Light mapping and light displays have long been a part of concert performances. With the increasing popularity of electronic dance music and audience goer’s ever insatiable need to be constantly bombarded with visual stimulation, light shows are becoming more and more technically elaborate.

Now the same kind of lighting effects that are deployed during concerts are being used in dance performances. Stripped of the pomp distraction of exploding confetti and throngs of screaming fans, these new performances feature dancers and light moving together, becoming an art-form all their own.

The fusion of dance and lighting effects is not a new practice by any means, and was the subject of a 2012 TED performance by the dance Troop, Quixotic Fusion. However, it seems that the dancer is less of a focus in the video below, and exists only to guide the light around during the dance sequence, supporting it like a true dance partner.

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