On May 31st to June 7th, Vincentians will get the opportunity to experience the thrill of watching Earl ‘Ole George’ Daniel dancing for seven straight days without sleeping. Daniel will be dancing at the Peace Memorial Hall from 7pm on Thursday May 31st until 168 hours has elapsed.
That will be enough to get his name into the Guinness Book of Records for the longest dance. The record to beat is 123 hours set by Kalamandalam Hemalatha of India otherwise known as the dancing Queen of Kerala.
Daniel did note that “the dancing Queen of Kerala is up against the ‘Dancing Machine’ of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”
The seven days dance will has another cause which is to sensitize the nation and to help raise funds for the cause of diabetes in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
It is hoped that Vincentians will be generous in their giving seeing that a financial contribution will be made to this worthy cause.
The dance will be also addressing the crime situation in the country and will be a way to get Vincentians to engage in a national discussion on finding solutions to the crime situation and also to do some introspection on their role in feeding the violent culture that presently exist.
It is planned that while the dance is taking place, there will be trained individuals in the building engaging well -wishers and supporters in discussions of this nature.
There will be radio talks taking place during the week of the dance. Vincentians will be given the opportunity to call into various radio stations to make a positive contribution in addressing the problems of diabetes and crime and violence.
Another notable feature of this seven days dance will be the strategy of using a spiritual approach in addressing the problem of crime and violence. Daniel, a Social Worker presently practising in Quebec, Canada, will dance only to Gospel music.
He said “it is time to bring the walls of Jericho down and as such the dance will be a prayer in dance for divine intervention to solve the crime situation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
“ I think every conceivable approach has been tried to address the crime situation and it is time to try another approach that will seem ‘crazy’ to some but one that will make a whole lot of sense to God. Joshua, in Biblical times, led a march around the Jericho and I am sure that did not make sense to a lot of people but we all know what happened in the end Daniel said.
I am asking everyone who believes in taking St. Vincent and the Grenadines back to come out and support me. I see this as a national event and everyone can participate in someway