Kate Bush fans celebrate 'icon' through dance while running down hill at Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

Kate Bush fans celebrate ‘icon’ through dance while running down hill at Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

To these devotees, Kate Bush is a “phenomenon” and an “icon in our hearts.”

But what draws them to recreate her 1978 hit Wuthering Heights en masse could be more feminist in nature.

“We don’t want to sing about, ‘Oh, I met this boy, and I like him,'” dance instructor Rebel Lyons said.

“No. We want a song based on a historical novel.

But Ms Lyons said this year’s Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever on the Gold Coast had been about more than “celebrating femininity and smashing the patriarchy”.

These 100 women, children and men have danced across the windy moors of Home of the Arts’ (HOTA) outdoor stage on Saturday to raise funds for domestic violence refuge The Sanctuary.

Kate Bush dancers “running down that hill” at HOTA’s outdoor stage.(ABC Gold Coast: Dominic Cansdale)

‘She lives freely’

Kate Bush’s debut single, Wuthering Heights, was inspired by the novel of the same name and told the story of a woman’s ghost, pleading over her forlorn lover with lyrics like “I’m so cold, let me in your window”.

The music video featuring her eerie yet beautiful dance has clocked up almost 20 million views on YouTube alone.

Ms Lyons said recreating Kate Bush’s iconic dance was “not about getting the moves perfect.”

“It’s about putting soul, putting heart and putting weird, wily witchiness into the moves — power, spookiness and celebrating eccentricity.”

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