Sunday, December 5, 2010
Last Thursday at dusk an unusual piece of street theater took place in the streets of downtown Toronto, at the corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets. A group of Lubavitcher Chassidim, lighting the second Chanukah candle, encountered a group of hip-hop dancers, sent by Magen Boys Entertainment, a major provider of event entertainment in Canada, to engage the Chassidim in a hip-hop rap, singing, and dancing duel as shoppers and passers-by watched.
With the Hard Rock Cafe and giant reindeer in the background, the two teams of dancers alternately sang and danced to Moshiach and I Wave My Hands Back And Forth. The winners? It's hard to tell because in the end both groups joined hands in a united dance of celebration.
The event was staged as a promotion for today's Hip Hop Chanukah Celebration at 1:30 pm at Chabad of Flamingo, in Thornhill, Ontario, a Toronto suburb. If you can't get to Toronto today, then take a look at what you'll be missing in the video below. Enjoy!