Announcing NL’s 2013 Dance Week Song with Flash Mob Instructional Video!
DanceNL is thrilled to announce that “Hello, Hello, Hello” by synth pop band Repartee has been declared 2013’s most danceable song! You can listen to the song on this link:
DanceNL board member and dancer Corie Harnett has created a fun new choreography for this song. She is joined in the Instructional Video above by DanceNL board member and dancer Colleen Quigley. Everyone is invited to learn and videotape this choreography (or improvise their own!) and send their videos to us to become a part of our 2013 Virtual Flash Mob. The Virtual Flash Mob will feature videos and compilations of videos and will be released all over the Internet on International Dance Day – April 29th.
How you can Participate:
Film your own video and contact us to find out how to submit it to DanceNL – email@example.com
If you live in the St. John’s area you can also contact DanceNL to arrange for a professional taping. Contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on April 14th for an in-person instruction and filming of the choreography from 12 to 3 PM on Sunday April 14 in the 3rd Floor Gallery of the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre.
Please also see the attached FAQ and Permission Form.
The deadline to submit your videos is April 5th, 2013.
Here are videographer Peter’s quick tips for filming: “Make sure that the:
~ light source is not directly behind the dancers
~ the dancers are in focus”
Before she started Repartee, Meg Warren was a frustrated opera singer. She loved music, but hated the formality – so she started a synth-pop band. Repartee played their first gig in St. John’s in 2009 and while a lot has changed since then, one thing remains the same – Repartee want to make you dance.
The band’s career has been steadily growing over the past three years with the addition of members Robbie Brett (The Pre-Raphaelites, Hear/Say), and Nick Coultas-Clarke and Josh Banfield (Catcher). In 2010 they released their first EP, ‘Lost Like We All Are’, to a sold out crowd at the legendary The Ship Pub in St. Johns. That same year they were named the Newfoundland Herald’s prestigious ‘Band To Watch’ for 2011. They received the full MusicNL Sound Recording Grant and recorded their debut self-titled album in 2011. The album was released to critical acclaim, strong sales and it was shortlisted at the Atlantis Music Prize for the best album released in Newfoundland that year.
Repartee have spent the last year feverishly and passionately touring. Aiming to expand their fan-base outside of Newfoundland – they’ve showcased at the Halifax Pop Explosion, the East Coast Music Awards, and Canadian Music Week. They’ve shared the stage with Mother Mother, Hey Rosetta, USS, Jenn Grant, Rich Aucoin, Shotgun Jimmie, Michou, The Novaks, with more and more bands calling them to share a bill. Repartee continue to establish themselves as one of Newfoundlands hottest exports through shows like the recent Torbay 250, where they shared the bill with the likes of The Trews, Jimmy Rankin and Great Big Sea. Most recently, the band won all five MusicNL Awards they were nominated for – FACTOR Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Statoil Rising Star, Bell Aliant Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year, and Molson Pop/Rock Artist of the Year. In March the band will head to the 2013 East Coast Music Awards in Halifax, where they’re nominated for Rising Star Recording of the Year.
With an electric live show, hooky melodies and poignant, honest lyrics – Repartee are poised to do good things for pop music, for Newfoundland.
Photo credit Emily Evans