Every Saturday, I put up a video that I really love. And this week is a video I must have watched a hundred times, but that’s nothing when you see that this video has had over 6.6 million views. I have a background in dance and choreography so maybe this is why I just love this so much, but I also really enjoy their choice of music (Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us). This dance troupe, named ‘hey crew’ are really amazing. And I definitely have a crush on their lead choreographer Guillaume Lorentz.
I’m also a huge fan of flashmobs, I wish we did them more 🙂
Enjoy this awesome piece of choreography. And if you have any great youtube videos please send them to me via email to firstname.lastname@example.org ☻
What is a ‘flashmob’?
A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
There is some question as to whether the term, coined in 2003, is applied to events and performances organized for the purposes of politics (such as protests), commercial advertisement, publicity stunts that involve public relation firms, or paid professionals. In these cases of a planned purpose for the social activity in question, the term smart mobs is often applied instead.
The term “flash rob” or “flash mob robberies”, a reference to the way flash mobs assemble, has been used to describe a number of robberies and assaults perpetrated suddenly by groups of teenage youth. Bill Wasik, originator of the first flash mobs, and a number of other commentators have questioned or objected to the usage of “flash mob” to describe criminal acts, however, in a number of reported cases, flash mobs have turned violent or led to criminal activity.