Yes Body travels nation-wide teaching community dance classes and hosting arts jams for people of all ages and abilities.
Yes Body, formerly known as SoulFunktion, was founded by Dance/Music Artist Millie Heckler, DJ Schi the God/Sound Engineer Schivona Johnson, and Executive Producer Dion Evans in the Fall of 2017. Yes Body serves as a ‘traveling party’ dedicated to relentless self-progression and the pursuit of fearlessness. Hosting parties and events, teaching a variety of dance classes, and performing original works, the company advocates for embodied responsibility, upholding values of creativity, individuality, innovation (R.H. Laws of Hip Hop), social equity, and inclusivity at all costs.
Yes Body event at Givens Park in East Austin summer 2019. Funded by Cultural Arts Initiative grant.
To create community through an awareness of cultural inclusivity and sharing
To gain a cultural understanding of and appreciation for Hip Hop social party dances and tradition
To empower students to explore realities, relationships and ideas through the partnership of music and movement
To challenge the imagination and body to cultivate collaborative ideals
To develop choreographic, performative and freestyle tools
To express oneself safely and effectively to foster a strong sense of self
Whether teaching Hip Hop, House, Contemporary, fusion classes or hosting arts jams and events, Yes Body ignites the senses with multi-disciplinary expressions, cultivating inclusive and uplifting energy for a community-centric experience.
Graphic designs by DJ Schi the God of Third Eye Snacks