Egan Orion conceptualizes and coordinates, Beth Meberg and Bobby Bonsey choreograph, and millions of YouTube viewers (not to mention confused onlookers) pay attention. Flash Mob

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Flash Mob Seattle

Egan Orion conceptualizes and coordinates, Beth Meberg and Bobby Bonsey choreograph, and millions of YouTube viewers (not to mention confused onlookers) pay attention. Flash Mob Seattle, produced by One Degree Events, unofficially (unofficially, in true flash-mob fashion) started last summer with the Michael Jackson tribute dance: about 300 seemingly average passersby assembled for a massive Michael Jackson dance routine in three locations around the city. Then it escalated to four months of planning for the massive, nationally buzzed-about Glee flash mob. Next month, more than 2,000 dancers will surprise national television with a Queen-driven mob. In just its first year, Flash Mob Seattle has been consulted to coordinate surprise dances for Swedish hospital's 100th anniversary, the TLC show What Not to Wear, and other corporate events. But don't think of it as it selling out: "Getting paid jobs from corporations allows us to do things that are self-funded and closer to our mission," Orion says. —Mary Pauline Diaz onedegreeevents.com/flashmobseattle

 
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