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Dancing is Not a Crime!

Anonymous Comrade writes:

Dance for Your Rights!

Metropolis in Motion

New York City, July 22, 2006

This is an invitation to come
DANCE with us on July 22nd from 2pm to 4pm in front of the Mayor's house!* This is an open-air event to call attention to the Cabaret Laws which restrict dancing in NYC...

Here we are in a city of an estimated 15 million people,** and there are only 244 currently legal places dance... And that number includes "adult dancing" venues... Its time to dance in the streets and remind our city that DANCING IS NOT A CRIME!

We are a Metropolis in Motion!


We will provide some music for us all to move & groove & shake to, but like all the best things in life *

YOU* are the one who will move & groove & shake the afternoon, so please --

Dress Up, Bring Friends, Bring Music, Bring your Congas & Guitar, your Tapshoes and Flamenco dress, Tamborine, Voice, Accordian & your joyful exuberant spirit!

Stay Informed, Get Involved, Questions & Join the list at:

Internet not your thing? Here's the Hotline: 1-646-365-3018


The cabaret laws in NYC are an infringement of our constitutional right to freedom of expression. Originally passed in the 1920s to keep the races from intermingling, the laws are now used to fine and close down clubs and bars, and are increasingly used to target the political and underground art related nightlife. As such, we're staging a large-scale, participatory art/dance performance to build public awareness and gain media attention about the cabaret laws. We hope that our efforts will build support for court appeals challenging the constitutionality of the law.

*And/Or in the corner of Central Park closest to his house...

**Source: NYC Dept. of City Planning

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/census/popcur.sht ml