Rehearsals begin tomorrow night for the Big Gay Flash Mob.

Professional dancers, mediocre groovers and generally enthusiastic queers have a chance to get involved with Sydney’s first exclusively gay flash mob, on this Saturday November 14.

Since 2003, when the then-editor of Harper’s Bazaar staged the first flash mob — a temporary act of performance art, staged by ordinary people who reclaim public space for a brief moment before dispersing — the events have grown in popularity.

The Manhattan Mob — an event which saw hundreds of people freeze mid-movement at New York’s Grand Central Station — and the ‘silent discos’ which have taken place around London in the past three years are perhaps the best-known examples of the art form. Similar events have taken place in Sydney, including an event last year which re-created the Manhattan project right in the Pitt St Mall.

This year’s Big Gay Flash Mob will be a specifically GLBTI event that will bring people together to perform some simple choreography at an undisclosed event. The ‘happening’ will be filmed and the footage used to promote a dance party, Say Cheese, which will form part of next year’s Mardi Gras Festival.

First rehearsal is Thursday night at 7pm at Arq. Participants should bring a beach towel and a water bottle.

info: For more information join the Facebook group The Big Gay Flash Mob.

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