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Public Art — of the Singing and Dancing in a Train Station Kind


by Jerome Weeks 4 May 2009

Readers of the Art&Seek blog may recall that last year there was a sudden trendlet of tongue-in-cheek, public “performance art” pieces including a mass freezing in Grand Central Station and an outbreak of a musical comedy virus in an LA food court. Now the plague has gone international with “Do Re Mi” cropping up in […]

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Readers of the Art&Seek blog may recall that last year there was a sudden trendlet of tongue-in-cheek, public “performance art” pieces including a mass freezing in Grand Central Station and an outbreak of a musical comedy virus in an LA food court. Now the plague has gone international with “Do Re Mi” cropping up in the Central Station in Antwerp, Belgium. Normally, The Sound of Music makes me feel like I have a bad sinus infection, but in this video when all 200 dancers take over the place during a techno re-mix break, even I admit it’s kinda wonderful.

Oh, and yes, it was a publicity stunt for a Belgium TV show, but everyone did it after only two rehearsals. That’s kind of amazing, too.

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  • Lori

    Someone at the Sound of Music Board sent me this last month. It’s a wonderful treat to see all the looks on the faces of the folks while Julie et al are singing. Great stuff.

  • Wonderful fun!
    With all the trappings that go with theater and live performance, we sometimes forget the performance , the heart of it all – and what great fun live theater is – specially when it’s so pure.