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Soul of Sydney

Soul of Sydney

A secret venue only released on the day of, a magic rope that becomes a game of limbo, funk and soul with a sprinkle of disco and a warm, welcoming, non-judgemental, all-colours crowd of dance-lovers – welcome to Soul of Sydney.

I love dancing with people. I love the expression and communication of movement to music. I love the pure joy of being connected to soul. Being invited by another to join them in a wild storm of energy, of sexual expression through dance and of gender play. The crowd parts, a circle is made. The tall muscular man with the ginger beard invites me in. His incredible moves drew the crowd including those hand on the hips Beyonce accents he brings – so wonderful to watch on such a masculine body. I match his every move, my eyes never leaving his, catching, falling, subliming the energy between us. He hugs and thanks me after the final pose with the applause falling around us. Many acknowledgements come my way, but the best comment S’ra tells me, was the man near her who said to his friend as I was dancing, “She’s so hot, she’s making my eyes melt.”

Love

Danica

photo credit: Soul Of Sydney

Living with neighbours

Living with neighbours

I happily lived in an isolated location on the South East Coast of NSW for 3.5 years about 10 years ago. On 40 acres, 26kms outside the nearest town on a massive stretch of river, I could go a whole day without having spoken to anyone. The post came three times a week. I had no phone, no internet, no running water, no electricity and I thought I was going to live there for the rest of my life.

Now I live in an immaculately kept apartment building in Sydney cbd with around 200 other people. And yet I could easily keep myself in isolation. Is it my wiring to be a hermit?

What is it that gives us the experience of community? Is it living with people? It would seem that living with others in and of itself is insufficient. What gives us the experience of belonging? What if we could belong everywhere?

We had a Richmont Community building bbq on the rooftop today. Community often starts with people talking to people they wouldn’t normally speak to and then building from there.

If you look out into the communities you’re a member of, how did you become a member? I wonder if it’s all through declaration. The declaration I belong here. And we belong here together.

Love

Danica