How many dancers do you see?
Dance has always been a fascinating artistic medium thanks to its wide diversity and the sheer physicality of the performers.
While casual dancing today might not resemble the beautiful dances and routines of the past by any means (just picture a 7th grade dance or even your senior prom…), it’s not a lost art when it comes to professionals or average people who rehearse enough. If you’re lucky enough to live in a town or city with an active arts community, or if you know somebody who dances at a studio or with a group, you may get to enjoy seeing performances often. For the rest of us, we’re left to find new and innovative routines online.
One mind-bending dance is going viral again and has us absolutely rubbing our eyes trying to make sense of what we’re seeing! Watch this hilarious mashup to confused your brain!
Dancing Through Life
Dance recitals in general are bound to be a fun time if you have any appreciation for the art form. Between the dancers themselves and the individual personalities they bring to the stage, the costumes, the set (if any), the many forms of dance they may be performing or combining, and the choreography itself, there is a lot to take in.
In this specific case, it was the group costume and clever choreography that really made this performance something to remember.
When Your Eyes Deceive You
Aside from performing a neat dance routine, the young women in this video decided to go all out and have your eyes play tricks on you, only by using the clothes on their back and the choreography itself.
When the dancers walk out, it’s immediately hard to tell just how many of them there are. You could count seven heads—all looking identical with sunglasses and hair pushed back into messy buns—but it only looks like there are three bodies on stage… well, three-and-a-half. Say what?
Upon closer inspection, you’ll see that the ladies are walking arm in arm in specially-tailored suits that are perfectly half black and half white. As the black halves blend in with the stage’s rear drop, only the white halves of the outfits pop out, giving the illusion of being complete bodies.
This memorable performance was from the Silverdale First Ward LDS Talent Show, and it has garnered over five million views since it was first posted. As the video’s description points out, it was an easy and entertaining routine that was great for a group.
After you watch, you can probably see that it was a good routine for dancers of different skill levels… all you have to do is stay coordinated and get the outfits just right!
Watch the video above and let us know your thoughts. The dance really starts the pick up around the 0:38 mark. SHARE this article with a friend you’d want to do this dance with!