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Thanks For Participating in The Family Reunion Project. Stay Tuned for The Collective Document.

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for coming out and participating in the Family Reunion Project!  It was so much fun dancing to Stevie Wonder in the name of unity.  Here are some pictures of the event:

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Check out these videos of the event from inside of the performance:

If you have any picture and/or video of the event, please post them on Flicker and You Tube so the world can share in the experience! 🙂

Also, please email me the link at electricslide2009@gmail.com . . . I would love to see them and share the link on this blog site.

Thanks so much everybody!  🙂

Peace,

Samantha Hill

Photo Credit:  Laurie Palmer

Video Credit: Gwenn-Aël LYNN

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Here is the Plan for The Family Reunion Project!

Hello Everyone!

Here is The Plan for The Family Reunion Event!

Documenters:

If you would like to video the Happening with your camera or cell phone, click here for instructions.

Dancers:

Here’s the rundown:

3:00 to 3:10:

We will assemble on the lawn at Wrigley Square in Millennium Park. The entrance to Wrigley Square is at Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street.

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3:10 to 3:20:

Pep Talk Warm Up! It time to gear up for the Electric Slide! If there are any changes, I will give any instructional updates at this time. If anyone has any final questions, feel free to ask me at this time.

3:20

We will all walk over to Cloud Gate. I would like you to mix in with the crowd and hang out around the plaza. Please bring cameras to the event and take photos and video of the event.

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3:30

I will stand in front of Cloud Gate and announce the inspiration behind the project. I will quick talk about the energy during Election Night and how the people their bonded into a family. This dance is a Family Reunion to recapture the Election Night energy.

When I say “My Family! Please join me in the Electric Slide”, the music will start and I will start dancing. Then the dancers can come up and join the line. The dance will last about 10 minutes.

This Electric Slide performance should be like any wedding or party line in which you have danced the Electric Slide. It’s all about having fun! Don’t forget to help out your neighbor if they need help with the dance. If you mess up . . . just keep going and have a good time.

Here are some Electric Slide examples to inspire you! I’ll see you on Saturday! 🙂

Do you remember The Electric Slide at Work video? Here is the other version! 🙂

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Event Date Change: October 17th at 3:00pm

Hello Friends!

I would like to give you an update on The Family Reunion Project.

I have to change the event to Saturday, October 17th at 3:00pm because of a possible conflict dealing with the Olympic announcement.

The Olympics announcement will be made “officially” in the park on October 2nd and if Chicago is selected as the city of choice, they will pursue activities in the park on October 9th through 11th. This will take up the entire park, which will be reserved all day on those 3 days. The Department of Cultural Affairs has an obligation to override any projects/performances, etc. in order for 2016 to move forward with the planning. So I decided to change the date to give everyone advance notice.

I hope everyone can still participate on October 17th at 3:00. Please visit the blog for more updates about the project as well as fun, inspirational video clips.

Thanks! 🙂

Samantha Hill

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