Chrysler Museum wins 1st round of international dance video contest, 2nd round begins this week – Virginian-Pilot

The Chrysler Museum of Art is gaining an worldwide credibility for a lot more compared to its glass collection.

The museum staff lately developed a dance video, entered it in to a museum dance-off contest and won the initial round of competition last week.

The 2nd round of voting, which is open to the public, begins today.

Set to the funky dance anthem “Groove joins the Heart,” the Chrysler staff hustled with the museum’s Hot Shop, conga-lined with ancient artifacts and moon-walked with Huber Court.

Museums from about the globe submitted videos and have actually been paired bracket style. Throughout last week’s round, the Norfolk crew went versus 2 Australian groups, one along with a Hugh Jackman-themed video. A 3rd contender “gained it rain,” a phrase for showering a crowd along with dollar bills, at Monticello in Charlottesville. The Chrysler garnered a lot more compared to 16,000 votes.

“We beat Wolverine and T.J.,” said Megan Frost, the Chrysler’s progress officer and part-DJ and choreographer for the video.

For 3 years, the dance-off has actually been held by the website ”As soon as You Job at a Museum,” a sort of online watering hole for museum folks. The Chrysler, however, possessed been as well active along with closing for renovations, expansion and reopening to consider pulling with each other a dance number.

But this year, Frost and others located the moment for after-hrs jamming in March.

Various websites of the Chrysler, featuring its library at Old Dominion University and the historic Moses Myers House, were included.

The 2nd round pits the Chrysler versus the Atlanta History Focus and a demographic in Canada. Frost sounded nervous concerning the competition.

“Atlanta has actually a sheep and dancing beekeepers,” she said.

If the Chrysler wins today’s round, it will certainly relocate to an additional phase of competition following week.

Bragging rights are about the line and maybe a trophy, Frost said.

“Yet it’s a lot more of spread the enjoy concerning your museum, and have actually enjoyable along with our colleagues,” he added. “We possessed an fantastic time placing this with each other and I chance that shows in the video.”