This is a FREE event, will be open to everyone, regardless of samba experience and your connection with samba.
For those who do not understand what Flash Mob is, it is a large public gathering where people perform an unusual or fairly random set of dancing and it is sometimes typically organized by means of the Internet or by social media. You can read more about a Flash Mob at this site.
It will be held at the Flashmob, Queen Street Mall Stage at 3.00 pm on Sunday 1st December, 2019.
Dancing and choreography for the Flash Mob can be learnt via the official ISD choreography (and you can find this video on YouTube). You could also attend their rehearsals which will run weekly by Unidos de Brisbane. If you wish to attend these, please see their event called International Samba Day Rehearsals and Filming.
Performance Showcase - last yea,r they invited groups to show people their samba choreographies after the Flash Mob. If you are interested in doing this once again, or doing it this year, please contact the organisers who will advise the performance details.
Costumes for Flash Mob: - anything in the UdB colours of blue, yellow or white are acceptable! These are also the official colours of Brisbane, and white signifies a wish for peace in Brazil!
The organisers will encourage you or get creative with the glitter, but ask that visitors do not wear feathers or headdresses, as this will prevent people from being seen during filming and performing.
There are Unidos de Brisbane shirts or abadas which were left over from Carnaval for purchase at $20 if you would like to support the samba school.
Unidos de Brisbane - acknowledge the "significance that samba and its music represents for Brazilians - a powerful medium of self expression." It is definitely a means to put their struggles, hopes and create unified communities.
They are a non-profit organisation whose ideas come together as Brisilians. Brisbanites are passionate about Brazilian culture and Brazilians living in Brisbane to create a consolidated society called Unidos de Brisbane.
Samba schools in Brazil are community centres where people get together to celebrate the music and dance the samba. For more information or to compact this group, please go to their Facebook link here.