Epic "Random Acts of Culture" Flash Mob Brings 200 Artists To Lincoln Road
|A previous Random Act of Culture at Miami International Airport|
While flash mobs and pop-up parties that involve bikinis, swimming pools and beach balls are all well and good, we have to applaud those that have a little more cultural relevance. Enter the Knight Foundation, who's been going gangbusters for the past two years creating Random Acts of Culture in cities across the U.S. - Miami included.
The Knight Foundation, whose mission is to create "informed and engaged communities," has worked with organizations in eight cities across America to help everyday people interact with art. Their pop-up performances have brought artists "out of the halls and into the streets," as VP of Arts Dennis Scholl put it.
Basically, arias, choreographed dances, orchestra interludes, and other artistic performances have popped up in airports, shopping malls, corporate headquarters, and other places where people gather en masse. The reactions have been astonishing -- often with audience members unleashing a flood of emotions.
Now that they've reached their goal of 1,000 such experiences across the country, the Knight Foundation is celebrating with four epic pop-up events across the country, including one on Lincoln Road. The entertainment will take place on September 1, but the time and exact location are hush-hush (hence the randomness of the event).
Here's what we do know: 200 singers, musicians, and dancers from around the country will belt out Miami-based composer Sam Hyken's adaptation of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." His version is described as a "mash-up of classical, vocal, jazz, gospel, and Afro-Cuban music."