By now, you likely have seen the video footage from the Antwerp train station in Belgium, where at first one, then two, and eventually hundreds of people performed a choreographed dance to a well-known song from the Sound of Music.

One would hope that this amazing display of feelgood performance was some sort of public art project.  Disappointly, it was performed and filmed for a reality TV show promo spot (per the Huffington Post).  Regardless, the choice of song, hearkening back to favorite childhood memories, and the surprised and delighted looks on the faces of travelers have been delighting viewers all over the world.  It’s a great example of the possibilities that public spaces hold, and reveals the creative potential for programming in and around transit stations.

For more on PPS’s work with transit, visit Thinking Beyond the Station, part of our Building Community through Transportation initiative.

Thinking Within the Station was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Robin Lester
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