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Video: A lot of questionable sports have become official Olympic events over the years. Golf? Trampoline? That one where people just run in a straight line for 100m? Ridiculous. But synchronised dancing inside one of those indoor skydiving wind tunnels? That should headline the 2020 games in Tokyo, assuming anyone makes it out of Rio alive.
Video: The week is over so it's time to start getting loose for the weekend, and watching this '80s movie mashup of people dancing by Robert Jones is just how you want to do it. If you're old enough to remember watching these movies, awesome, because it will encourage you to bathe in nostalgia and watch them all again (or frustrate you because you can't remember what movie some scenes are from).
In an attempt to design robots that are as simple as possible, David Zarrouk's latest mechanical creation takes its inspiration from a funky '80s dance move known as the worm. Using just a single motor it's able to scoot across the floor by undulating its flexible body up and down, which also allows it to swim, and even climb narrow spaces.
Video: Drones are already a fantastic tool for capturing footage. But when the cameras are turned on the flying drones themselves, they prove to be equally spectacular performers as part of this Japanese multimedia dance troupe called Elevenplay. They also never miss a performance and don't need dressing rooms, so how long before their human co-performers are made completely obsolete?
You might get a seizure if you watch Ian Eastwood dance too much in this video, but it's so damn cool that it might even be worth it. It's neat because he blends the view of him dancing while he's facing us with another view of him dancing with his back turned. The two opposing views are spliced together and he's doing the same impeccable dance in each — which basically makes you feel like you're doing drugs, because you don't know exactly which angle of him you're watching.
Forgive me, but I think it's plausible that these two guys are actually the first mutants in the world, because the way they move so easily around this Chinese pole makes it seem like they have magnetic superpowers or access to an invisible wall. They can flip, slide, stop, walk on nothing, and do things I can't even do on solid ground, all while mid-air on the pole. I can't imagine that they're just human like me and are just simply stronger from lots of practice and hard work. That can't be.
Video: Watch as these diabolos get spun and twirled in the air like they're being controlled by some sort of sorcery and not at the mercy of gravity. That's how good ChihHan Chao, 2015 Red Bull PAO champion, is at using the hand sticks to juggle these wild yo-yos. He's making the discs dance and tossing them back and forth with such flair that it's like they're floating orbs moving around him.
Video: Here is nearly 4-minutes of awesome dance scenes from movies that, just from watching it, will make you have a riotous good time. Dance sequences in movies are sometimes goofy, sometimes winking, sometimes weird but always worth watching. I had a dumb smile on my face throughout this entire video by Robert Jones of beautiful famous people dancing like maniacs.
Video: The ground is flat, the board is moving, and yet she's in complete control the entire time she's dancing on the slithering longboard. It's such a trippy thing to see because the dancer, Hyo Joo Ko, and the board seem to be moving independent of each other, even though they're moving in concert. So your eyes follow two different things at once.
Video: To call these three guys just jugglers doesn't really do them justice. They combine dance moves and slick choreography and really smart coordination to pull off all their stunts that it makes juggling just the backdrop for what they do. There is so much going on and it's all so fun to keep track of that you'll lose yourself as you watch them bounce off each other. It's like a form of hypnosis.
Video: Walking around in San Francisco can get tough because the city is just so damn hilly. Up and down and up and more up and you start to wish you could just flatten the streets. Karen Cheng and Ross Ching tweaked reality a bit by positioning the camera so it looks like those hilly streets became flat and then made this video to mess with your brain as you see the world and the people bend on those flattened streets.
Video: I can barely keep track of what's going on in each scene of this video by AXYZM because everyone is moving in such perfectly orchestrated movements that my eyeballs just start spinning trying to keep track. It's like seeing human kaleidoscopes shift around or mirrored clones mimicking each other.
On Earth Day — which was yesterday, in case you missed it — there's a lot be happy about. Enough to encourage Tim Cook on to the dance floor, in fact. Joined by Eddie Cue and Phil Schiller, the Apple CEO danced to Happy — played live by Pharrell, naturally. This is Apple HQ after all. The result is really quite sweet.
I can just close my eyes and listen to the sounds of this video about Swan Lake and The Royal Danish Ballet. Or I can just mute the audio and watch the visuals of the ballerinas. No matter how I watch this video, I always walk away impressed with the intense dedication and sacrifice. It's so satisfying to see.
Damn. This video of a dancer in a light suit is like staring into a future that us humans chained to the present aren't supposed to see. The dancing is fun to watch, of course, but there's something about that black and white light up suit moving in those ways that is just jarring and completely warps my view of reality.