Even in a city accustomed to seeing such Sunday morning sights as people stumbling out of after-hours nightclubs and Rihanna feeding pigeons in a $22,000 furry Saint Laurent heart cape, this probably came as quite a surprise: 200 people in their best pantsuits performing a flashmob dance tribute to Hillary Clinton. The "Pantsuit Power Dance" was organized by partners Mia Lidofsky and Celia Rowlson-Hall as a celebration of love, equality, unity, and the sensible two-piece power outfit that has become one of the first female presidential candidate's trademarks. It also called attention to the sexist double standard that Hillary has been held to not just since going up against Trump but throughout her entire illustrious career.
"Every movement had a political reason behind it and was founded in Hillary's policies, and what she means to us," Mia and Celia said in a statement. "Hillary is a total boss, such a liberal progressive, and ready to lead our nation and our people." The pair put out an open-invite on social media calling upon movers and shakers of all ethnicities, ages, and genders who wanted to keep evil out of the White House. "The dance was meant to serve as a rallying cry for the presidential candidate, in an effort to dance Hillary all the way to the White House and fight the bigotry and vitriol of Donald Trump's campaign with love, unity, and community," they continued.
Celia teamed up with choreographer Crishon Landers, who she met while working on HBO's Girls, to come up with dance moves inspired by the Democratic candidate's policies. Circling thumbs and index fingers resemble ovaries, parallel arms represent equality of the sexes, and raised fists are a nod to the Black Lives Matter movement. Colin Kaepernick, Gabby Douglas, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community were also given a high-energy hat-tip in the performance.
Text Hannah Ongley