DANCERS! is an interactive video data base of professional dancers of any style or technique improvising within a precise context : 2 minutes, defined space, exact lighting, chosen music.
Designed by Bud Blumenthal, the DANCERS! project aims to put the dancer in the center to demonstrate his/her art without having to adapt to the vision of a choreographer.
DANCERS! can be viewed online for free at www.dancersproject.com. where one can navigate through the dances in an easy and entertaining way that also provides links to the artists and commentaries.
The DANCERS! installation will be presented for the first time in the Biennale of Charleroi/Danses in November 2009. In a public place in the city of Charleroi, Belgium, spectators can interact with the database via a control panel in front of a giant screen where the dances are life size!
DANCERS! is meant to be at least a 5 year project that hopes to evolve within its life span. Its goal is to travel to cities throughout the world and welcome dancers of all cultures into its database to join the collective project and form a vast community of artists expressing through their movement and gestures, their own artistic concerns. A great grouping of individual spontaneous demonstrations of beauty, intelligence, energy, mastery and wit will be a testimony to the importance of dance to the human experience. And a celebration!
You want to participate in DANCERS! ? Shooting is organized in several places in Belgium and and in other countries. Register now for the shoot in Brussels or for when DANCERS! will be in a city near you.