I was in a shared kitchen of a villa I was renting in Antigua, Guatemala cooking up a pot of greens and beans, when a song by Young Fathers came on, Wire.
As songs have often done in my life--they take over my entire being and require me to dance in the here and now.
Quite frankly, I lost my shit with this song and dance--you see there is a feeling I get when I dance that makes me feel so connected to my inner divinity, makes me feel larger than life, and so connected to the purity and vibration of one true love--universal love.
It's a true, cathartic delight.
There was something different about this free dancing episode.
I channeled a message, as I frequently do when I dance.
The message was to start a virtual flash mob.
I had no idea at the time that this dance would start to take on a life of it's own.
I knew I wanted people from all over the world to learn it. I knew it was something that was accessible to all genders, bodies, and levels of movers. What I especially knew is that it would get taught and performed in Denver, Colorado at One Sol.
What I didn't know is how it was going to impact people.
Since I downloaded the original vision, I have shown up to teach it live in my Facebook Group, on the hill at Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco. I even pulled over impulsively at a little hill in San Rafael to film an impromptu tutorial, and alas I got to teach it to the dancers of One Sol plus everybody of all the generations who attended One Sol // GET FREE.
I didn't know that this dance was going to live on.
I didn't know it was going to become a legit Flash Mob--Like a dance that can be performed spontaneously anywhere!!!
I didn't know people were going to start requesting to do it, that it was going to stick in people's beings.
I had a feeling that all of us knowing one dance together will be revolutionary.
I had a feeling that we can use this dance for protest.
I know that this dance can be used for mental health and physical fitness.
I know that this dance is fun as fuck and makes you feel good and so alive when you do it.
This dance lives on.
I hope you enjoy this short video that I filmed with my incredible roommates, Jett and Angus, on Stinson Beach.
They said, "We have to do your dance!"
I said okay.
I want it to be a dance for all of us.
All of us who know that we must shift normalcy. All of us who are impacting change.
This is my offering to the revolution. Dance as a revolution!!!!!!
This dance signifies the birth of Dances of The Embodied Revolution.
It begins within and then we get to pour it out. It is embodied choreography, meaning it is accessible, it is health full, it's for you to do in your body in a way that feels good for you.
It's here for you. It is here for we. Use it whenever you need it.
Try it on your body to any song you want.
Remember, always... YOU ARE A DANCER.
Here are some awesome ways to release your mind, have fun and get free in your body:
So much love,
Founder/Director, Sol Vida Worldwide
ah-shay / i feel the spirit /it is so
she l her l hers l they l them
April (Axé) Charmaine, CEO/Founder, Sol Vida Worldwide