2014-06-05 / Front Page

Flash Mob Showstopper



Learning the location just an hour earlier, nearly three dozen “happy” dancers spontaneously appeared at Bowen’s Wharf on May 31 as Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” played from a rooftop sound system. The flash mobsters trained for ten weeks with choreographer Jackie Henderson, of Able Mind and Body. The Newport dancers, from all age groups and walks of life, joined thousands of others in the “happy dance” movement, where enthusiasts across the globe upload homemade videos of people dancing to Williams’ smash tune. The score earned him the Grammy Award for 2014 Producer of the Year in the non-classical category. Henderson is planning another flash mob for the end of July. (Photo by Susan Duca) Learning the location just an hour earlier, nearly three dozen “happy” dancers spontaneously appeared at Bowen’s Wharf on May 31 as Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” played from a rooftop sound system. The flash mobsters trained for ten weeks with choreographer Jackie Henderson, of Able Mind and Body. The Newport dancers, from all age groups and walks of life, joined thousands of others in the “happy dance” movement, where enthusiasts across the globe upload homemade videos of people dancing to Williams’ smash tune. The score earned him the Grammy Award for 2014 Producer of the Year in the non-classical category. Henderson is planning another flash mob for the end of July. (Photo by Susan Duca)

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