Response #4: Pulse

On Tuesday night, about 25 of you met with us to react to the mass shooting in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. From that meeting, we have decided to invite the public to respond to the continuous cycle of mass murders. Please join this queer movement featuring choreography by Camilo Godoy.

On Saturday, June 18 at 6:00pm, please meet at McCarthy Square at the Northeast corner of 7th Ave and Charles St in Manhattan’s West Village.

Wear clothes you are comfortable moving in–they might get slightly dirty too:) No RSVP needed. No movement experience required. All ages welcomed. We’ll go until 7:00pm–both the rehearsal and performance are included in this 60 minute span. Latecomers call Niegel Smith at: 718.541.9160


Willing Participant whips up urgent poetic responses to crazy shit that happens. During a meeting, participants work with three ringleaders to research a pressing event and craft a performative reply, which we call a “response.” The group and others then perform the response for the general public within the following week.

To get the low-down on future meetings and responses, sign up here.

Ringleaders: Todd Shalom and Niegel Smith. Willing Participant is a labor of love and grrrr. An all-volunteer project created by members of non-profit participatory walk organization Elastic City.

Willing Participant identity and site design: Asad Pervaiz
Web development: Alex Gutierrez