Everyday it seems I make new friends with this project! A couple of dancers that I met last weekend at our Flash Mob, Molly and Ann Marie, joined me today along with my friend and fellow actor, Mary Ruth. We met at Crown Center to see if we could spread some Christmas Cheer.
My favorite moment of this video comes about 2/3′s of the way through when a lovely older woman in a wheelchair just had to join us. Things like that really light my heart. We had a great time, though most of the other holiday shoppers seemed to be in their own little world. But you can see her again at the end waving and cheering us on.
The kids on the playground were pretty interested in what we were doing since we were moving at about 1/10 of a normal speed. That was Mark’s idea…we had used that effect in a video earlier this year that we filmed at the River Market. Today’s really worked and I think we had the most fun of anyone.
This song, Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives brings back happy memories from my childhood.
You asked for it, we delivered! Please now…no-one ask for the Sears Salsa, the Lowes Lindy Hop or the Barnes and Noble Bolero. Feel free to send in your own. This really was fun and a real adrenaline pump. After doing it twice in one week with very little reactions from store patrons – and today’s only employee reaction was that she wanted to dance with us – it’s not a scary as a proposition as it seemed before.
I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please pass it along!
I’ve had a rough week so far. Seems that even the best intentions can sometimes go awry. I believe that positive thinking is really important, just sometimes I’m not sure it’s enough. That’s O.K. I’m choosing to turn things around…I’ve just been on one of those big dips on the rollercoaster – now I’m working my way back up. I thought the version of this song by Skanatra might do the trick today.
Of course everyday is the beginning, every moment is. I won’t get all esoteric on you. I’ll just say that today feels like the beginning of a new phase; one full of opportunity, planning and tasks!
July is National Dance Day and I’ve got permission to have a Freebox dance on the lawn of the Nelson Atkins Museum that day. Details are still being worked out…(tres exciting!)
If you’re reading this and want to volunteer a few hours to help produce an event for National Dance Day with me, please email me. I will email you back as soon as I have a clear first step. Also, if you have something you feel you can contribute in the way of getting copies made or sponsorship support of any kind – get in touch now!
Details will follow, I’m in the process of creating a page on this site for the event. Please check back tomorrow!
I appreciate your holding a positive intention for an event that lights up Kansas City and beyond.
Today’s dance was cool because I didn’t even hear this song until after I filmed the close-up stuff….spooky how the muse works!
we agree to meet
in a common field
we are all in the dance
whether we like it or not.
Today, I’ll let let down my defenses
and dance alone, and together with you.