By: Mitchell Treend
“As 2016 comes to a close, we leave behind a year of confusion and despair about the state of our world. We turn now toward creative resistance, inspired civic engagement, and a reimagination of democracy. A radical broadening of what it means to vote. To participate. To dance.” — Vote for Dancing 2016, Beloved Productions
As noted by the fantastic folks from Beloved, 2016 has been a tumultuous ride through constant tests of will and spiritual resolve. In a move towards fostering the means through which people of the human community can build something brighter in 2017, Vote For Dancing comes as a beacon of light.
The 3-day event, to be held in Portland, Oregon this year, will feature some of the most forward thinking artists in the creative community, providing a space for reflection, and unadulterated fun this NYE. With the likes of CloZee, Desert Dwellers, Thriftworks, Beats Antique, Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, and The Polish Ambassador, it is assured that this will be one of the best gatherings for ringing in the new year.
Beginning on December 30th, with a night of raucous revelry, Beats Antique and Thriftworks cap off a sterling bill of talent to prep party people for the main event on the eve of the new year. On the 31st, you will be treated to a seemingly endless stream of gifted souls, Kayla Scintilla, Clozee, Desert Dwellers and The Polish Ambassador all in one night. The event closes with a community renewal day on January 1st featuring speakers, singers and an array of interactive offerings (like a juice and mimosa bar).
This event will provide a real-life model for the type of community interaction so desperately needed as we move towards the uncertain, turbulent future. If you are looking for a truly inspired and intentional gathering to wash away the grime of 2016, then Vote For Dancing is the place you need to be. You couldn't ask for a better lineup.
For tickets and more information about the gathering, its intentions and the full lineup of music and events, head over to votefordancing.com to dig in to all the insights.