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Recap: 6th annual Thriller Flashmob at City Hall

Six years of Michael Jackson “Thriller” tributes

(Center) Pictured with Flashmob dancers, FITNOLA lead instructor Kenneth Kynt Bryant costumed as Michael Jackson during the 6th annual Thriller Flash Mob held at City Hall.
Photo by Eric Craig/Curbed NOLA

While there are several spooky events happening in New Orleans during Halloween, there is no better “Thriller” than a Halloween-centered flashmob in front of City Hall.

Today, the New Orleans Recreation Department and FITNOLA held their 6th Annual Flashmob at City Hall, led by FITNOLA instructor Kenneth Kynt Bryan. With over one-hundred participants in part of its show, FITNOLA and NORDC recruited many of its student dancers from an array of local schools.

According to Flashmob New Orleans, the choreographed performances all started as tributes to Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” music video.

At the event, dancers performed to hit songs by Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot, and Taylor Swift. Practice for the student-based “Thriller” choreography started in the middle of this past October.

This Flashmob in particular held a tribute to Fats Domino, featuring an appearance by and sing along with New Orleans jazz singer John Boutté

Did you miss the event? We’ve got you covered.

If you’re looking for highlights, check out these times in the video:

  • Intro - 1:00
  • “Thriller” tribute - 12:25
  • Fats Domino tribute - 22:52
  • Free dance - 25:30

NORD/FitNOLA host its 6th Annual “Thriller” Flash Mob at City Hall!

Posted by Curbed New Orleans on Tuesday, October 31, 2017