Dance Experiment – Video #6

All good things must come to an end, they say.

And sadly, this video is the last of the submissions for the dance experiment.  Siren (kiushu rau) gives us her interpretation of Broken Ones.  As always, any faults in the video lie with me, not the dancer.

Broken Ones – Siren

Now that all the videos are done, I will be putting them on one page on the blog so you can find them all together.  Many (most) of the dancers chose not to watch the other videos until they were done filming their own.  I am blown away by the generosity and creativity of these dancers.

On a scientific note (because this was an experiment, after all!), I think it proves my point that dance in SL is art.  Although they each used the same music, there were varied interpretations from the dancers.  From Siren’s ‘alone in a crowd’ performance to Baby’s abandoned toys to Winnie’s human trash, each performance was unique.

I again want to give these dancers a big hug and a giant Thank You! for volunteering for this little experiment of mine.

Dance Experiment – Video #3

Whew!  It’s been a busy week – scheduling shoots, filming videos, and then getting them all ready for you.  The dancers are busily working away, and I should have two more videos for you shortly.  We’re down to the last 3 or 4 videos, and then the dance experiment will be finished. 😦

In the meantime, here is the latest video from the experiment, from the incomparable Babypea and her ensemble cast.

As always, any flaws in the video are my fault (or my computer’s or my ISP’s), not those of the dancers.

Broken Ones – Babypea Von Phoenix and cast

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You thought I forgot, didn’t you?

In some previous post threads, I asked the question whether dance in SL is a form of art.  Out of those conversations, an idea for a dance experiment was born.

Give dancers the opportunity to create a routine, but require that each dancer use the same song.  A number of dancers volunteered for the experiment.  They were/are free to create anything they wanted, as long as they used the song I chose.

They could build a set (or not), they could emote (or not), they could use effects (or not) – all creative choices left up to them, except for the music.  I think it will be very interesting to see what happens.  🙂

To the dancers who volunteered, thank you!

The first video is from Sarah Elisabeth Brenham, who has been interviewed on the blog.  The video is embedded, but if it doesn’t show for you, simply click on the link below.

Sarah Elisabeth Brenham – Dance Experiment

Keep watching for more videos from this experiment.  🙂