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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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Hello and Welcome to The Family Reunion!

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to the Family Reunion Project blog.

Project Description:

The Family Reunion Project is a Happening of approximately 100 to 300 people dancing the Electric Slide in Millennium Park at Cloud Gate, also known as “The Bean”, to Stevie Wonder’s song, As (Always). The group should reflect the cultural diversity of Chicago’s population and the participants should be between the ages of ten to seventy years old.

I will stream the Happening live over the Internet on Ustream.tv to open up this event to a broader audience. The world was watching the events at Grant Park on Election Night with great enthusiasm. It is my hope this performance will stimulate the same enthusiasm within the Internet viewer and they will feel personally connected to the spirit of this event in Chicago.

The Event will occur on Saturday, October 10th, 2009 at 3:00pm. If you would like to learn the dance there will be free workshops which are open to the public. The Family Reunion Project is a collaboration between local artist Samantha Hill and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

This blog is a forum for ideas, information as well as inspirations connected to this project. Please come back often to experience all of the fun and feel free to leave comments. Thanks!

Thank you for your interest and I am looking forward to your participation. ☺

Samantha Hill

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