By Robert Bernstein
Worldwide, there were simultaneous Thriller performances at precisely 3:00PM on Saturday, our time. Our local event filled the Courthouse Sunken Gardens with hundreds of performers and spectators!
Here are all my photos and videos!
They also did a number of flash mob performances around town. This was the seventh year World Dance for Humanity hosted the experience.
If you only have time to watch one video, please scroll down to the Library video!
Performers practiced for weeks in advance to get the choreography just right. On performance day they got their faces painted to look suitably ghoulish. Then they gathered in the Courthouse Sunken Garden.
They warmed up by dancing to “Rolling on the River”
There was a brief interlude
Some children gathered for a photo for me
Then performers migrated…
…. To pose on the steps for group photos
Caroline was having her birthday, too!
Of course Joan Melendez was there with friends
Then the performers all lay on the lawn “dead” in preparation for the Thriller performance
And then there was the main performance
Then a reprise of the Thriller performance starring mostly children. They lay down “dead”
Another interlude which gave us a chance to go on the viewing tower with my co-worker Draulio and his family
Then it got really interesting! The start of a series of flash mobs. Starting at the Library
This is my favorite video!
Then over by the turtle fountain
Down State Street
Hard to tell who was a spectator and who was a performer!
Then they streamed into the Apple Store
If you missed it, there is more information here
And there will even be some more flash mob performances with a detailed schedule here!