Dance anywhere celebrates with free shows all over S.F.
Updated 7:05 am, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
by Mary Ellen Hunt
Why draw lines between art and life? On Friday, let dance creep into your everyday life and join the rest of the world in the 10th annual “dance anywhere” celebrations. You can watch free performances in venues all over San Francisco, get your office mates to froog in their cubicles, or just celebrate quietly on your own with a little jig as you wait in line at the grocery store.
Organizer Beth Fein sees the global “dance anywhere” movement – events are scheduled at noon in San Francisco, and simultaneously as far off as Cozumel, Budapest, Cairo and Tel Aviv – as not just a kind of public art performance and a way to inject some fun into life, but also a spark for creativity. One participant recorded herself doing a little bit of raising the roof in a taxi speeding through Istanbul, and last year an intrepid participant sent in a video of her group re-enacting their own version of “Happy Feet” on Petermann Island in Antarctica.
Here are a few great places to dance. Check the website, www.danceanywhere.org, for a complete list of events. Or organize your own mini-show.