What did I get out of the Summer of Love in 1967? Dancing anywhere anytime. Freeform expression. My dyslexia vanished.
So what did I and my partner do at the Summer of Love exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco recently? Dance! And yes I was there in the ’60s—a native San Franciscan dancing my way through Golden Gate Park, the Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Ocean Beach. Just about everywhere we could wave our arms around, we did!
Jordan, my partner in the video below, danced around Vietnam—with a machine gun instead of a flower. Horrid time in his life but when he returned to the USA he battled PTSD with dancing and yoga and meditation. And moved to San Francisco… . So here we are 50 years later still bopping about. The exhibit goes till August 20, 2017 so you can trip the lights fantastic and do the hippie dance in the psychedelic black lights, too.
Here are some more over-the-top dance videos you might enjoy: New Moves by Israeli contact duo duo, African Tribal Dance Re-Translated, Pas de Deux with a Raven, Lil Buck Dances with Picasso in Paris, Georgian National Ballet.