28 posts tagged Dancing
28 posts tagged Dancing
We think break dancing is so awesome that we made it one of the subjects of our old series of Super Awesome Trading Cards. Created by French videomaker Tomson and entitled No Limit, this short video is one of the most captivating demonstrations of this acrobatic form of street dancing that we’ve ever seen.
Set to the cinematic sound of “Adagio for Tron” by Daft Punk, French breakdancer Bboy Marco, one of the finest breakdancers in the world, dances in the middle of a Parisian shopping mall. To our surprise, some shoppers walk right past him as though he were invisible. But others are stopped in their tracks by Bboy Marco’s awesome moves.
Take it from us, this simple description does little justice to the athleticism, artistry, and beauty of this short video. It’s well worth a couple minutes of your time.
If you’re familiar with Peacock Spiders, then you probably already know that the colorful males put on awesome displays to attract and woo potential mates. But did you know that some of those feisty arachnids choreograph their courtship dances to the disco hit “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People? (Don’t worry, neither did we.)
This unbelievably amazing phenomenon was
created captured by Italian videomaker and sound designer Dario Trovato using peacock spider footage shot by Australian photographer Dr. Jurgen Otto (previously featured here).
[via The Huffington Post]
Every year the beautiful city of Bruges, located in northwestern Belgium, hosts an amazing Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival with a different theme. The Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival Bruges 2013 featured an enchanting exhibition of characters and scenes from Disney’s latest animated film Frozen. 28 skilled artists from around the world used 250 tons of ice to create 55 awesome ice sculptures. The festival opened on November 22, 2013 and concluded on January, 5, 2014.
Photos by Julien Warnand
It’s Fantastically Frozen Day on Geyser of Awesome!
This awesome music video, entitled “Piece of Me, Piece of You“, is perhaps best summed up as a dancing zombie puppet outbreak. Set to the song “Fancy Footwork” by Chromeo, the video was created by Three Legged Legs for Zune, using puppets created by Adam Parker Smith and Caroline Salas.
Click here for a wealth of concept art, production photos, and process descriptions.
[via Super Punch]
Christmas isn’t complete without at least one viewing of the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. The folks at Mashable recently used a flashmob of Peanuts players to treat unsuspecting New Yorkers to a real-life recreation of the theatre dance number, starting with Schroeder and his tiny piano sitting down in the snow to play Vince Guaraldi’s wonderfully familiar tune “Linus and Lucy”.
If you know this scene as well as we do, you’ll delight in identifying characters based on their singular dance moves. Suddenly it feels even more like Christmas around here.
Check out this awesome music video by Japanese performer and former martial artist Genki Sudo along with his pop band World Order. For their single “Welcome to TOKYO.” the group performed their signature slow-motion synchronized robotic dancing in the center of bustling street throughout Tokyo. Their captivating performance is made all the more mesmerizing because of the crowds of people all around them going about their business at normal speed.
[via Laughing Squid]
For an ongoing series entitled Out of the Bowl, Cambria, California-based designer Thad Markham creates awesome sculptures depicting vibrantly-coloured pieces of anthropomorphic fruit that have snuck out of their bowls, bags, and crisper drawers to have a bit of fun. Some of them dance, wrestle or spar with each other, others mediate, and some simply lounge about holding hands.
"It all started with the bananas. One bright sunny morning he was sitting at breakfast and his glance fell on a bunch of bananas on the table. “That’s funny,” he said to himself, “it almost looks like they’re dancing.” Thus began his preoccupation with the secret lives of fruits and vegetables…he began haunting the produce department of the grocery store, his mind captivated with a single burning question… What do the fruits and vegetables do at night when no one is watching?"
[via Sweet Station]
Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin created this awesomely silly stop-motion video staring his very own beard.
The Magic Beard is a very light-hearted reminder to “Never let a good beard go to waste.” Beards are amazing things. You can store things in them and let them entertain yourself and others with their whiskery dance moves. But watch out for the shaving cream. It’s got a mind of its own.
Ben shot this delightful video using an iPhone and then edited it using an app called Stop Motion Studio.
The awesome moment occurred while Michael was performing “Billie Jean” during a television special called Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, which commemorated Motown Records’ twenty-fifth year of existence. This program not only broadcast the debut of the moonwalk, it also reunited Michael with the rest of the The Jackson 5.
[gif via GlobalGrind]