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Dance Flashmob / Express Yourself

What could be more expressive than freeing your body and getting your groove on with a good old fashioned dance flashmob for May 17?

Whilst it might be difficult to stage a dance flashmob with a unique choreography, like they are done by artistic or commercial groups, it can be simple and really effective to pick one well-known dance and to invite people to join in.

Madonna’s Express Yourself, Salt-n-Pepa’s Expression or, of course, Gloria Gaynor’s I Am What I Am could be good choices for this year’s focus on Freedom of Expression. Waltz, rock-and-roll, samba or reggaeton could also be great alternatives – whatever style you like !

The Global Rainbow Flashmob for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia 2013, saw loads of dance flashmobs all over the world – in cities as diverse as Johannesburg, London and Jakarta. Check out the Global Rainbow Flashmob video for inspiration :

The Global Rainbow Flashmob 2013 – Original Version from IDAHO Committee on Vimeo.

To make the video really buzz, you might want to organize for participants to dress in rainbow colors. Color combinations make for excellent graphic and symbolic results.

For example the dance can start with different sexed pairs of different colors (e.g. one man in yellow and one woman in red) and at some critical moment the dancers change partners and reassemble as same-sex couples of same color. The underlying image here is that each dancer has found back harmony with someone of the same sex !

Picture: Dance flashmob for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia 2013 in Jakarta.