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Since March 2015 Gil has specialised in creating simple choreography for flashmobs - designed for community members to learn in one two hour session. She has also delivered the choreography for two performances of 'Break the Chain' - a dance flashmob campaign to promote awareness of violence against women and girls. You can click on the images above to find links to videos of some of her flashmob projects.
In 2016 Gil was very lucky to have been a part of 'We're Here Because We're Here' which could be classed essentially as a massive Nationwide flashmob:
"On 1 July 2016, thousands of volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. ‘we’re here because we’re here’ was a UK-wide event commissioned by 14-18 NOW, conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the National Theatre, in collaboration with 26 organisations." (https://becausewearehere.co.uk/)
Gil was involved as a dresser for the actors taking part in Greater Manchester and although this is not a dance flashmob, it gave her a wider experience of how a flashmob would work on a humungous scale. It was an incredibly moving experience to have been a part of.
Photo: Craig Shaw