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Dance Related Articles in the MediaLarge insect-like robot to be created as part of innovative digital arts project. A groundbreaking project has just been launched that will bring an exciting new dimension to the performing arts using computer technology. Sci-art: Bio-robotic Choreography is an initiative that brings together artists, roboticists and technicians for an intriguing exploration of human/machine relationships ...More from the University of Suusex
Animating a dance from real life. Creating a dance piece using motion capture software is a painstaking and arduous process. But for the experimental group Capacitor, the results were worth it ...More from Wired News
Billy Elliot inspires more boys than girls to enter ballet school. The 'Billy Elliot effect' is causing a revolution in British ballet. For the first time in its 76-year history, boys will outnumber girls in the next intake at the Royal Ballet School ...More from Ananova
Billy Elliot' access scheme widened. Talented youngsters from poor backgrounds get more chances to study at top private dance schools - and not only ballet ...More from the BBC
Dance: Tap Dancing Gets Its Feet Web. The latest collaboration between new media and dance is "Tap" -- two animated dancers controlled by users who log onto a website or receive beams on their handhelds ...More from Wired News
French school officials bring La Marseillaise into the 21st century. The anthem, which has provoked controversy for political incorrectness, has been given a techno dance remix and distributed to schoolchildren on cd "to promote respect", says The Times ...More from What The Papers Say
Dog dancing classes launched to help pets. A Scotsman is setting up classes to teach dogs how to dance. Eric Ferguson, of Dunblane, believes canine dance classes will improve dogs' learning skills. He says dance classes are a natural extension of agility courses designed to make pets more obedient ...More from Ananova
Disney forces UK school production of Lion King to close. A four-night school production of the hit musical has been cancelled after months of hard work by 50 pupils at the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway reports The Telegraph. The film company is not challenging the school over its use of songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, but rather insists "that the plot must not be re-enacted" ...More from What The Papers Say
Belly dancing goes global. Egyptian belly dancing gains ground internationally but Islamic pressure makes it unpopular at home. Most Egyptians now consider its lewd movements to be 'haraam' - forbidden by Islam ...More from the BBC
Prom Story. The future is scary. Friendships and family are in flux. But to a group of high school seniors, at least one thing is clear: Prom night must be perfect, and it all begins with... hair. ...More from the Washington Post
Northern Ireland churchman and politician, brands line dancing 'sinful'. The DUP leader and moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church, Ian Paisley, condemns line dancing as "sinful" ...More from the BBC
Surfing for the Perfect Cheer. Whether you're watching high school basketball or NFL football, invariably the cheerleaders, dance teams and drill teams are moving to the same techno beat, often with identical routines. The Internet is making this a small, cheery world after all... More from Wired News
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