You know how sometimes in movies, especially animated movies, the characters dance and there are lights and effects swirling all around them? Well it’s pretty easy to do as it involves the use of CGI, but what if this was a live performance by real human actors/dancers? How would one go about adding those effects?

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Well French dance company Adrien M / Claire B have come up with a pretty awesome idea, which is to use light project technology to help create all sorts of amazing shapes, images, and effects that the dancers can interact with during their performance, thus bringing what seemed like an exclusive feature of onscreen movies to real life.

The performance is dubbed Pixel and it is basically a short video in which it shows off the various interactions the dancers have with the light projection technology. Both Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne have been exploring this idea since 2004, but thanks to the advancement of technology and a custom tool called eMotion that they have been able to create more realistic effects.

This isn’t the first time that similar technology has been used in live performances. Back in 2011, Beyonce’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards had something similar too. In any case if you have a few minutes to spare, this is a performance you won’t want to miss out on.

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