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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . . . I would love to see them and share the link on this blog site.
Thanks so much everybody! 🙂
Photo Credit: Laurie Palmer
Video Credit: Gwenn-Aël LYNN
I have been talking to several people about dancing the Electric Slide in the name of unity. A common response to this project is:
“Cool! I want to do it, but I don’t know how to do the Electric Slide.”
Well . . . Here is a video that shows you how to do it step by step.
We will be dancing to Stevie Wonder instead of country music, but this dance is so easy! You can do it to any song. Here’s the event song. I hope it inspires you!
Here is also campy instructional video just for fun! Enjoy!
If you would like personal instruction on how to do the Electric Slide, please come to the workshop and meet other dancers. Stay tuned for more info!
Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Family Reunion Project blog.
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. ☺