Posts Tagged ‘Dance’

Dancing Robots

March 30, 2021

Robots: now that they can dance, do you love them? Boston Dynamics Atlas, Pick, and Spot machines dance to Berry Gordy‘s music, sung by The Contours, choreographed by Monica Thomas. Guess the firm’s Stretch machines were too busy planning to put Amazon warehouse workers out of work.

More:

“How Boston Dynamics Taught Its Robots to Dance,” Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum

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Bicycle Dancing

March 16, 2021

Cyclist Viola Brand dances her bike in a great room of Schloss Hohenheim, now the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Music by Will van de Crommert.

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Heaven

June 21, 2020

“Cheek to Cheek,” written by Irving Berlin, performed by Fred Astaire in the movie Top Hat, 1935. Music Director: Max Steiner.

Heaven, I’m in heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing, cheek to cheek

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Land of a Thousand Dances Chris Kenner

May 2, 2020

“Land of a Thousand Dances,” written by Chris Kenner, performed by Tina Turner, 1987.

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J.B. style at the roller rink

September 4, 2019

Chicago’s James Brown-inspired roller skaters. A  New York Times video.

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Norma Miller, 1919 – 2019

June 7, 2019

“Norma Miller, Lindy Hop dancer known as the ‘Queen of Swing,’ dies at 99,” Harrison Smith, Washington Post

“Norma Miller, the ‘Queen of Swing,’ Has Died at 99,” Brigit Katz, Smithsonion

Video: Hellzapoppin’, 1941.  Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, including Frankie ManningNorma Miller, and Slim and Slam. Frankie Manning, choreographer.

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Makin’ Moves

September 28, 2018

Japanese director Kouhei Nakama experiments with generative animation techniques for this dance video. Music by Broke For Free.

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Smoldering Drums

September 15, 2018

“Smoldering Drums,” featuring Princess Leilani, with Alex McAngus, for Scopitone. These short films were back-projected on a small screen mounted on a “visual jukebox.”

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Tap: Made in America

March 12, 2018

Tap dancing, like many things in the US, was manufactured here from imported components. Vox explains.
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Pas de Deux

March 4, 2018

Taiwanese engineer Huang Yi dances with a Kuka robotic arm. Choreography and programming: Huang Yi. Music: Joshua Roman.

Huang Yi website

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