You might get a seizure if you watch Ian Eastwood dance too much in this video, but it’s so damn cool that it might even be worth it. It’s neat because he blends the view of him dancing while he’s facing us with another view of him dancing with his back turned. The two opposing views are spliced together and he’s…
The soundtrack helps, obviously, but there is art behind the art of ballet. Here’s a backstage look at the Oregon Ballet Theatre where you see the moments leading up to the big show. From practices on the stage to getting ready inside the dressing room to the set up of the stage and the costumes and the flair, it’s a…
The third act of Swan Lake is considered one of the most difficult in the balletic cannon, requiring a dancer to twirl around 32 consecutive times. How its accomplished is as much a feat of physics as it is athleticism.
Here is nearly 4-minutes of awesome dance scenes from movies that, just from watching it, will make you have a riotous good time. Dance sequences in movies are sometimes goofy, sometimes winking, sometimes weird but always worth watching. I had a dumb smile on my face throughout this entire video by Robert Jones of…
Science and interpretive dance met once again this year, as PhD students around the world took to the stage to bring their research to vivid life in the annual Dance Your PhD contest.
Turbulent motion is a tricky concept to convey to the public without resorting to complicated mathematical equations. But what if you could take those abstract notions and turn them into a dance?
Walking around in San Francisco can get tough because the city is just so damn hilly. Up and down and up and more up and you start to wish you could just flatten the streets. Karen Cheng and Ross Ching tweaked reality a bit by positioning the camera so it looks like those hilly streets became flat and then made this…
I can just close my eyes and listen to the sounds of this video about Swan Lake and The Royal Danish Ballet. Or I can just mute the audio and watch the visuals of the ballerinas. No matter how I watch this video, I always walk away impressed with the intense dedication and sacrifice. It's so satisfying to see.
Damn. This video of a dancer in a light suit is like staring into a future that us humans chained to the present aren't supposed to see. The dancing is fun to watch, of course, but there's something about that black and white light up suit moving in those ways that is just jarring and completely warps my view of…
We're just faceless shapes made of dots and lines and nodes to a computer. And that's kind of awesome. This experimental project by Maria Takeuchi uses Microsoft Kinect to capture the motion data of a dancer and then rebuilds those movements into a stunning dancing body made of dots and lines and nodes.
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Watching skydivers Aleksander and Mikhael gracefully dancing as they fall over Dubai's Palm Islands gives me a weird sensation, one of awe and longing for freedom. They make it look so easy.
Imagine layering a world of interactive digital pixels over the athletic, poised movements of dancers—and, actually, you get this. Put together by French dance company Adrien M / Claire B, this performance uses light projection technology to create an interactive world that doesn't get in the way of dancers yet…
These types of dances are an old tradition but they're always so mind tickling to see. The choreography is perfect and it's like seeing art in motion. This particular Thousand-Hand Guan Yin dance was performed by deaf dancers which makes the timing of it all even more incredible.
Five dry martinis and Tiga's Bugatti track on repeat. That's all I need to work and play today. [NSFW for bare breasts and absurd 1980s hipsterfest overload full of old Macintosh computer, phones, arcades, and people in funny clothing.]
This is the video for the Cathedrals' song "Unbound." It's lovely! And the way the light cubes in the background pair up with the music is no accident—there's some really cool tech behind it.
This is Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeker suspended on the wall of Oakland's City Hall, dancing like some kind of fairies or angels. The effect of them moving over the building's façade as it if were the ground is disoriented but really beautiful. I can watch them doing this forever.
New York's Museum of Modern Art won't display the early work of choreographer Ted Shawn—so Adam H. Weinert is doing it for them. Surprise! MoMa just got a permanent unauthorized exhibition that displays performances inside the museum through an augmented reality app.