TED Talk Thursdays – The LXD: In the Internet age, dance evolves

According to TED.com: For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery of them from www.ted.com:

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

I’ve been an avid fan of the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” since it’s second season (not sure how I missed out on the first). Through this show I have not only expanded my appreciation of traditional dance forms, but I’ve learned about and come to love the many forms of “street dance” that are spreading across the planet. Human creativity seems to have no limit and when I saw this post on TED, I knew I had to share it with you.

According to TED:

The LXD (the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) electrify the TED2010 stage with an emerging global street-dance culture, revved up by the Internet. In a preview of Jon Chu’s upcoming Web series, this astonishing troupe show off their superpowers.

The LXD (the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) are building an interactive web series that represents the next evolution of dance.  Homepage: thelxd.com

Enjoy!

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