Mic Check, Mic Check of the Day

Spectacular. Dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance inhabited rAndom International’s acclaimed Rain Room installation in the Barbican’s Curve gallery, performing continuously evolving interventions in the Rain, with a score by contemporary composer Max Richter.


illustrating Motion

Sketches around the break dance by Florian Nicole


Dance with me is an alphabet based on 26 choreographic micro-pieces by Amandine Alessandra. The letter is only revealed after the process of long-exposure photography and invisible to the passerby. 

We couldn’t love this project any more than we do. (via @jessiarrington


Kagemu’s ‘Black Sun’ Synchronizes Projected Video With Japanese Dance

Black Sun is a meticulously choreographed projection of motiongraphics onto dance, combining traditional and modern elements of Japanese culture and martial arts. Artist Nobuyuki Hanabusa and dancer Katsumi Sakakura, together known as Kagemu, have since been widely imitated by others, including Beyoncé. In an interview with The Atlantic, the artist explains the creative process behind the innovative performance.

Here’s an entertaining collaboration for your viewing pleasure - cellist Yo-Yo Ma and dancer Lil Buck caught on tape by Spike Jonze. Jonze explains:

The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck’s own creation and unlike anything I’ve seen. Hope you enjoy.


Gideon Obarzanek’s Digital Moves

“Hailed by The Australian as the country’s best modern dance company, choreographer Gideon Obarzanek’s Chunky Move dazzles audiences with its use of site-specific installations and interactive sound and light technologies. Obarzanek’s avant-garde performances explore the tensions between the rational world we live in and richness of our imagination.” (via PopTech)

Chunky Move’s performance schedule can be viewed here