Darkness and Light Dance

November 7th, 2009 | Posted by Improv in Toronto in Completed Missions

For out latest mission over 70 agents took up the call, and learned an 8 minute long choreographed dance. While dressed fully in black , we converged upon Dundas Square and performed before the unsuspecting crowds. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our report below.

Admittedly the `flash mob dance` is almost an over-used idea, and one that has been done so perfectly, it is difficult to live up to. We knew that going into this mission, but knew we had to do it anyways. The goal of our missions is not to make a global viral video, but to bring enjoyment to the participants as well as those who would see the dance. With that in mind, we were able to book a location to practice our dance routine for a number of hours.

Choreographers going over the first move

Agents copying the move

More moves being learned

Once all the moves had been learned, and the dance was ingrained in everyone’s memory, we made our way over to Dundas Square. We milled about for a bit, until the DJ’s arrived on the scene.

DJ’s prepare to start the dance

A crowd begins to form

Spectators take some pictures

The final pose

The crowd merges

As the dance finished, the choreographed dance slowly turned into a dance party. People watching the event unfold were encouraged to join in with the dancing. Eventually though, the crowd formed a circle around some of our more talented dancers.

Doing some break dancing in the middle

And the finish!

We had an amazing time working on this mission. The opportunity to work with choreographers in an actual studio, is something we were very lucky to have, and really enjoyed. Along the way, we had the chance to learn a new dance, and perform it in public to a crowd of unsuspecting fans.

Mission Accomplished!

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