Cara Levick refers to herself as an "events facilitator," which basically means she dreams up experiences for the people of Santa Fe that generally tend to be as fleeting as they are unique. This makes her monthly Let's Dance series of events (2:30 pm Saturday May 13. $10-$15. Dragon Rising Studios, 1512 Pacheco St., 428-0276), now in its sixth iteration and featuring Yesmance, a project featuring Levick and her partner, Paul Feathericci, all the more accessible. Instead of a one-off, Let's Dance provides a safe and family-friendly alternative to club events as a means to unwind and, at the risk of sounding cheesy, acheive some sense of spiritual catharsis. We caught up with Levick to get more details.
What would you say you do?
I like to create intentional and unusual experiences, and that comes out in a lot of different ways. I have a hard time doing things more than once, to be honest. I'm still trying to find words for what it is I do, because I really do cover a lot of ground.
Can you give us an idea about the impetus behind Let's Dance #6?
For a long time I've wanted to do some kind of dance party in a different environment. In some ways, it's relaxing; it starts out really mellow and meditative, but then it amps up and people are shredding and really dancing. It has a different kind of container than a dance party, it's a place to really let go and there's no judgment and people are just there to dance. In the beginning we called it a party, but it's not really a party.
So what is "yesmance"?
We came up with it on our honeymoon. It's the term we use when we do parties together and our DJ name when we DJ together. We really wanted to follow the 'yes,' like, how do we travel in way where we feel free while still being together?