(UPDATED MONDAY) - ON SUNDAY, a young woman Laura Perille organized a spontaneous dance party on the steps of the art museum. Not sure if you’ve seen these done, but a couple people start dancing out of nowhere and then more join in, then more, then more. It all started with an instructional video on YouTube and then people show up. The point is that they look spontaneous – so you’ll see tourists looking around wondering what’s happening. These things get great viral pick-up on Youtube/Facebook, etc. You can watch the link below
The "Spontaneous" Dance PartyFulfilling life goals, one SDP at a time...
Sunday, June 28, 2009
2:00pm - 2:05pm
A "spontaneous" (aka choreographed dance that we are trying to make look spontaneous) dance on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum!
If you don't know what this entails, check out the following "spontaneous" dances in European train stations:
Ok, now to the one that we will be doing. Here is the link to the instructional video:
At the time of the event, you just jump in whenever you feel inspired by the music. The dance is just over four minutes long, and when the music ends, you just go on your merry way as if nothing had happened, thereby baffling the tourists.
Why should you do this?
1. You would make me VERY, VERY, VERY (etc.) happy.
2. When will you ever get another chance to do this?
3. I'm giving you an excuse to break it down in public.
4. Everyone can dance. YES you can.
This is legit. The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau is interested in using this as a potential promotion for the city. We will be recording this event for our own entertainment as well as for promotional purposes.
In order to get as many people as possible in on this, please invite others who might be interested.
Check out this article in the Philadelphia City Paper: http://www.citypaper.net/blogs/clog/2009/06/24/how-to-confuse-tourist-spontaneous-dance-on-the-art-museum-steps/
For those of you who were curious, we will be blasting the music from speakers, so everyone will be able to hear what is going on.
Not to overstate the obvious, but remember that this is supposed to look spontaneous! If you are joining in the dance, you want to make it look like you just couldn't help but jump right in.
It's probably too late, but I wish they could add THRILLER