Body//Talk was started by Phil Santos in 2013. Back in high school, he was a loner who found his first friends going to concerts. In college, he started DJ’ing and throwing Body//Talk parties with the hopes that nobody would feel alone in the corner.
The parties have gone on to host over 15,000 people since they started. They now take place on the second Saturday of the month across various Orlando venues. Body//Talk also hosts free community events that connect people outside of the party like beach trips, potlucks, and field days.
Body//Talk’s mission is to build a national movement of positive, energized communities focused on better health through better relationships. We believe parties can be powerful generators for community, belonging, and the relationships that ultimately shape our lives.
A thriving local community is a rare and precious thing in the modern world. It’s an upward spiral of trust, support, kindness, and belonging – and we believe it’s essential to living a good life. That’s why we’re dedicated to growing, nurturing, and empowering the ever-evolving community created through our events.
2. RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION
We encourage you to express yourself at Body//Talk and to inspire others with the open pursuit of your own aesthetic. We aim to create an environment where you can let your guard down and be your authentic self. A safe space for people of all genders, orientations, and identities. We want to see you laugh, dance, and flow on full volume.
3. SOCIAL CONNECTIVITY
Human beings have deep needs for connection, acknowledgement, and belonging. We see Body//Talk as a real life social network—a place where the conditions are set up for meaningful connections to happen. That’s why we design our spaces to be conducive to conversation, intimacy, and spontaneous connection. You may meet your next best friend here.
4. MUSICAL TRANSCENDENCE
We revere the transformative power of music. That’s why we work hard to bring together the necessary elements that make for a transcendent night: an immersive environment, a powerful performance, and a phenomenal dance-floor. We aim to create music experiences that take you to incredible new heights.
5. EMOTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
Nightlife can foster bad habits that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. We strive to create events that nourish the body, inspire the mind, and promote wellness. We believe that music events should be an emotionally sustainable part of life—even as you age and mature.