Time & Location
27 June 2020, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Turner, Turner ACT 2612, Australia
About the event
Many of you may have seen the wonderful Melbourne ‘Discobedience’ dance squad, which is choreographed to the equally wonderful Bees Gees’ hit, ‘Stayin Alive’, and was used to great effect in last year’s International Week of Rebellion.
If not, all sorts of videos are available on YouTube including ‘how to’ vids. Here is one we love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGMKumKBZJI
One of our ACT members, Gerard, has put the lock down to good use by learn the moves, and is very keen to create a ‘popup’ Discobedience Dance Squad which would add a lot of colour and movement to our (soon to be recommenced) protests.
Plus the song’s lyrics themselves have been rewritten to convey some great climate change action messages to go with the moves. All up, a great way to get people rockin’ and thinkin’.
Gerard is running the first dance instruction workshop to train up a squad (with social distancing precautions taken of course!) - so please consider joining in!
You don’t need to be especially fit nor a trained dancer (Gerard certainly isn’t) – so don’t think it’s just a young person’s thing.
As long as you have reasonable flexibility, and enjoy movement, and would be willing to give some time at protests and the like, you'll be just fine.
Once trained, we could ‘popup’ and really lift the vibe – in and out in twenty minutes! One possible application would be to perform at the (once) regular ‘Honk for Climate Change’ actions in Civic. A bunch of us doing the moves would look fabulous, and with the music and new lyrics too. Imagine the honking….
So if you’re keen and ready to boog-ay, RSVP and we’ll send you the full details of the workshop. RSVPs are essential as numbers are limited!