Beware, the supernaturally talented cast of The LXD resorts to scary tactics in Rising, possibly the most terror-iffic item we’ve shown at DA. Plus, DS2UDIO, the dance lifestyle YouTube channel keeps things jumping with two Halloween specials on dance-themed costumes and the scariest dance sequences in history.
OK Go, known for their innovative music videos, has teamed up with professional dance troupe, Pilobolus and Google, to debut an experiment that mixes old-school camera trickery with newfangled technology. Try out the interactive Chrome experiment. Watch the video on YouTube. Check out the live performance. And be inspired by the childlike wonder of this collaboration.
There are a few aspects of televised dance that I find annoying but what I truly love about the success of dance on television is its potential for building awareness of what it is to be a dancer and for expanding the dance audience. I don’t think filmed productions can replace live performance, even the flashy stuff on TV doesn’t come close. It is my hope though that, as its small-screen cousin has done, dance which makes its home in live-performance venues will begin to embrace its inner “hottie” in the coming year.