Sydney Opera House Kylie flash mob

Sydney Opera House Kylie flash mob
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A flash mob of hundreds of dancers covers the Sydney Opera House Forecourt steps in this story from National Nine News in Adelaide, broadcast on 14 November 2010. They are dancing to Kylie Minogue's 1992 cover of the Kool & the Gang song 'Celebration'.

Although it's a brief story, the classic song, originally released in 1980, is instantly recognisable. Its upbeat tempo and catchy chorus matches the party atmosphere evoked by the joy-filled flash mob phenomenon.

The choice of the iconic Sydney Opera House Forecourt as the location makes for news-friendly footage, with the dancers spread out along the Monumental Steps, dancing in unison.

This is a good example of the kind of 'human interest' story often shown at the tail end of a news broadcast which is designed to be brief and upbeat, leaving the television viewing audience in a positive frame of mind.

You can watch the full flash mob on YouTube.

Notes by Beth Taylor