Tubemogel: No Lights No Lycra Dance Party in Brooklyn’s Church of the Messiah. People come from all over New York City for the unpretentious scene. The church basement where it happens is almost pitch black so people don’t feel the need to dress up.
No Lights No Lycra is a dance party in a Brooklyn church basement. The dance draws a crowd who wants to dance without the scene that usually comes with it. This means no drinking and no uncomfortable club gear. People come from all over New York City for the 90-minute event that happens every Tuesday.
It's very meditative. Like, its exercise, but its also spiritually uplifting.
I found out about no lights no lyrca, cause I was living in the neighborhood just a couple blocks away and kind of heard about it word of mouth. I’ve since moved to Queens and so I drive over and come.
It’s a great release, it’s a great way to clear your head. And dance with no expectations, socially or anything like that. You can do whatever you want.
I think dancing is a very primal instinct to want to dance and like move to music.
I just find it such a release, like I love dancing and moving and I like the vibe, its just like you can come be who you are.
About the Video:
This is a neighborhood church that serves local residents in a Brooklyn fashion. I've been to yoga classes there, a dinner party, food shopping and a concert. And recently I found out they also throw weekly dance parties. Laura O'Neill, who's day time career has her running Van Leeuwen ice cream, makes the magic happens and sets up the speakers before dancing. It is so so dark that filming was not an option, which I got around with taking 2 second long photos. The song in the video, Genesis by Grimes, was played the first time I came. I love Grimes and knew I found my song when it came blasting through the speakers.
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