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Second-Annual Global Floating Dance Party: NYC
Oct 12, 2013 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/722232574457011/
What is the Global Float?
Last year some people got together and organized a coordinated dance party that linked hundreds of people across 27 cities in musical mayhem. Pioneer partygoers in Tokyo blazed a glowstick trail through the city’s public parks just a few hours before an amazing mass in Siem Reap took to the escalators in the malls. The baton passed westward, through Asia and Europe and the Americas, to the rhythm of the spin of the Earth and the beat of the magical musical mixes–each of which stitched together tunes from the heart of each conjoined country.
The Global Float is a giant nesting doll of synchronized parties. From the outside, it is one party taking place across the globe on one night. On the inside, it is the sum of many local parties, all of which are playing the exact same soundtrack, starting at intervals based on their timezone. On the deep inside, each local party is a roving mass of headphone’d people–each of whom is having their own little party behind the earpieces–who for ninety honey-sweet minutes dance together to the music mixes in unison. Synchrony from the inside out.
Global Float: NYC
Last year, NYC’s float was the biggest of all 27 participating cities’, and took dancers through Union Square, along the Hudson River, on the High Line, into subway stations, and more. A great overview of the event can be found in this article from the New York Times: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/a-global-party-shimmies-and-twirls-through-manhattan/?_r=0
Attending the Float:
This year’s Global Float is taking place on Saturday, October 12. All you need to participate is an individual portable music player, headphones, and the party mixes (made available for download shortly before the event). Those interested in attending should head over to http://eepurl.com/Gq0IL to sign up for updates about the NYC event. The location will be released shortly before the event.