Tagged: Dance

Mince Pony Mince

Silly Stufff

The latest ad for mobile Network Three is a return to the slightly surreal, this time held together with the line ‘Silly stuff. It matters‘.

Apparently 45% of mobile sharing is simply to make people smile. With this in mind the advertising agency, Wieden & Kennedy, have modled Three’s new campaign around celebrating the silliness of the internet. So seen as dancing and animals are always hot to trot (so to speak) why not start with a dancing pony?

However, with horse being hot on the menu, it wasn’t long before someone served up an alternative:

Thank you The Poke for creating this and @OllyBoden for sharing it with me, apologies if this horse is not to your taste.




Happy Monday Proposal

Happy Schmaltzy Monday everyone, I bet the glorious sun and the upcoming jubilee has got you, well… Jubilant. Here to take the positive mantle upon his shoulders is hopeful romantic Isaac. A couple of days ago, Isaac Lamb and his pal McGinerton decided to surprise his fiancee with a song. A lip synced song, a lip synced song with his friends, a lip synced song with his friends in a choreographed dance routine,  a lip synced song with his frien… just watch it.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/42828824]

On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent’s house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He “wanted to play her a song”…

What she got instead was the world’s first Live Lip-Dub Proposal.


Right, That’s enough of that. I’m going to put some Rammstein on and watch a beggar pull his teeth out.

Kinecting Music and Dance

Developer and musician Chris Vik combines his two loves with dancer Paul Walker (not from Fast and Furious fame) to create this beautiful display of flopping about like a fairy to create music.

This is a performance of a dance development @ PACT Theatre, Feb 2012. The music in this dance piece is being created live by the dancer’s movements. It is done using Microsoft’s Kinect motion tracking camera and custom software developed by Chris Vik.

Developer: Chris Vik
Dancer: Paul Walker

100 Years of Awesome

I missed this when it came out, which is a shame because it is just a beautiful piece of video. A practically unbranded ad for the opening of Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford City, playfully documenting the evolution of dance, music and (more importantly) fashion from 13 Sept 1911 to 13 Sept 2011 (the date of opening). Just watch, enjoy and apologies for it being a month late:

Did anyone notice the branding?  …No?

It blatantly starts and ends with the Westfield sign being partially in shot from a reverse angle. Who could miss that?

Shout outs go to The Viral Factory!

Break-tap-dancing by Adidas

Adidas produce an idea worth dancing about.

I’m not going to say much about this as I am still trying to compose a brief about bots, which by the look of things will just end up… “look a robot”, but until then here is some awesome cool shizznit to help you get your groove on.

I’m definitely getting a pair.

Adidas has teamed up with French coder Didier Brun to build sneakers that allow dancers to make music by moving their feet.

Apparently there is an app on the iPad 2 that allows the user to dance directly upon it and similarly, it turns the users steps into sound and the users display into a cracked mess.

Feel good Friday!

There are many aspects to this clip I just don’t understand.  Like, where did the Mexican dancers come from? Who brought the flood light? and why are they in a disabled bay?  Oh no, I see… there’s a zimmer frame on the far left.  Now it all makes perfect sense.

Anyway, happy Friday and enjoy: