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. You want a high quality version of a particular dance for your television or mobile phone? By purchasing online for less than a euro, you can download the HQ file to your computer. - AND you will be supporting these artists financially.
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!
more info at http://dancersproject.com/Public2/