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Dance at Jacob’s Pillow: Prophets of Funk
Meghan Bowden and friends in Prophets of Funk at Jacob’s Pillow. Photo by Adam Campos

David Dorfman’s Prophets of Funk is an evening- long dance party, all to the joyful music of Sly and the Family Stone.

As the audience filed in, a Pillow intern invited people on stage to learn a funky line dance, parts of which were seen later (in much more impressive form) in the dances.

Dorfman led off in a solo that moved diagonally down the stage. Dressed in over-the-top hippie gear — floppy hat, plaid blazer, platform shoes — he grooved with high kicks, shimmies and hustles down the stage.

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