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One Billion Rising Sydney

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by Jody Kimber (subscribe)
Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
A dance of strength for women and girls globally,

One Billion Rising is all about having safe healthy fun and promoting the rights of women to live in a violence free society. One Billion and Rising is a community dance celebration for women.

It is "a call for one billion women around the world to join together to dance in a show of collective strength against violence" (source: Wikipedia).

The Sydney "One Billion and Rising Dance " is being held this Friday, 13th February at 5pm at the Surry Hills Library in Crown Street.

The One Billion Rising Community Dance is "an annual dance for freedom, protesting violence against women and girls globally." It is in its third year in Sydney with Charmaine from SEET Contemporary Dance leading the dancers in a community event.

Charemaine Seet came to Australia after studying under and working with some amazing US talent. She also worked with the Union Dance Company, a charity organisation that incorporates dance and martial arts, supported by the City of Westminster and working with disenfranchised youth.

A review by The Independent, London describes the highlight of the opening night as being "Charemaine Seet's solo, involving kung fu poses, lightning fast flying scissors and apparently impossible changes of direction." (Source Seet Dance) Which may give you some idea of Ms Seets dance stylisation.

So, be ready, the dance Charemaine is teaching for this year's "One Billion Rising" promises to be something "fun, funky and fierce" for kids, adults, families and anyone who wants to groove for a good cause next Friday 13th February.

You may find out more via the Seet website or by contacting NOW to participate!

The event is child and family friendly. All those who wish to raise the vibe and take part in the magic of community dance are welcome.
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Why? More than half the world is female.
When: 5pm, Friday 13th February 2015
Phone: Please contact via email,.
Where: Surry Hills Library
Cost: Free
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