The poisoned climate is a relational metaphor and therefore such reactions are to be understood more figuratively. For example, it is not at all certain whether remaining in the here and now might not have certain advantages over the reflexive joint; if, in addition, the relational space did not consist of four walls and a door, but rather of any quarter or city, there would be impressive angles and levels within. Add to this the fact that the social climate and its poisoning do not form a necessary unity, for what is to give way is of course the metaphorical poison. Now it becomes more difficult to find this out for sure: Maybe there is a hunch, but to get clarity, you have to change your perspective. And there are two ways to do this: to wait until the situation itself starts to move, or, and this is hardly me-taphorical, to actually start moving. In either case, detoxification begins with movement. And if the contamination is a social one, ideally movement will also be a common one. (excerpt of Morphing The Roma Label by Michael F. Grieder)
Detox Dance is a Public Performance performed in Square Dance manner. Lead dancers will perform the choreography once, after that the public is invited to participate. All dancing patterns have been inspired by movement elements of relaxation and fragments of Roma Dances known in the collective. Every participant becomes part of a liquid social sculpture by moving together and sharing a common public space. Let’s imagine a joyful common present to gather the energies for a common future world -making.
Below on Detox Dance during the Campaign for Swiss Roma Rights. Organisation RJSaK Zurich & GfbV / Society of Threatened People, Waisenhausplatz, Berne 2017
Detox Dance Premiere, at Donate To Curate curated by Stefan Wagner