On Sunday, Oct. 2, a group of dancers, choreographers, and enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporters got together for a truly amazing flash mob in Union Square Park in New York City. Partners Mia Lidofsky and Celia Rowlson-Hall organized and directed the event in just one week, and the end result is sure to put a huge smile on your face. The pair dubbed their project the “Pantsuit Power Dance” — paying homage to the presidential nominee’s penchant for colorful two-piece suits — and their group of over 200 dancers the “Pantsuit Posse.” The giant brigade included adults and children of all ages, races, and backgrounds — including a few pregnant women.
Of the choreography, which is set to Justin Timberlake‘s feel-good hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Mia said, “Every movement had a political reason behind it and was founded in Hillary’s policies, and what she means to us,” adding, “The dance was meant to serve as a rallying cry for the presidential candidate, in an effort to dance Hillary all the way to the White House and fight the bigotry and vitriol of Donald Trump‘s campaign with love, unity, and community.” Celia and fellow choreographer Crishon Landers explained the symbolism of the performance: circles made with their thumbs and index fingers placed at their sides resemble ovaries; parallel arms represent an equal sign; and a raised fist telegraphs the Black Lives Matter Movement. The dancers also pay tribute to Colin Kaepernick, Gabby Douglas, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community throughout the routine.
The couple may have said it best in an interview with Elle when referring to Hillary’s now-infamous move during the first presidential debate: “She gave us a shimmy, so we gave her a dance.” Watch the incredible video above now.
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