#UMonument

Dance Your Classes Off!

Dance Your Classes Off! Dance Your Classes Off!
Imagine this: You're standing in front of Angell Hall at night. It's the last day of classes, and you're wondering what to do before you have to get serious studying for exams the next day. Then, suddenly, lasers light up the eight massive Doric columns framing the front portico of Angell Hall. Wild dance music starts playing, an eight student K-Pop dance troupe appears in sync between the columns, and a live female DJ -- elevated twenty feet in the air -- entertains hundreds of students and community members dancing under the stars! Add free Sweetwaters Lemon Ginger Tea for the first 500 dancers... Now you are experiencing the first ever #UMonument! That sounds crazy, right? But that's exactly what's happening on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 9-10:30pm in front of Angell Hall (435 S. State Street).

FEATURING... SCOUT -- "a classically trained, open format female DJ" (http://www.scoutsmusic.com/#!audio/c1y06) LIVE DANCING by K-Motion (https://www.facebook.com/kmotion1314) LASER ART by Mike Gould/Illuminatus (http://mikegouldlaserartist.com/index.html)

#UMonument is supported by over twenty-five institutions and departments across U-M’s campus. The event is produced by Nick Geller, a PhD candidate in Classical Studies, and directed by Mark Tucker, Art Director for the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. (Tucker is also the founder of FestiFools and FoolMoon, two popular local, annual public art events.)

A free LED-apparel making workshop will also be offered on Sunday, April 13, 1-6pm in the Art Studio at Alice Lloyd Hall (100 S. Observatory). Make a piece of wearable LED sculpture to wear to this one-of-a-kind dance party!

Contacts:

Nick Geller (347) 880-2811 ngeller@umich.edu

Mark Tucker (734) 660-2122 marktuck@umich.edu