Events

Flash Mob Dance Rehearsals!

Join us in solidarity as we express ourselves through dance about the pervasive abuse of women and girls around the globe.

The Flash Mob Dance, done by groups around the world, is part of the ONE BILLION RISING, the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.

The ONE BILLION RISING campaign launched on Valentine’s Day 2012 and began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on this planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. Throughout the first three years of One Billion Rising, activists used “Break The Chain” (flash mob dance) as an integral and creative aspect of their Rising events. Debbie Allen is the choreographer of this dance.

Go to bit.ly/BreakTheChain2020 or click here for a YouTube link to see the choreography.

Rehearsals all for ALL people young and old, no matter your limited ability to move or “your two left feet”. Come to watch for those who would like to support us but are not inclined to dance. Last year we had one or two men join us. This year, we hope to see their voices raised alongside the women and girls.

Co-organizer Julia Daye leads dozens of participants in a flash-mob dance to the song “Break the Chain,” on Thursday (Feb. 14) during the seventh annual Taos One Billion Rising event at Taos Plaza.

The performance will be at the Women’s March Southern Oregon, Medford Armory March 29th sometime between 1 and 4 PM.

ALL REHEARSALS are from 2-3 pm on Sundays except March 15th. Locations vary. They are listed below.

February 2nd Creative Dance for Children, 280 East Hersey Street #1, Ashland
February 16th V Day event @1st Presbyterian Church, 1615 Clark Avenue, Ashland (building is Calvin Hall). This will start off with a flash mob rehearsal @ 2 PM.
March 8th Dance Space, 280 East, Hersey Street #10
March 15th EVERGREEN BALLROOM from 12 NOON -1 PM. 6088 Crater Lake Ave CENTRAL POINT 97502

PLEASE WEAR OR BRING CLEAN DANCE SHOES OR TENNIS SHOES.

For questions, contact lynnepethtel@icloud.com