I met Adam through my friend Minnow, who took a clowning class with him. Not like circus, birthday party clown, more like the art of clowning: part improv, part physical theater, part joy creation. Adam and I were both at Minnow’s birthday/dance party last September, where I was on my first and most likely, my last “cleanse.”
Sober, yet deliriously high from 6 days of consuming a ridiculous amount of apple juice coupled with a clean vegan diet, I remember feeling spacey and witless. The first chords of Michael Jackson’s BAD started to play and our group of clowns and artists immediately started a fake dance battle. I pretend-karate-chopped Adam and he slow-motion shoved me. With little to no contact from him, I started tumbling backwards, picking up speed, watching Adam’s eyes go wide. I nearly crashed into the bar when Minnow’s husband caught me. It was a near epic, un-intended pratfall. Realizing how weak I had become on this dumb cleanse made me laugh. I wish I could have captured it all on video.
Adam Carpenter is a JOY CREATOR, spreading joy through killer dance moves, gyrating beats, and compelling stories all in 15 second videos!
Though he is an Instagram sensation, I stumbled across him on Facebook when he popped up via SoulPancake in my news feed. This was the video I watched of him and the good peeps of SoulPancake.
I clicked over to his page to see more. I remember thinking…WHAAATTTT?!!! I practically swooned in a pretend dance battled with that guy! This is amazing! I couldn’t stop watching.
Since Adam’s first post in October 2013 he’s amassed 44,800-plus Instagram followers. I’m so excited for him! His videos are funny, imaginative, endearing, original, poetic, super weird and soo silly, and they brighten up my day. It takes Adam a lot longer than 15 seconds to make them, but he’s motivated and consistant. I’m crazy inspired by his creativity, dedication and follow-through.
Here are some of my favorites!
Find your faves. Be entertained. Feel the joy.
I’m soo proud of you, Adam!
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