Gallery turns into lunch dance party on Wednesdays

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)--  Katie Miller had a lunch date with a dance floor Wednesday.

"It's one of my favorite things to do," says Katie Miller.  "I wait for it every month."

It's called Lunch Beat, an hour long chance to dance with a DJ spinning tracks.
You can pack your lunch or purchase some Mofu; Missouri based tofu, and then burn some calories in an art gallery.

"A place that people aren't typically dancing," says Andrew Warshauer who is known as DJ Boogieman.  "A place and a time and a state of mind even to some extent.  And it is different cause they're going to be a little more wary.  They're not going to be as uninhibited to dance.  So you got to work a little bit harder."

The Pulitzer Foundation or the Arts wants to change your perspective and think differently about art.

Their program, called RESET, wants to push the reset button.

"This piece is called Candy Crush by David Scanavino really taps into the whole idea of Reset," says Kristina Van Dyke, the director for the. Pulitzer Foundation of the Arts.  "This is turning things slightly askew."

"Most folks would need something to help them get on the dance floor especially in the middle of the day," says Patrick Clark.

"I think there are a lot of people out here who come out ready to dance," says Miller.  "I've met people at lunch beat outside of lunch beat so the people who come here are ready to get down."

And get up.

The mid day dance party tore the roof off the gallery and threw the floor on the wall.

The art installation is the dimension of the gallery floor, it's just moon walked up the wall.

"We love this kind of energy and permissiveness and the way St. Louis has responded to our invitation to come and play," says Van Dyke.

Well this city is a shoe in when it comes to having a good time, especially when you can get in some moves at mid-day.


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