Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing
A FLASH MOB
Sunday, September 23, 2012 | 2pm
By the fountain at Washington Square Park
The southern tip of 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4 St; N, R to 8 St-NYU; 4, 5, 6 to Astor Pl
Buses: M8 to W 8 St-5 Av; M1, M2, M3, M5 to E 8 St-5 Av
How sacred is your loved one to you? As we close the Festival, we invite you to find a partner and participate in a Flash Mob at Washington Square Park based on the beautiful ballad, Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing by the band The Magnetic Fields. Led by Asian American dance groups including A.H. Dance Company, Michael Mao Dance, and Project Agent Orange who have collaborated to create a special choreography for all to learn, the Flash Mob celebrates the spirit of love.
Want to be in the Flash Mob?
It’s easy! People of all ages and dance ability are welcome to participate.
Start by learning the moves on the Instructional Video:
a4 Flashmob Video
RSVP to save you and your guests’ spots in the dance here:
Be there at Washington Square Park on Sunday, September 23rd. Check-in starts at 1pm for the 2pm performance!
Learn the steps in your living room, garden or street and join us on September 23, 2012 for this collective expression of joy and sharing at one of the city’s most iconic public spaces. After months of planning, we invite you to complete the cycle and dance with us. The event lasts just four minutes, an apt metaphor for the ephemeral nature of love and life.
Want to practice the moves in person?
Join us for an optional rehearsal!
Friday, September 21, 7pm-9pm at La MaMa Studios, 47 Great Jones Street, NYC
Saturday, September 22, 12-2pm at La MaMa Studios, 47 Great Jones Street, NYC
Meet festival artists and other festival goers after the Flash Mob at our special Closing After-Party (details to be released at the Flash Mob).
A Flash what?
A Flash Mob is a group of people who assemble in a public space to perform together for a brief time for the purposes of entertainment or artistic expression and who then disperse quickly.
Presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance. Directed by Jesca Prudencio. Special thanks to The Magnetic Fields for the use of the song Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing.