What if artists, musicians and performers were given the space and time to practice their craft without worrying about the noise? Train and metro stations could become a perfect outlet for performers to practice without worrying about noise levels, work out any kinks in their performances or even receive constructive feedback.
Practicing and performing in train stations allows anyone- from students to professional dancers to the regular passerby- a vibrant and challenging experience. One that not only re-awakens a musical and cultural heritage within the local area community, but also enriches it- as the open participation could allow for immigrants to showcase dance and music from their respective backgrounds. Watch this funny commercial filmed in Liverpool, based around this idea.
The sharing and exchanging of information via open media outlets such as Grooveshark or YouTube are wildly popular, but what does it mean to actually partake physically in such an activity? What does it mean to know your neighbor by first name rather than his user name and to tell them that you like the way they dance instead of clicking on a like button? The exploration of this exchange through workshops or other learning and exchanging events brings about a collective dialogue that develops real social circles- where dancers, musicians and performers, along with interested citizens can exchange information, connecting in a more meaningful way.