Gene Kelly lands at Glasgow Airport with a flashmob from Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival 2011

Travellers at Glasgow Airport yesterday morning were treated to an unexpected dance routine reminiscent of quintessential song’n’dance man Gene Kelly. The flashmob, provided by Dance Glasgow, entertained passengers with a version of the legendary Singin’ in the Rain dance, which made Kelly an icon.

Steven Marshall, Commercial Marketing Manager at Glasgow Airport commented:
“Glasgow Airport is thrilled to partner with Glasgow Film Festival again, we appreciate that this event helps put Glasgow city on the international map. Plus of course the Gene Kelly Singin’ in the Rain tribute yesterday morning in our main check in hall reinforces Glasgow Airport as the place to start your Glasgow city experience!”

Filmed by QuipuTV, the flashmob can be seen here:

Gene Kelly was one of the greatest all-round talents ever to tap-dance his way across the silver screen. Kelly left an indelible impression on the movies as an actor, director and choreographer which can be seen during Glasgow Film Festival in all-time classics like Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Pirate (1948), Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949), On the Town (1949), An American in Paris (1951), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Brigadoon (1954) and Hello, Dolly (1969) from 18–26 February.

The Gene Kelly retrospective is one of nineteen strands at Glasgow Film Festival 2012, which starts on Thursday.

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