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Dynamic LED Lit Dance Costumes

Apply the same serial motion you see in LED pendulum clocks to the dancer's outfits
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This is a variation of various illuminated dance costumes that have been around for a while.

The music the dancers preformed to would be linked to a program that would illuminate a series of LEDs on their black costumes. The stage would be dark so the LEDs could be easily seen when illuminated.

The LEDs would receive their triggering information through radio receivers on the dancer's belts and the sequences would be integrally linked to the dancer's moves. If for instance, at beat 4 at 2:15 in the program the dancer waved their arm over their head, they'd "write" a word or pattern with their arm. It would be the same as those LED pendulum clocks that present an image of the time by lighting up the various LEDs at different positions in the pendulum's arc.

So if the dancer ran across the stage fast enough,they could present a picture of a, I don't know, smily face or something. They could present words, pictures or just abstract patterns that would flash on the stage only just long enough to be perceived.

I should probably come up with a better example. Ok, they all line up and wave their arms in sequence over their heads and the lights form a bird flying across the stage. Hey, I'd be technical consultant, not choreographer.

It would be dancing in 4 dimensions. Depth, width, height and time. If you don't hit your mark, the picture doesn't appear, you're just standing there with a bunch of randomly blinking lights. But if it's done right, you should be able to put on a pretty dramatic display of dance linked with a serial motion light show.

doctorremulac3, Jun 12 2012

http://xylobands.com/ Part of the tech needed. [tatterdemalion, Jun 14 2012]

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       Wasn't this essentially baked in the superbowl halftime show two years ago?
MechE, Jun 14 2012
  

       I don't know, can you post a link? Halftime is where everybody goes outside to drink before coming back inside to continue drinking when the game resumes. At least in my circles.
doctorremulac3, Jun 14 2012
  

       Isn't halftime the time spent on here?
Phrontistery, Jun 14 2012
  

       You make a good point, Phronie.
blissmiss, Jun 14 2012
  
      
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