Imagined by Celia Rowlson-Hall and her partner Mia Lidofsky, a pantsuit-laden flash mob hit the streets of New York with an uplifting show of support for Hillary Clinton.
The couple, whose viral video was profiled by the Washington Post, met on the set of Girls, where they both worked. They got wrapped up with the “Humanity for Hillary” collective of artists and activists and set about inspiring social media with #PantSuitPower. Lidofsky directed, while Rowloson-Hall choreographed, alongside friend Christen Landers.
The message at the end of their video:
Because Love is Love
Because Black Lives Matter
Because climate change is real
Because women’s rights are human rights
Because immigrants make America great
Because every vote matters”
The choreography in the video comes with important symbology, according to the Post.
“Each bears a message: Raised fists signify #BlackLivesMatter, arms and faces tilted to the sky hint at solar energy, circling hips symbolize reproductive rights,” explains the Post. “In the quietest and most emotional moment, dancers take a knee to evoke San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest against police brutality. Others stand with a hand on their hearts.”
Watch the video below: