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Flash mob organizers hope to unite WYD crowds in Rio

.- Organizers of a massive flash mob in Brazil hope that some two million young people from around the world will dance for Pope Francis before the start of the closing Mass for World Youth Day 2013.

“The idea of the flash mob is to show that together we can show the world something, that we are able to say something to the world. To show unity, that we think together,” said Edson Erdmann, artistic director for the events at Guaratiba, near Rio de Janeiro.

He explained that Pope Francis will re-join pilgrims on the morning of July 28 after their overnight vigil at the Campus Fidei. He hopes that the young people will greet the Holy Father with a massive flash mob.

A video teaching the dance steps is available on YouTube for young people who wish to begin practicing with their friends. But there will also be four rehearsals on Saturday evening and Sunday morning before the Pope arrives.

“The idea is for the music to be simple, good and pleasant to listen to. The choreography is simple but we are going to amaze the world if we all do it together,” Erdmann explained.

Carioca dancer Glaucia Geraldo created the choreography. The song “Francisco” comes from the Show del Futuro.

Tags: World Youth Day, Rio de Janeiro, World Youth Day - Rio 2013


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