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Thriller Dance Day!

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm

3:00–6:00 p.m. 

’Tis the season for zombie dances! After viewing the Museum’s Living with The Walking Dead exhibition, dancer-performer Renée Brailsford was inspired to reimagine the killer dance moves of Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller.” Ms. Brailsford will lead a group of dancers through the choreography of “Thriller” as part of a fun day of festive family programming in collaboration with MoMI Education that will also include a Museum tour and face painting!  

Any Museum visitor is welcome to join the performance at 5:30 p.m. Prior to this public dance performance, from 3:00–5:00 p.m., visitors are welcome to zombify their face with face paint by local makeup artist Cheeky Chipmunk and then join us for a family-friendly Halloween-themed Museum tour featuring the puppet Silly Willy at 4:45 p.m. 

Schedule of events: 

3:00–5:00 p.m.: Face painting with local makeup artist Cheeky Chipmunk 

4:45 p.m.: Halloween-themed Museum tour with Silly Willy through Behind the Screen and The Jim Henson Exhibition 

5:30 p.m.: Public dance performance inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” 

All programs are free. 

Renée Brailsford is seeking dancers, ages 13–19, trained in jazz and ballet for the Thriller Dance. If you’re interested in auditioning, sign up here!