By Joshua Wells
A PHYSICAL theatre group tasked with creating the first ever flash mob at Hanging Rock has begun searching for their Mirandas.
The Too Many Mirandas Flash Mob will take place on February 24 at the famed rock which entered popular culture folklore through Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock.
The celebration of the famous story will be brought to life by Asking For Trouble’s Christy Flaws and Luke O’Conner.
The duo had been approached by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to organise and choreograph the day, and Ms Flaws said she could not wait to see as many Mirandas as possible.
“The council contacted us about this community project… our background is circus and physical theatre so we have hammed up the physical theatre up,” she said.
“There is something fun about doing this where the community is excited and was created in response to that.”
“It is about inviting people to move their body and make some friends.”
The duo – along with their son Tully – has been hard at work to create the council’s vision.
Mr O’Conner said he had been part of flash mobs before and wanted to take the best bits from those events to include at Hanging Rock.
“We are very excited for this, it is different from what we have done before… we have never worked on one but been a part of a few,” he said.
“We have done our researched which we enjoyed… I have been breaking down other flash mobs and trying to make the best one we can.”
“We want it to be easy to learn but challenging enough to make sure people are inspired enough to perform it.”
People are encouraged to dress up in their pink ribbon, white frock and straw boater hat attire for the filming of the flash mob video.
Workshops are being held around the community for people to learn before the day. A final workshop will be run on the day.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Arts and Culture coordinator Robyn Till said the event was for everyone across the region.
“This isn’t just for people who dance every week, it is for the novices as well and people who want to have fun,” she said.
“We engaged Luke and Christy to choreograph… and also an artist to create the soundtrack for the video.”
A workshop will be held in Lancefield on Sunday, February 11 between 9.30am – 10.30am and 11am – 12pm.