Through a modern dance class at University of Houston, Sharon and I became quick and dear friends. She introduced me to the Dancemakers - a dance group, founded by Rebecca Clearman, that met on Sunday mornings to step out of our other lives (I was in middle of taking way too many hours in order to finish my PoliSci degree) and to create joyful, beautiful, meditative flow through contact improvisation. Occasionally, we organized enough to perform around town. The 1983 Houston Festival performance was certainly our apex ... sharing with the audience the vulnerability, fun, trust, strength and the give and take supporting of each other in unchoreographed, yet magically cohesive, movement. During our final piece, with songs from Michael Jackson's 1982 Thriller album, we invited the audience on stage for a high energy, celebration of music and dance, bringing folks together in all of their forms of expression.
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