Indianapolis, Indiana: Ann Dancing: Electronic Go-Go Dancer

Upright outdoor kiosk displays a life-size electronic outline of a 1960s go-go dancer, gyrating non-stop. Named "Suzanne Walking in a Leather Skirt" by artist Julian Opie in 2008, but everyone else calls it "Ann Dancing."
Address:
Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Directions:
Northeast edge of downtown, on the northeast corner of E. Vermont St. and Massachusetts Ave. at its intersection with Alabama St.
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Ann Dancing: Electronic Go-Go Dancer

A new watertight version of Ann Dancing, an outdoor sculpture of an electronic go-go girl, was installed on her original Indianapolis street corner and had her power turned on October 30. The original Ann had danced nearly non-stop for 11 years, but rain and snow began shorting out her gyrations with increasing frequency, and the artwork was shut down in May. $262,000 was needed to replace Ann with Ann 2.0, and, amazingly, most of that money was raised within a month -- to the frustration of local artists, who wondered why London-based sculptor Julian Opie deserved so much financial support. Apparently people in Indianapolis really missed miniskirt-shaking Ann. Now she's back.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 10/31/2019]
Electronic Go-Go Dancer

Currently Ann Dancing is not dancing and funds are needed to restore her to her favorite place on Mass Avenue!

[Jennifer Bremer, 06/18/2019]

The outdoor electronic sculpture had danced non-stop for 11 years, far longer than the artist or city anticipated. Some people want her restored, some people say the money -- around $250,000 -- would be better spent supporting local artists.

Go Go Dancer.

Electronic Go-Go Dancer

There is a kiosk at the corner of Alabama St. and Massachusetts Ave. that features an electronic representation of a dancing lady reminiscent of the 1960s go-go dancers. I was told by the owner of a nearby restaurant that she dances 24/7.

[signmanjoe, 11/15/2014]

The go-go gal stands along the "Indianapolis Cultural Trail" (a fancy bike lane that winds its way through downtown). Maybe go-go is a form of Indianapolis culture.

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