BANDSHELL BOOGIE Outdoor Summer Dance Gatherings
— Bringing Dance to the Public Realm…
is all about bringing dance back out into the community where the people are — in a sense — re-creating, continuing and modernizing the linneage most tribal cultures have had throughout time.
Enter our open, outdoor space… and explore the exhilarating feeling of moving, playing, connecting, sweating, stretching, unwinding, renewing, improvising … and releasing the dancer that lives within each of us, no matter who we are.…
The Bandshell Boogie community — people of all ages and walks of life — are a growing tribe of individuals who come together to discover and unleash their individual and cumulative power thru freeform, ecstatic dance; a fusion of moving meditation, intentionally architected, soul-enlivening music, creative self-expression, welcoming and friendly community, sweat, love and a complete 'go with the flow’ attitude.
Bandshell Boogie opens with a very short opening circle where we welcome you to the space and invite you to breathe deeply.
Then we dance for 90 minutes.
The dance ends at 9pm — under the stars — with a closing circle where people have the opportunity to share very briefly anything they’d like to express from their dance; their reflections, experience, feelings, inspirations. There is no requirement to share. There is no requirement to stay for this closing circle.
Free-form dance is very simply, people dancing with no planned steps or moves, no choreography, no memorization, no goals, no expected form or sequence. You can make physical contact with other dancers, or never make any, and choose partners or simply choose to Rock Out on your own.
— Each of the lively evening dances are mixed by popular local DJs who craft transformational journeys blending encompassing electronic music from many genres, including ecstatic, disco, funk, soul, club and pop. Whether you stay for 20 minutes or for the whole time, feel free to dance, meet new friends or simply sit back and absorb all the positive energy!
Bandshell Boogie Summer Dance Series provides an open, public, centrally-located, easily-accessible environment for people to connect with each other, make new friends, dance, feel safe and feel encouraged to share and express themselves in the city where they reside — Boulder!