“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
Discover extraordinary in an ordinary day, unleash your creative potential and share the joy. This philosophy came back to life thanks to the Papaya Stories team. To all biggest surprise 30 awesome Disco humans hit the dance floor Dance-O-Mat on Saturday, 22 April at Aotea Square in Auckland as a celebration of joy and the start of NZ Dance Week 2017 (#nzdanceweek2017) organised by DANZ.
“We managed to put that Disco flashmob together during 3 weeks. It felt like mission impossible, but we all proved that everything is possible thanks to the beautiful energy, positive intentions and commitment of our participants!” – Yana Papaya, a Founder of Papaya Stories and Flash mob events organiser, recalls passionately. Dancers of all levels from 15-70 years old, from various cultures including New Zealand & Australia, Latin America & Russia, came together to share the joy of the dance being dressed-up in funky costumes and jamming to some classic Disco songs by Michael Jackson, Bee Gees as well as new Disco hit by Musya Totibadze. Special thanks to our sexy mama Bess Kilpatrick Mason who put the choreography piece together and dances with us on that day while being 5-months pregnant. What a legend!
The random appearance of the dancers wasn’t the only highlight at the Disco Flashmob. We had a singing group The Ranis (Queens) organised by Ayisha Jaffer during the week who took us back to 60s while performing a song by The Ronettes “Be My Baby”.
Anyway it’s better one time to see than 100000 times to hear, so please feel free to watch the video from the Flashmob below, share it with your friends from all around New Zealand and the world!
Thank you 2113 creatives for capturing the magic of the event through your lenses and talented creative eyes! Thank you Auckland Live for making our event happening under such tight timings! Great work all around.
At Papaya Stories we are a passionate about creating the movement that entails doers, creators, actors, photographers, storytellers, wanderers, adventure-lovers, dancers and performers. We are here to show the inspiration and creativity lives in every cell of yours, in every beat of your heart. Let’s talk and do more cool things together. Email us – firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of the next event we are going to organise.
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