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FLASHMOB CHOREOGRAPHY

Join us on November 16th for an epic dance protest in Downtown LA to demand Big Banks stop funding rainforest destruction.
We’ll march to the doorsteps of Big Banks, with live music from Santigold, Nahko Bear, and Walk the Moon. We’ll get pumped up by speeches from youth activists and Indigenous Leaders as we spark a global movement to protect and restore the rainforests of the world. Welcome to Amazon Uprising!

Nahko Bear, Santigold & Walk the Moon will be performing. There will be Capoeira Roda, street dancers, Indigenous Leaders, performing artists and Climate Leaders, making this a day where we take a stand from a place of joy, creativity and celebration. 

 

JOIN THE DANCE FLASHMOB!

Join a 300 person dance flashmob downtown LA in front of big banks on behalf of preserving the Amazon Rainforest.

This flashmob will be part of a larger dance celebration, gathering thousands of people of all ages who stand care for the Earth and the wellbeing of future generations.

 

SCHEDULE & LOCATION: Saturday Nov 16th DTLA

 

11:30 : FLASHMOB GRAND REHEARSAL @ 630 W. 5th St.

1:00 :  Indigenous Opening Blessing, March, chant, dance, and take social actions passing five banks.

2:00:  Dance flash mob Performance at the intersection of W. 6th & S. Figueroa St.

3:00 :  Arrive at our final destination between two banks’ skyscrapers. 333 S. Hope St.

3:00 – 7:00 : Indigenous Leaders, music artists, youth activists, social impact actions.

 

FLASHMOB DANCE LOGISTICS

RED HANDS PAINTED: Your hands will be painted red as a symbol representing the blood the earth and humanity we all share. It also honors Indigenous People’s whose lives have been lost due to Amazon protection.

PERFORMANCE OPENING + SET UP:

  • Flashmob Dancers be at the front of the march so you can be ready to set up for performance at 6th & Figueroa.
  • During the Call to Action happening at 6th & Figueroa dancers will move in the corner street to find their place where they will perform from.
  • Dancers will face the Art Car.
  • When samba drumming is happening right after the chant, all dancers are asked to fall down on the ground, looking dead.
  • When the music plays, you have a minute to get up by helping each other up before the choreography starts.
  • Mid-dance after the bridge, we’ll form a large circle.
  • We will close the dance doing a massive wave that will ripple out into the crowd.

 

WHY JOIN THIS ACTION? 

The Amazon is in a dyer state due to soy and cattle production, oil drilling and logging. Big Banks provide billions in financing these industries which cause rainforest destruction.

We need to rise up.

Today, we must rise up for the Amazon, for our planet, for the indigenous tribes affected, and for future generations. 

Join us through the amazing power of dance & community to demand banks divest from companies destroying the rainforest.

YOUR PRESENCE WILL HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT! 

For each person who attends the dance action, Good Money, in collaboration with its Amazonian strategic partners, has pledged to save ¼ acre of the Peruvian Amazon. 

 

WHEN ARE WE PERFORMING? 

Saturday Nov. 16th at 2pm at the intersection of W. 6th & S. Figueroa St.

We will be practicing the dance moves together at 12, noon, sharp W. 5th & Grand Ave

Please arrive at 11:30-11:45am to get settled in. 

 

WHO’S INVITED? 

Earth lovers, kids, youth, mamas, grandparents, activists, dancers. Everyone is invited to join the march and take part in the dance flashmob. Invite friends and family. 

 

INTERESTED TO TEACH YOUR COMMUNITY AND LEARN THE DANCE?  

 

  • Learn the choreography by watching the two videos below. The choreography is simple, making it accessible for all dance levels and ages. 
  • Learn in person – Show up on Saturday at 11:30am for a general rehearsal & logistical orientation at the Assembly Area (W5th St and S Grand Ave). The flashmob practice will begin at noon sharp. 

Listen to the theme song for Amazon Uprising flashmob

 

STAY UPDATED & CONNECTED

In an era of social media with people using different channels for communication, we offer you 3 ways to stay on the pulse. Note that your information will be kept private. 

 

Join Facebook Group called: “Dance flash-mob: Amazon Uprising”. Click HERE to access it.

Join WhatsApp Group to receive live updates on your phone.

Access all the flashmob info online at www.dancingwithoutborders.org/amazonuprising

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHO’S PRODUCING THIS CLIMATE ACTION?

Check out AmazonUprising.org


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