(dance) party for the people Research Site #4 - House Party

Low lights and living rooms = so good

Low lights and living rooms = so good

Ok. So house parties are probably the best. There's usually some kind of smorgasbord of random booze and snacks. Small spaces mean more sweatiness. And there's not so much stranger danger so people usually cut loose sooner and for longer. My hope is that (dance) Party for The People will be a house party at PWNW!

What makes a good dance party?

Taka:   A good DJ who can see the air and if people are losing energy the DJ knows what to do to bring the energy up. Good company. Imitating each other. Creating new dance moves and naming them.

Taka: A good DJ who can see the air and if people are losing energy the DJ knows what to do to bring the energy up. Good company. Imitating each other. Creating new dance moves and naming them.

Candace & Jenny: People who are into it. People who are more moved by the music than they are by their insecurities. Being shameless. Funk and soul. Sweat. Disco

Candace & Jenny: People who are into it. People who are more moved by the music than they are by their insecurities. Being shameless. Funk and soul. Sweat. Disco

Leia, Kumi & Sarah :  Music that has intention and thought behind it. Responsive DJ. No judgement. Safe space where people feel comfortable. Enough space to move. Well-maintained space. Darkness.

Leia, Kumi & Sarah: Music that has intention and thought behind it. Responsive DJ. No judgement. Safe space where people feel comfortable. Enough space to move. Well-maintained space. Darkness.

Devan & Danny:   Devan shared a story about how when she was traveling in Latin America learning to dance helped her to learn Spanish. We talked about how rhythm, gesture, and the cadence of language are embodied in cultural dances.

Devan & Danny: Devan shared a story about how when she was traveling in Latin America learning to dance helped her to learn Spanish. We talked about how rhythm, gesture, and the cadence of language are embodied in cultural dances.

Jeffrey:   When everyone is on the same level. When VJs sync visuals with music

Jeffrey: When everyone is on the same level. When VJs sync visuals with music

Kim & Kaycie:   No pants! Matching pants! Everyone has a dance and they all know the steps to the same song. Sexy people. Weed. Booze. Sexy shots served to me by a butler. Some simple snacks like popcorn, jello, booze cake, meat and cheese spread. Outdoor space.

Kim & Kaycie: No pants! Matching pants! Everyone has a dance and they all know the steps to the same song. Sexy people. Weed. Booze. Sexy shots served to me by a butler. Some simple snacks like popcorn, jello, booze cake, meat and cheese spread. Outdoor space.

DieAna Dae:   House music. 128 bpm. Enough space to dance. Moving lights. Laser lights. Queer spaces. Inclusive spaces. Air flow and sweaty people (feeling sweaty bodies and temperature around you but also feeling a breeze. Poppers.

DieAna Dae: House music. 128 bpm. Enough space to dance. Moving lights. Laser lights. Queer spaces. Inclusive spaces. Air flow and sweaty people (feeling sweaty bodies and temperature around you but also feeling a breeze. Poppers.