NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA
at DEFIBRILLATOR GALLERY TUESDAY NIGHTS 7:45 – 9:15PM
starting FEBRUARY 05, 2013
NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA, a weekly dance party in the dark, on TUESDAY, nites at DEFIBRILLATOR GALLERY from 7:45PM until 9:15PM. hosted by DEFIBRILLATOR, NLNL is an international movement to create environments where people can completely let go and shake out their stresses in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol-free environment.
NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA (NLNL) will be held at DEFIBRILLATOR, a nonprofit performance art gallery, all are welcome. attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably, travel lightly, and bring water. cost: $5. NLNL CHICAGO will occur EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT from 7:45PM to 9:15PM unless otherwise noted.
NLNL began in MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, in 2009, founded by unruly dance students ALICE GLENN and HEIDI BARRETT. now NLNL dance nights run across AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, EUROPE, UK, US and CANADA. it has grown mainly through word of mouth into a community who share a passion for this experience.
NLNL has no mandate, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique – just free movement. with the lights turned off, everyone can dance like no one is watching. both NLNL and DEFIBRILLATOR share a passion for providing a gathering place to experiment with, explore, and experience liberated physical movement.
this is a pure and spiritual experience, releasing that urge to shake and doing it without the social nuances of dancing in public.
- GREENPOINTERS BLOG, BROOKLYN, NY
many of the constraints of our modern society can be transcended through dancing in this environment, gender and sexuality become irrelevant, and space is negotiated without words or power struggle.
- LAURA MORGAN, NLNL DANCER, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA