If you’ve ever seen a grade school dance routine, you know how hard it is to get kids to move in sync. But these little girls have been taught not only how to dribble two basketballs without losing them, but to do it in perfect time with their classmates while performing a choreographed routine.
This clever video makes it look like a giant hand is manipulating the real world by making pinch, pan, and zoom gestures. This effect was created in-camera with the help of a precisely choreographed model and hand actor behind the camera. Though we’re not sure how he got the finger gun past the metal detector.
During the 2022 Grammys, J Balvin and a crew of dancers brought down the house with a performance of the Skrillex collab In Da Ghetto. Choreographer Sadeck Waff shared this rehearsal footage which gives us a better look at the precision moves, and the impressive sequence that they staged in just two days.
As part of a promotional event, members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard strutted their stuff in New York’s Times Square. Among their routines was this impressively choreographed sequence in which a sergeant marches through a line of soldiers spinning and tossing bayonet-tipped rifles.
Kateryna Nikiforova is an expert at bounce juggling, a type of juggling that involves bouncing objects off of a hard surface. Here, she shows off her coordination and timing using a set of angled bounce surfaces. We love this color-embellished video of one of her routines too.
Remember 8-bit fighting games like Karateka and International Karate? The members of dance/comedy troupe Fair Play Crew did a great job replicating the staccato movements of the characters in retro games like those. The fun starts at 1:07:17 on this Shanghai TV talent show.
The follow-up to Sila Sveta’s award-winning performance art piece Levitation goes beyond the boundaries of the original, growing this dancer’s environment from the limits of a small, projection-mapped stage into an expansive digital stage. Stick around to the end for the behind-the-scenes footage.
Choreographer Sadeck Waff specializes in tutting – the art of movement through the hands, arms, and head. This jaw-dropping performance celebrates the magic around us, as a group of 64 talented tutters join their conductor in perfect synchrony, reflecting the nature of both individuality and our place in the world.
Backed by the jazzy sounds of Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions‘ track Hurri-Mitanni (Güzel Haber), director Gökalp Gönen’s music video is loaded with eye-catching images, as a series of dancers wander the streets, transforming into surreal and colorful figures with the help of computer graphics tech.
This mindbending dance performance comes from Yoann Bourgeois, who’s famous for deeply integrating scenery into his choreography. This footage, from the 2016 performance Celui qui tombe, features a troupe of six talented dancers as they move and balance to stay upright on a rapidly-spinning platform.
David Chanishvili is a dancer with the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet. In order to perform their mix of folk dance, classical ballet, and modern dance, he and his fellow company members must possess incredible coordination, athleticism, and strength. Great Big Story offers a brief glimpse into their talents.
This short dance film by THÉORIZ pulls off some impressive visuals, given the fact that all of its effects were shot in-camera, with no green screen or post-production. They achieved their mixed reality illusion using motion tracking synchronized with real-time projected imagery. Behind the scenes here (turn captions on.)
While sheltering in place, Bay Area alt-folk group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down used the now ubiquitous videoconferencing service Zoom to create a music video for their track “Phenom”. But they didn’t just point webcams at their faces, and instead used the opportunity to do something truly creative with the medium.
If there’s one thing you can definitely do while stuck at home, it’s dance. We all have our own favorite moves, but most of them couldn’t hold a candle to the smooth-flowing choreography of dancer Poppin John, who wowed us with his colorful living room performance.
The dancers of Pyroterra Fire & Light show off one of their coolest props. The LED Cube FT is a large, but lightweight cube packed with 1368 RGB LEDs designed for stage performances. The collapsible cubes have a programmable chip on board for storing sequences and can be controlled remotely from up to 200 meters away.