Thursday, May 26, 2011

Saturday Market #8: A Dancing Place

Saturday Market is many things to many people. To many people, Saturday Market is the place to dance. People dance during every set of the day! I remember Dave Carter telling me that Saturday Market was the first place he ever saw people dancing to his cerebral folk songs. He was amazed.

This week was a very dancey day, starting with the kids from Edison dancing while singing "The Codfish Ball." A little later, Les Etoiles de Guinée most definitely danced to their Guinean drumming, and sometimes even while drumming.
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The Maya Love Band's Bob Dylan's birthday tribute set got everybody dancing and singing along, and then Kef played music that's made for group dancing, from the Balkans.

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That got me thinking about all the kinds of dancing that go on at the Market. Of course I have a few photos to illustrate...

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Steamy dancing (to Son Melao)

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Romantic dancing (to a tango by Paul & Nancy's Love Truffle)

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Ecstatic twirly hippie dancing (to just about anything)

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Ecstatic jumping up and down waving your arms dancing (to Soulicious)

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Dancing with a fairy (a rare treat)

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Old Man Dancing (to just about everything)

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Dancing S.L.U.G. Queen Slugasana (taking a break from yoga)

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Dancing Pig (from the Waldorf School Players)

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Flash Mob Swing Dancing (surprise!)

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Gogo dancing (to The Dick Danger Band)

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Dancing in kilts (The Eugene Highlanders)

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Dancing with swords (belly dancers - my favorite!!)

Dance on over to the Flickr stream for more dancing photos. Let them inspire you to come on down and dance! This week I'd suggest Opal Creek's 1 PM bluegrass set for ultimate danceability...

See you there!

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