Question: What is a Happening?
Answer: Happening is an event, which combines different elements of painting, poetry, music, dance & theatre and staged them as a live action. This type of performance art is usually done in public space and can be a collective act.
Question: What is a Flash Mob?
Answer: A flash mob is an event in which a large number of people congregate at a certain place and perform a named activity for a certain amount of time. After completion of the named activity, the participants disperse as if nothing happened.
Question: Are they the same thing?
Answer: Well, they can be, but it depends on the event . . . or who you are asking.
Question: Do you have any examples?
Answer: Yes, I do. Here are some examples of my favorite Happenings/Flash Mobs. These performances demonstrate the energy I would like to create for this event (without the complex choreography). Enjoy!
Question: Awwww MAN!! Do I have to know how to dance to participate in the project?
Answer: No. (I can’t dance like that either.) The Electric Slide is an easy dance. Anyone can learn it, plus the best thing about the dance is if you mess up . . . no one will see you. 🙂