SPARKED: Cirque du Soleil Presents Dancing With Drones

“SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters”

Cirque du Soleil and its partners definitely used some computers to make this short fun film happen but they didn’t use CGI and, I’m betting though they didn’t say, they didn’t use any wire tricks either.

It’s a short tale of lampshades turned flying contraptions that lure a techie into dancing. At least that’s my interpretation!

This certainly isn’t the first performance experiment with drones or, in this case, quadcopters. Pilobolus and a group at MIT staged a live performance with similar “quad-rotor flying robots.”

If you’re interested in where the idea for the above film came from or some of the technical details and working process, see the video below:

“SPARKED: Behind the Technology”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.