Thursday, April 9, 2009


Yesterday a rant. Today a rave!

Dance is the visual, coordinated movement of the universal spirit into the rhythm of time, percussion and musical vibration.

Over the last several months at various train stations in Europe there have been planned dance performances where seeming ordinary passengers, passersby and visitors react to a song being played on the buildings loudspeaker system.

The music starts and one, then two, then dozens of individuals and couples start to dance to the music in the middle of the large station. It looks like it's impromptu, spontaneous, but it is wonderfully coordinated, planned and performed.

In Liverpool, England it was to the music “Shout” and then to a waltz. In Antwerp, Belgium it was the Julie Andrews song Do-Re-Me from the Sound of Music.

You can access both videos on You Tube. Here is one link:

In both cases the train station managements were participants and allowed their floor space, as well as the public address system, to be used.

For the unsuspecting passersby it was an experience of awe, involuntary toe tapping, clapping, smiles, body movement and surprise.

Everybody stopped to watch. Who would expect such grace, form and choreographed movement to happen in the middle of a busy train station?

It was infectious and delightful to see and a profound reminder of our universal spirit that is attracted to the Oneness that we are. It may well be the harbinger of harmony of the new generation.

Marshall McLuhan the Canadian media analyst and author once said:

“Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can
always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.”

It’s true.

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