Sunday, January 8, 2012

Video: Flash mob for "It's about Time" movement - pro dancers need better working conditions and "Respect"

From the website for The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA): dancers and performers and other union leaders, members and supporters joined informational support rallies at Sony Music offices in Beverly Hills, New York City and Miami to show their solidarity for the upcoming negotiations on Jan. 11 and 12 between the Union and the major record labels, including Sony, UMG, Warner, EMI, Disney and most of their subsidiary labels. In Beverly Hills, dozens of members of the Los Angeles dancers’ community concluded their press conference and rally with a “flash mob” performance. The union wants to negotiate for safe, fair working conditions and health care for  dancers and performers who appear in music videos.

Pacific Rim filmed the flash mob in Los Angeles and talked to members of Beat Freaks (ABDC Season 3 runners-up) and other participants.