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Friday, February 12, 2016
RISE DANCE DISRUPT! BY EVE ENSLER
1 FEBRUARY 2016 > V-DAY
RISE DANCE DISRUPT!
I think we must live now on the edge of incomprehensible madness, refusing to give up
and refusing to pretend. Dancing on the precipice of annihilation while passionately
encouraging and welcoming the new paradigm. This is most difficult in a world, in
a system that has thoroughly indoctrinated us in a refusal to think, in the sound bite,
in yes and nos, likes and unlikes, with us or against us pathology, in idiotic,
consumable brandable, reductionist absolutes. To be an enthusiastic absurdist requires
embracing ambiguity, insecurity, and it means looking at the predicament we are in
head on. It means leaping and assuming you will fall, dancing in the chaotic
impossible passionate possible.
So we must learn the art and practice of disruption. We must release the tentacles
of our false securities and interrupt the world as we know it. We must assume that
anywhere we live or anything we are doing can change or disintegrate on a dime and
we must practice changing and letting it go. Living as if there is no future but the one
we are creating. Nothing guaranteed but our willingness to live as pioneers of a new
consciousness and way. And we must become disrupters. That is the power of creative
resistance. Interrupting business as usual, taking stands that forfeit our acceptance or
economic elevation, risking disapproval and controversy, participating in actions that
loosen our grip on the suicidal givens and push the tyrants to fall. Disrupters, fighting
and dancing with all our might for life over comfort.
– Eve Ensler
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