Another random skill to add to my resume?
Choreographing marriage proposal flashmobs.
The fully developed plan by a friend of a friend went something like this:
- Organize birthday trip for girlfriend to the outdoor screening of Grease in Rosslyn’s Gateway Park.
- Dress up, pack picnic, get front row seats
- In the final scene, jump up with 30+ others and dance in an organized flashmob, ending down on one knee with ring in hand
From an aww standpoint; it went swimmingly. She was surprised, overwhelmed, ecstatic. The whole thing was so cute and sweet and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
From a choreographer’s standpoint; it was a disaster. The nightmare kind you dream about before a big show in which you are afraid none of the dancers will remember or execute your movement correctly.
Except, this was no dream. And these were no dancers. (Save for my two friends who invited me to do this and actually did my choreo.)
I love that I had the opportunity to be a part of this magical night. It really truly was so well planned and wonderful. I had never met the couple before but I was tearing up for sure. You couldn’t help it. The entire crowd (and there were a lot of people) totally loved it.
I just, am pretty sure, if I was ever to do this again (and I would be happy to!), the control freak in me would need to reign in the participants and make sure they practice, practice, practice with me before the big night.
Here’s to another day of creativity…