Caped Crusaders!

A dance showdown extravaganza is afoot!

From herrising.com:

“One Billion Rising Flash Mob,” is coming up on Sat., January 26th and you’re invited to participate. Rain or shine, hundreds of us—men and women from all generations and walks of life—will be performing at Justin Herman Plaza on the 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade. This is the beginning of One Billion Rising, a worldwide Dance Action that will peak on Valentine’s Day; demanding an end to violence and sexual oppression against women and girls.

On February 14th, the Performance will start with dancers expressing grief and sorrow on the song “Adam” by Me’Shell Ndegeocello, followed by a song of Ayla Nereo called “It’s Ok”. From there, professional world dance companies – African dance, Hip hop, Temple Dancers and Belly Dancers – will perform 2-min each. This will be followed by hundreds of people embodying poses that convey inner strength with the beat of Taiko Drums. Finally, the flash mob to ‘Break the Chain‘ will begin, and we will dance to Debbie Allen’s choreography. The performance will be concluded as people sit on the ground, in silence, for a minute of prayer.

Rehearsal schedule

San Francisco
Sundays Jan. 13-20, Feb. 3-10, 2-4pm, Dance Mission, 3316 24th Street, SF, near 24th Mission Bart Station. Note that this rehearsal teaches the first 2 parts of the choreography. Other rehearsals focus exclusively on Break the Chain.
Saturday Jan. 12, 2-4pm, Namaste Hall, CIIS, 1453 Mission Street, SF.
Sunday Jan 13, 10am-12 noon, Namaste Hall, CIIS, 1453 Mission Street, SF.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 7-9pm, 3rd Floor, CIIS, 1453 Mission Street, SF.
Jan 25, 6:15-8:15pm, Women’s Building, San Francisco, 3543 18th Street.

NOTE: You must bring your ID to get into the CIIS building.

Marin County
Thursday Jan. 10, 5-7pm, Move Me Studio, 1320 4th Street, San Rafael.
Saturdays Jan. 12. Move Me Studio, 1320 4th Street, San Rafael.
Many more rehearsals will take place at Move Me Studio and Dominican College. Date and time will be announced shortly on www.herrising.org, stay tuned.

Sonoma County
Rehearsals will be announced shortly. Stay tuned by visiting the flash mob page on www.herrising.org.

East Bay
Weds 5-6:30pm, Jan. 9-16-23-30 Feb. 6-13 Sweets Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland
Thurs 5-6:45pm, Jan.17-34-31 Feb. 7, Sweets Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland
Sat. 10-1pm, Jan 19. Practice includes a TransDance journey led by
Heather Munro Pierce, 8th St. Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley. If you wish to practice only the flash mob choreography, please arrive for 11:45pm.
Saturdays 10-12pm, Jan. 12-19, Feb. 2-9, Interplayce, 2273 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland.

Dress Rehearsal (includes professional dance companies)
Sunday Jan 20th 2-4pm, Dance Mission, SF, 3316 24th Street, SF, 94110, near 24th Mission Bart Station.

IMPORTANT To take part of the flash mob, you must attend a minimum of two rehearsals. Everyone is invited. $15-25 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of fund.

Can’t join the Jan. 26th performance? Join us for more performances on Valentine’s Day and or for the International Women’s Day on March 8.

More info: www.herrising.org

Break the Chain tutorial video

Break the Chain song to download. Hold down the ctrl key and click.