From the 2012 Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe website:
Plunge feet first into the most epic contemporary dancing event ever imagined! Sylvain Émard’s Le Grand Continental is a festive—and FREE—30-minute outdoor adventure that has assembled some 200 local dancers of all ages and backgrounds to show off the talent, charisma, and personality of Philadelphians. First created for Montréal’s renowned Festival TransAmériques, the Philadelphia version promises to be one of the largest presentations of its kind in the world. The show transforms the plaza by the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art into a massive playground.
When Sylvain Émard first began these large-scale dance events he had no idea of the enthusiastic audience response he would unleash. Le Grand Continental is an infectious piece that combines exuberant line dancing with the fluidity and expressiveness of contemporary dance. As a child Émard discovered the pure pleasure of movement through line dancing, and with this captivating presentation pays tribute to this popular art form. Volunteer dancers trained throughout the summer and rehearsed like dance professionals to perform this vibrant choreography in sync with 200 other dancers.