Stop and dance will take on a new meaning at noon Friday (March 27) with the 11th annual Dance Anywhere.
The simultaneous public art performance will bring people of all ages and occupations together to dance around the world, from Buenos Aires to Estonia. And the Bay Area is at the forefront of the event with more than two dozen participants.
The event was designed, according to its organizers, to celebrate communities and a sense of collaboration.
Confirmed dancers and venues in the Bay Area include Amused Collective at Doyle Hollis Park, Emeryville; Antoine Hunter at Fremont School for the Deaf, Fremont; AXIS Dance Company at Oakland Museum of California, Oakland; Carol Kueffer at Bentley School, Oakland; Claudine Naganuma and dancers with Parkinson’s Disease at 4th St., Berkeley; Eric Kupers/Bandelion at Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland; Impromptu no tutu elder movement ensemble at the grass median strip across from 2020 Oregon Street, Berkeley; Luna Dance Institute at New Highland Academy, Oakland; Sarah Bush and Company at the Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley; Sonia Hinrichsen in Berkeley; Susan Wolf at several traffic circles starting at Hillegass & Webster, Berkeley; Tanya Chianese at Berkeley High School, Berkeley; Taylor Fisher at Downtown Berkeley Bart Plaza, Berkeley; and tsg networks at 10462 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito.
Other dance locations include New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, and El Salvador, Brazil, Portugal and Hungary.