photo by Noah Nethero (Aspen 2013)
What is a Recess?
A Recess event is a break from constraints: a recess from traditional obligations, a recess from the uninspiring, a recess from constraints (in music, movement, convention, expression), a recess from the creative-voids of the everyday. We've called it Alt (short for Alternative) because that's what we are, that's the music we prefer, that's the experience we strive to create—something outside of the ordinary. Many of us are blues dancers and a part of the larger blues community. We dance with the creative brilliance of blues dance and other styles of partnered connection, technique, and musicality; sometimes to blues music. . . and often to something else. We believe in an inclusive and expansive idea of what the our community "is" and what it can become.
We believe in dance as a living, breathing, evolving cultural movement: borne out of the time-honored traditions of the past and inspired by the sounds, movements, styles, rhythms, and progressive social revelations of the present. We are a community of students and teachers, of lovers and fighters, of wonderers and wanderers, of magicians and healers. We are a community of dancers. We are the Recess Family.
To get a feel for Recess, read what others have said, and check out the videos below.
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