Expressive Movement took to the Mainframe rooftop in town on Saturday 23rd January, grooving to live music with SA band Alpha Prince.
The event was like the Jozi highveld thunderstorm that followed – electric, wild and invigorating! And like the calm after the storm – heartfelt and tender.
Gathering on the rooftop of Mainframe (next door to the Maboneng precinct) we danced under the gathering storm clouds to the soul shaking Afro urban set offered by musicians Abdoul Djuma and Siya Sindelo from the band Alpha Prince. The setting along with the music was like a breath of fresh air, enabling all to take in the energy of this vibrant city and creating with the dance that arose.
The rain and lightning moved us indoors into what we called “The belly of Jozi” which reminded me of all the many levels of interaction available to us, not to mention our incredibly adaptability and resilience as a nation! The connections that unfolded towards the end of the dance stay with me, as I witnessed dancers’ capacity to connect from a place of open authentic presence.
I would like to thank all who attended for making this such a wonderful evening. And I look forward to taking the dance together to new heights and depths.
Please be in touch if you wish to share any of your experiences from this dance or others. I love hearing your stories and welcome your feedback.