Cirque du Soleil’s latest performance features dancing drones in a short film

They say, once you’ve witnessed a Cirque du Soleil performance, everything else will pale in comparison. In fact, so good are these guys, now they’re even making machines dance. That’s right, the entertainment company’s latest outing involves dynamics between man and drone. Don’t believe us? Take a look.

Tying up with Verity Studios and ETH Zurich, Cirque du Soleil choreographed a performance wherein humans and drones move in sync. Result? ‘Sparked’, an over five minutes long short film. And according to reports, the visuals are real, meaning no CGI, wires or slow-moment have been used to enhance the clip.

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Shot in the Flying Machine Arena at ETH Zurich, the film is a charming depiction of the relationship between a repairman and his flying lampshades. But even as it captivates the viewers, it elevates Cirque du Soleil to a new level of accomplishment. And their successful demonstration of floating drones paves the way for numerous possibilities between man-machine collaborations.

[Via – Designboom]

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