Our last Chicken Dance for this time… Could it be much better!? Pakistan takes the lead, and thereby wins the Chicken Dance Tour, though all Chicken Dancers have been winners in our eyes. Ladies and Gentlemen – the Chicken Dance Karachi!
Ladies and gentlemen – Iraq is in the lead!
The Chicken Dance from Iraq was very rewarding. First we tried hard to complete it in Arbil’s main square, but with some policemen stopping by asking if we had a permission, we moved to the park. With help from our friend Joey (in the suit) we got these awesome kids involved. Now it’s up to the three last countries to deliver, or Iraq will stay in top!
This Chicken Dance post will come without a video or even a photo. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t make it in Iran.
The Chicken Dance started as a silly, funny, sparkling storm of joy in Northern Europe.
To participate was embarrassing, and for some people therefore important. But the dance got a new meaning and a new importance the further we went, and as we entered Iran, we honestly thought we wouldn’t make it. All because public dancing is illegal, and we didn’t want to put our participants in a dangerous situation. So we thought we could let it be this time.
But something happened.
Something that made us think that we no longer control the Chicken Dance. It got a different value in Iran. It became a symbol for the freedom that the people here dream of. They wanted to dance, only because they were not allowed to. They didn’t want to limit themselves by being the only country that wouldn’t participate in the Chicken Dance Tour.
So we got talked into staying one more day in a city somewhere in Iran. Our new found friends called some of their friends, and late in the afternoon we went to see a theater group. These people were willing to let us arrange our Chicken Dance in their buildings.
They set up their lights, and some of their children joined the two of us and danced, smiling and laughing. To protect these people and let them continue to be brave and change the world, we are not going to show you the video. It stays in our private collection of amazing memories from this journey. When the revolution comes, we’ll be the first to post the video.
But we thank you, dear friends, for your enthusiasm, your courage, and the freedom that you spread. You showed us that the Chicken Dance is more that just a silly game. You touched our hearts and you made us think.
Thank you so much!
The Jordanian Chicken Dance was delivered by a few brave students from Amman University. When you find people like these, it’s not always the amount of participators that matters!
This Chicken Dance is special because of two things:
It’s the first one in Syria and the guy who recorded it thought that he was photo shooting and kept pushing the shoot- button… We are very proud of the result with participators from Oman, China and Syria!
Antalya, we DID IT!
So this Chicken Dance is legendary, in many ways. It is our only Chicken Dance arranged in Turkey (after failing twice). It is also the first time we have two people walking out when they find themselves confused about whether this is cool or not.
Thank you so much for participating and making Antalya part of the Chicken Dance history!
Friday 29:th of October was the Official Chicken Dance Tour Day.
Our message was a challenge to the world: Arrange your own Chicken Dance!
A few days later we received an extraordinary e-mail from Japan.
With love from Pontus & Louise!
PS! This post doesn’t mean it is too late for you to arrange a Chicken Dance, or any other idea that thrills you!
Don’t just look at the world. Participate :) !