This group aims to brighten your day with spontaneous dance parties
While commuting to work on the subway or train, you may suddenly find that your ride is a little bit groovier than anticipated. That’s all thanks to one group aiming to inspire social change with some seriously rad dancing.
Peter Sharp and the Liberators is a group based in Australia that uses positivity to inspire change in the world. “Instead of complaining about what’s wrong with the system, we use our skills, intelligence, gifts and abilities to create positive experiences for the world to actively participate in making today and tomorrow’s future more sustainable and harmonious,” writes the group on their Facebook page.
How do they do it? “We create participatory public and private events that involve and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in acts of unconditional kindness, dance and human connection,” they say on Facebook. “We record each of our public actions with the intention to then inspire people from all over the world to create their own similar unified participatory actions.”
In other words: By creating rad impromptu dance parties in places you’d least expect them, they’re setting out to bring positivity to the world. Most recently, the group took over the London tube on Friday with their killer moves, inspiring others to get funky themselves.
The Liberators are currently on tour around England, but just weeks ago, they threw a “Junkadelic Train Crash” on a train in Perth, Australia. The train ride started with Peter in a suit, announcing to the uncomfortable passengers that they’re on, “Perth’s funkiest train of all time.” Suddenly, the rest of the group walked in, decked out in uniform with big instruments. It took some coaxing, but by the end, all the passengers were rocking it out, giant grins spread on their faces.
Their movement is spreading, and the group is currently traveling in Europe after raising over $25,000 on Pozible. “We’re on a mission to prove that, beyond our differences there is love and humanity,” the group wrote on Pozible. “We’re ready to change the stereotypes about the separation, distrust and lack of connection in big cities so we’ve come up with a crazy way to create inspiring proof that our common humanity exists just. . . beneath the surface of a seemingly faceless society.”
But what about those who aren’t really into dancing? The group also organizes other random events, like inviting everyone on a train to sing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” or conducting social experiments by maintaining eye contact with strangers, or complimenting random people in the street.
“We are here to lead by example to allow the people of planet Earth to see that we are brothers and sisters of the same human race, travelling together on this Earthship we collectively call home,” the group writes on their Facebook page.
Looks like the members Peter Sharp and the Liberators are fulfilling their goals every day. What a beautiful way to remind everyone that we’re all in this together — and that sometimes, you just gotta dance.
[Images via Facebook]