News: We Fly High: Kanye West's "Runaway" Dancers Flash Themselves Aboard Flight [Video]
Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 8:19AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West knows how to leave a memorable impression on people after his Runaway ballet dancers busted out into a random flash mob aboard an Australian flight a few days ago.
According to reports, the impromptu show took place last Thursday (August 16).
Kanye West definitely has a lively bunch of dancers on stage. The professionals were taking a Virgin flight and midair gave a condense version of their performances on stage when accompanying Kanye. Introduced to the public on Thursday, the dancers were able to stand in the aisle and sit in their seats giving a very interesting performance as the cameras were rolling and music of Runaway was blaring. (Examiner)
The new footage also pays homage to each performer's hometown and reveals their name.
It's been awhile since we've seen Kanye West 's backup ballet dancers from his 40-minute Runaway film (who also appeared with him on Saturday Night Live and at Coachella ), probably because the budget for the Watch The Throne tour couldn't include room and board for a large group of women rocking tutus. The ladies have reemerged today, in a video filmed while they were on a flight during their Australian tour. Apparently, they decided that thousands of feet in the air was the best place to stage a flash mob set to Yeezy's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy single. As the girls dance and flit about the flight, we see each of their names and hometowns pop up, a nice way to give each dancer a shout-out. We also see a bunch of normals actually try to use the amenities and walk through the aisles. Don't they know art when they're involuntarily confronted with it?! (Idolator)
The dancers are a part of Yeezy's current 2012 Australian tour.
Passengers on an Australian flight recently got a big surprise when some passengers spontaneously toasted douchebags, assholes, scumbags, and jerkoffs who never take work off to the tune of "Runaway" with an in-seat flashmob. Little did those on board know that these were the dancers who performed at concerts on West's 2012 Australian tour. The dancers each get a credit, as does one bemused-looking "regular passenger" whose face pops up right when Kanye says "scumbags." Oops. (Spin)
Over the past year, a few other on-board music-related incidents have also taken place.
Check out the routine above. Do you think mid-air flash mobs have gone too far? During the holiday last year, Cebu Pacific flight attendants danced to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and Finnair flight attendants celebrated India's Republic Day with a dance, but what about passengers? The Lemon Bucket Orkestra played for passengers on a delayed Air Canada flight back in May, but is it OK to allow passengers to dance in the aisles and interrupt their fellow passengers? (Huffington Post)
Check out the in-flight footage below: