Sunderland College students are hoping to steal the show once again at the Light’s Out – Halloween in Sunderland event.
Their zombie flash mob, in the main foyer of the Empire Cinema, was a highlight last year as the students wowed everyone with their rendition of Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller music video, along with taking part in the parade through the city centre.
The performance was such a hit that the students wanted to repeat the experience later this month by offering their own take on the Time Warp, with rehearsals already underway. And, with this year’s Lights Out being streamed online live, families are being invited to dance along to the The Rocky Horror Picture Show classic at home.
Sheree Rymer, Curriculum Manager for Creative Arts at Sunderland College, said: “The Thriller flash mob was a huge success and our students had great fun turning the Empire Cinema foyer into a dance floor.
“Everyone has been working hard rehearsing this year’s performance – with the help of a local celebrity – and we can’t wait to light up the 2020 Light’s Out event with our unique virtual take on the Time Warp.”
The virtual parade is part of a whole host of Halloween events in the city centre which being on October 27, including giant inflatables on a whole host of buildings and a monster trail featuring a number of virtual creatures.
The event has been created by Sunderland BID and Head of Business Operations, Sharon Appleby, thanked the college for getting involved again.
“The flash mob was such a huge hit last year and the students really did an amazing job,” she said. “We are so glad that the college has come up with a really creative way to show off their dance skills again and we hope that people watching the virtual parade at home will join in.”
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