Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Morning Cup: Spontaneous Train Station Dancing?

Not quite... but still pretty cool!


VTM, a television station in Belgium, recently used a flash mob dance stunt to announce their newest reality television program “Op zoek naar Maria”. The promotion, similar to T-Mobile’s ad set in Liverpool St Station In London, is promoting the program’s search for an an actress to play the leading role in the The Sound of Music.

On Monday morning, March 23, commuters were introduced to the recording of Julie Andrews singing the song, “Do Re Mi”, as recorded for the 1965 musical, Sound of Music. 200 dancers strategically placed in the crowd began to dance as a remix of the track came through the speakers.

Would this stunt have worked at NYC's Grand Central Station? Or would disgruntled commuters pushed their way through the cheerful dancers? Either way, if this idea gets repeated here, I hope I'm present to witness it!


Kate Malay said...

That is SO cool! I loved the T-Mobile dance and Improv Everywhere's videos so much. Great post--

sklabah said...

Neat! I'd be pretty stoked to see this happen.

The LondonJazz site said...

Antwerp station is an AMAZING building.

Do a Google Image search for
"Antwerpen Centraal" and enjoy!

Pink Heels said...

I don't know about NYC but I know that people would be incredibly annoyed in D.C. There is an unofficial rule during commuter hours that everyone should remain silent. A mere laugh from a passenger will gain a plethora of dirty looks and death stares. A spontaneous dance might cause people to go postal.