Massive Dance Tribute To Madonna Might Make You Forget Her Wacky Behavior Down Under
by editorsMarch 16, 2016
We don’t know WTF is going on with Madonna and her eccentric behavior while on tour Down Under (including wearing a clown costume and crying while playing guitar in front of a giant photo of estranged son Rocco), but we still love her and think she just needs a very, very long rest. Anyway, to pay tribute to the Queen of Pop and her career-long LGBT advocacy director Dan Murphy and choreographer Aaron Farley enlisted more than 200 volunteers to run through an amazing series of production numbers inspired by Madonna tunes such as “Material Girl, “Express Yourself” and “Vogue.”
A statement on the Facebook page for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras explains it:
As an artist, Madonna has helped define a generation during an era that has seen huge global changes, and diversity has ALWAYS been core to her message of self-expression and love. We hope that our video tribute goes someway to reflect the sheer joy, infinite love and deep respect that our diverse LGBTQI communities have for a unique performer who continues to empower, celebrate, and support us.
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