Conceptual public art lovers: Friday at noon in San Francisco and major cities across the globe, dancers and dance lovers intend to pause to express themselves through movement. The event, “What If the World Stopped to Dance?,” is now in its eighth year. Dance anywhere creator Beth Fein explains, “Imagine if we all took a moment to dance. It changes your day, your mood. … When you stop to dance, you find inspiration and creativity you may have forgotten.”
Some of the San Francisco dances will be choreographed, others improvised. Among the professionals Friday noon are: Raisa Simpson & Push Dance Co. at the Oakland Museum of California; Kara Davis & Agora Project at San Francisco City Hall; Alyce Finwall Dance Theatre at the 343 Sansome Rooftop Deck; Beth Fein & Dancers at the Powell Street BART Station; RoCo Dance Youth Company at Depot Plaza Mill Valley; and Anne Bluethenthal Dance at SFMOMA. For more info: www.danceanywhere.org/participate.