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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

~Edgar Degas

First you get a song in your brain, and then it comes out your body, and that’s how you dance.

~Davis James, age 5

Shimmy Mob Memphis is dancing to change the world. This is our fourth year of dancing for the cause!

This year we dance to raise awareness and funds for the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County. 

Shimmy Mob 2014 flyer

How can you help us end violence and strengthen families?

1. Dance with us

2. Let us dance for you

3. Donate to our cause! Visit www.fundly.com/shimmy-mob-memphis

Related Posts & Links:

Unbreakable

Dancing to Change the World

Shimmy Mob Memphis 2013

Shimmy Mob Southaven 2013

Shimmy Mob Memphis 2012

Shimmy Mob Memphis 2011

Happy International Belly Dance Day!

Today we unite in dance with women around the world to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and children.

 

SM flier

You can show your support by coming to watch at the above times, or by going to shimmymobmemphis.com to donate or donate directly to the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County.

 

Other posts on this topic:

Unbreakable

Shimmy Mob 2013 – We’ll Be Dancing to Change the World

 

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.

–Albert Camus

I recently discovered Grace Brown’s Project Unbreakable.  TIME magazine named her website one of the top 30 Tumblr blogs to follow. The video below provides you with some context.

…and that is the astonishing power of art – art can go through where other things can’t.  You can’t have barriers because it breaks through your prejudices.  It breaks through everything that you have as your mask that says, “I am this… I am that.” No. It breaks through those and it reaches somewhere where other things don’t.  And in a world where attitudes are so difficult to change, we need a language that breaks through.

–Mallika Sarabhai’s

That is why we will dance to change the world.

Please consider joining us….

SMM pic

 

Yesterday a group of belly dancers represented Memphis in Shimmy Mob, an international flashmob event designed to raise funds for women’s and children’s shelters in local communities.  It was an honor to dance with this group of ladies.

Many thanks to Debra Parmley for organizing the event, to Jasmine  of Dance with Jasmine for leading choreography practices, and to the folks at Singleton Community Center and the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center for donating practice space!

And of course, a big thank you to the YWCA of Greater Memphis for the work they do in our community.

Thanks also to Liz London of Memphis Raqs who donated the proceeds of her show last night to the shelter.

 

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