This #PantsuitPower Flash Mob for Hillary Clinton Is Kind of Amazing
Are you tired of hearing about politics these days? Yeah, we know. But here’s something that, whatever your political leanings, is guaranteed to put a big smile on your face: Choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall and partner Mia Lidofsky orchestrated a giant #PantsuitPower flash mob in support of Hillary Clinton, with hundreds of dancers getting down in their finest, yes, pantsuits. And it was just the happiest happy that ever happied.
How did Rowlson-Hall and Lidofsky make the whole shebang, which took place in NYC on Sunday, happen? They issued an open invitation to “all dancers, movers and shakers of all ethnicities, ages, and genders.” Rowlson-Hall spent hours upon hours over the course of nine days teaching the nearly 200 volunteers—including such luminaries as Martha Graham principal Peiju Chien-Pott—the choreography, which they set to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” They raided pretty much every one of NYC’s thrift shops for pantsuits in all shapes, sizes and colors. And they organized a 10-camera shoot in Union Square to document all the action.
The result is awesome, you guys. The discourse surrounding this election has been incredibly ugly, but this is a beam of bright, beautiful sunshine.
The official video of the event just went up, so enjoy—and if you’re over 18, please get out there and vote on November 8.