Flash: ‘The Heart of the University’ beats strong

A flash mob of dancers took over the nave of Sterling Memorial Library (a.k.a. “The Heart of the University”) at 10 a.m. on April 29 to the tune of Macklemore's hit "Thrift Shop."

The library-organized event drew 40 performers from across the University. Undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and alumni rehearsed a piece choreographed by Christina Dancy, an area dancer and educator, for two rigorous weeks. The flash mob was co-organized by Laura Sider of the Yale University Library and Robin Ladouceur of the Graduate School.

The performance was timed to coincide with Macklemore's Spring Fling appearance and to celebrate the library's interior before it undergoes renovations, commencing this June.