A Pro-Hillary Flash Mob In NYC Broke Out A ‘Pantsuit Power Dance’ To Show Their Support

Now that they’ve got your attention, they’ve got something to say...

Many of us don’t need to be reminded that it’s near-impossible to survive this election cycle without a healthy dose of humor. In some cases, that humor manifests itself into some pretty large productions, as this pro-Hillary flash mob that hit Union Square clearly shows us.

Sure, flash mobs might seem like a relic of the recent past, but these dancers, clad in smart (and bright) pantsuit ensembles to honor the Democratic nominee, seem to thrive on kitsch, so it suits this group just fine. Moving in pantsuits every color of the rainbow, the dancers busted out a well-rehearsed routine set to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop This Feeling,” in an effort to “combine art with a bit activism at a fun dance event,” as they put it on the event’s Facebook page.

To the battle cry of “Now is the time to stand up against this bully,” Johnson wrote. “Action here is a stand against racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, injustice and so much more,” the Pantsuit Power Dance, as it was dubbed, sure did gather some attention when it struch unsuspecting passersby:

While the both the message and the medium might seem more fun than political, the titular pantsuit does have a bit more significance than many may realize. Not only is it the preferred outfit of Hillary Clinton, but it serves as a stark reminder that women weren’t allowed to even wear pants on the Senate floor until 1993, and Hillary herself was the first woman to wear pants in an official White House portrait.

Mia Lidofsky, a choreographer who was principally responsible for setting up the event, searched far and wide for their dancers’ garb, saying with a smile, “We’ve cleared every Goodwill and thrift store in New York!”

Another choreographer involved with the production, Celia Rowlson-Hall, reminds the world that despite the goffy mechanism, the flash mobbers are acting out of conviction, stating, “We’re not just out here to dance. We’re out here to say we support what this woman stands for.”

The folks behind the Pantsuit Power Dance aren’t the only ones who have drawn the connection between the presidential hopeful and the iconic suits. Last year, Pop Sugar put together this video retrospective of Hillary’s wardrobe, which combined with the video above, certainly gives us more than enough pantsuits to handle for one day:

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