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Photo: Sarah Feldberg

A sober, morning dance party dedicated to big questions about death, turns into a celebration of life—and booty shaking.

San Francisco City Hall was bumping Saturday morning.

In a a special collaboration between Daybreaker, the traveling “early morning dance movement” in 22 cities around the world, and Reimagine End of Life, a week in San Francisco and New York dedicated to “big questions about life and death,” the sculpted rotunda of the government building was filled with bouncing, spinning, rocking bodies on April 21.

Attendees sported spandex body suits, glowing capes, fabulous wigs and every manner of delightful leggings. A DJ spun tunes, from “My Girl” to “Groove is in the Heart” to “Havana.” A five-piece band added sauce to the soundtrack, and dancers, from wide-eyed infants to the 75-year-old father of Reimagine End of Life founder Brad Wolfe, very much got down.

Before a chorus closed the morning with a soulful sing-along, Wolfe’s father, Jim, celebrating his 75th birthday, took the mic to share three important words: “Age doesn’t matter.”

As it turned out, the dance party wasn’t just about reimagining death. It was about reaffirming life.

Sarah Feldberg
Sarah Feldberg
Sarah Feldberg
Sarah Feldberg
Sarah Feldberg
Sarah Feldberg