Posts tagged: dance

Author Appearance: Jennifer Pelland

Massachusetts science fiction author Jennifer Pelland plans to spend her St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) belly dancing to Irish music and also signing copies of her new novel, Machine. The event runs from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA. Check out http://www.socialweb.net/Events/138260.lasso and also https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/362916197056460/.

Terry Pratchett’s AntiMorris Dance

In the Discworld novel Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett describes the “other Morris” dance, the one done at dusk without any music, which needs to be danced “because of the balance of things.” Discworld fans will gather at 4:30pm on October 31st in Somerville, MA to sing pumpkin carols and then witness the AntiMorris Dance at sunset as performed by the Recently Traditional Fictional Morris dancers.

Learn more about the dancers at http://rtfm.arberth.com/. The event will be held at the Somerville Community Growing Center, http://www.thegrowingcenter.org/.

Terry Pratchett’s AntiMorris Dance

In the Discworld novel Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett describes the “other Morris” dance, the one done at dusk without any music, which needs to be danced “because of the balance of things.” Discworld fans will gather at 5:00pm on October 31st in Somerville, MA to sing pumpkin carols and then witness the AntiMorris Dance at sunset as performed by the Recently Traditional Fictional Morris dancers.

Learn more about the dancers at http://rtfm.arberth.com/. The event will be held at the Somerville Community Growing Center, http://www.thegrowingcenter.org/.

[Tip via Johnny’s List of Weird Boston Events]

Thrill the World 2009

On Saturday, October 24th, fans of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” around the world will attempt to set a world record for the most people doing the Thriller zombie dance at the same time. You’ll join a local group, learn the dance, and then if you’re in the Eastern time zone you’ll be doing the dance at 8:30pm; people in other parts of the world will be dancing at the same time in their local time zones (which means some people will be zombiedancing in the wee hours of the morning). According to http://www.thrilltheworld.com/, public “Thrill the World” groups have been established for the following New England locations:

Note: The main website also lists events in New Haven, CT and Boston, MA, but the individual websites for those events have been deleted. I don’t think they’re actually going to happen any more.

It’s quite possible that more locations will be added, and of course you could always start an event of your own! Watch http://www.thrilltheworld.com/ for more information and also to review a complete set of instructional videos so you can learn to dance with your fellow undead.

[Tip via the Davis Square LiveJournal community]

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