Notice anything strange while walking campus today — say, students milling about, then breaking into a killer choreographed dance routine?
If you didn’t, take a look at the video below and you’ll wish you had.
The UT Department of Theatre and Dance charged the campus to promote its upcoming dance festival. The University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival is scheduled for the end of the month.
For one week, classes are put on hiatus, and every corner becomes a performance space. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, the students present new works they have created and produced.
“It’s like the South by Southwest of Theatre and Dance,” the department’s Cassie Gholston says. The last time it was held, in 2009, more than 8,000 people attended.
This is the first time the students have tried a flash mob to promote their event. And wearing festival T-shirts, handing out postcards, and performing student-choreographed routines to drum beats everywhere from the Student Activity Center to the Tower to the Co-op, they made a huge splash.
Kudos to student Courtney Sale for coordinating the flash mob mania.
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