August 23, 2009

Taking It To The Streets

There has been a plethora of flash mob videos lately. And if you don't know what a flash mob is.....well, it's a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action/dance for a brief time, then quickly disperse. I guess you can say it's performance art.

I first noticed it via this T-Mobile commercial back in Feb. Then T-Mobile came up with this sing-a-long in Trafalgar Square with a surprise appearance from Pink. I was also totally amused when a flash mob was featured in this season's episode of Weeds as Nancy Botwin looked on. There's even this new commercial from Jollibee (a hamburger chain from the Philippines). Flash mob videos are just popping up everywhere these days. So it's not surprising when someone came up with another version but this time........Broadway style! Break Out In Song is a new website that does performance art around sites in NYC with showtunes! It looks like it's so much fun and I would love to be part of one! The website has been asking for song suggestions and I did suggest: One, Raise The Roof and Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat. Check out their videos below:

Don't Rain On My Parade at South Street Seaport:

Anything Goes at the USS Intrepid (with singer composer Katie Thompson in the lead!):


Robin said...

A friend from high school teaches at the Florida Studio Theatre, and she does these with her summer students: and They look like a blast!

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