Unconventional Ways to Build Connection: (Or) Would You Dare to Sing and Dance with Strangers?

What if someone got on your train or tram or bus and invited you to sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as you’re on your way to work? Would you join in? Would you enjoy the music? Would you smile? Peter Sharp is a member of The Liberators, a group with a mission,  from Perth, Australia. They hand out lyrics and initiate the sing-a-longs for commuters. And watch how the crowd transforms.

The Liberators mission: “To involve people in participatory acts of freedom that allow us to see that beyond our differences there is love and humanity.” Whoa! I like that. In addition to singing, they also get people to dance. They do blind trust experiments, encourage strangers to hug each other, and engage in other acts of connection. I’d especially like to be a part of one of their “Funky Friday” train dance parties — but maybe not on a Monday morning!

Copyright, Debra Moffitt. July 2015. No portion of Debra’s blogs or writing may be used, reprinted in ebooks or traditional print, or reused online without prior written consent.

Bio: Debra Moffitt is the award-winning author of several books.


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