The funk of forty thousand years is in the air, and we zombies rise… to dance! Thrill the World Portland takes the stage for its twelfth annual Thriller dance, the local outpost of a simultaneous, worldwide Thriller.
Join us! We dance at three pm, Irving Park’s covered basketball court, close to 7th & NE Fremont. We ask that dancers arrive by 2:40 pm – we need to get you registered before you can take the court. Also – we’ll have a Bollywood Thriller performance before we dance Thriller, hosted and choreographed by our co-MC, DJ Prashant! Contessa de la Luna will be on hand to co-MC, as well.
We ask a five-dollar donation from all dancers. This helps keep our team motivated to come back year after year to bring you Thriller. Our proceeds this year go to KBOO Community Radio.
Practices continue through 10/26:
Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont in Portland (east side of the building):
- Friday, October 19th, 6-8 pm
- Sunday, October 21st, 1-3 pm
- Friday, October 26th, 6-8 pm
Luminous Dance Arts, 8065 SW Cirrus Drive #20E, Beaverton, OR 97008:
- Saturday, October 20th, 2-4 pm
- Sunday, October 21st, 2-4 pm
Costumes optional, Thrillers. All ages and all abilities are welcome. The Irving Park location is ideal for photography and video, as spectators can stand a couple of feet higher than dancers.
A facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/314619999354378/
Folks who want to dance this weekend are invited to perform at the Stumptown ZombieCon. Plan to meet up at 7:30, at the Dixie Tavern, and ask for Winnie. This is 21 and over.
If you’re practicing at home, here are a couple of videos that Ines created:
Slow version with movement cues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2c1TyAiDX8
(this is slightly faster than the slowed-down version we use in practice)
Regular-speed song with cues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heEFEOfAn4k