Search

Flash mob perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance in Stratford

17:28 17 March 2014

A flashmob in the square outside Stratford East Picturehouse performing the Thriller dance by Micheal Jackson.

A flashmob in the square outside Stratford East Picturehouse performing the Thriller dance by Micheal Jackson.

Archant

If watching 40 dancing zombies doesn’t give you a thrill then you might have advised passers by in Stratford to beat it on Friday night.

A flashmob in the sqaure outside Stratford East Picturehouse performing the Thriller dance by Micheal Jackson.A flashmob in the sqaure outside Stratford East Picturehouse performing the Thriller dance by Micheal Jackson.

To commemorate 30 years since the ground-breaking Michael Jackson video Thriller The New Black Film Collective presented a weekend of film, culture and entertainment.

This was created through Hollywood horror and by re-enacting Michael Jackson’s iconic dance in Theatre Square, Stratford, outside the Stratford East Picture House.

Children from Newham dance schools East London Performers and Kerry Jane Academy took part in the flash mob along with various people around the community,

Following the Thriller dance was a “binge fest” of the Action horror, Blade, where all three movies were screened back to back.

A flashmob in the sqaure outside Stratford East Picturehouse performing the Thriller dance by Micheal Jackson.A flashmob in the sqaure outside Stratford East Picturehouse performing the Thriller dance by Micheal Jackson.

Pupils from Ellen Wilkinson Primary School in Beckton were among performers of a smooth criminal tap piece and a tribute to Michael song repertoire.

Nu Social Health Organisation (NUSHO) supported the event by launching the Thriller Weekender programme with pre-film entertainment.

Kelley Webb-Martin, the Chair of Trustees at NUSHO said: “The event was a success and we’d like to do something similar as an inter-generational project in the future.”

She added: “We had a number of members from an elderly group spontaneously break out in dance during the flash mob”.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

33 minutes ago

A woman with ovarian cancer has teamed up with Stephen Timms to campaign for better awareness of the disease in parliament.

Stephen Timms
Yesterday, 18:00

Newham Council has been thanked by the government for supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees.

Newham Council
Yesterday, 17:30

With just over three weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail is lending a helping hand to one of its special customers, Father Christmas.

Yesterday, 17:00

A youth worker-turned-director hopes to get young people to renounce crime with his new film when it premieres tomorrow.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now