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Hulu isn’t a very subtle streaming service: sharing your password with people inevitably means they know what you were last bingeing on in the privacy of your apartment.
Boyfriend: “Were you watching America’s Got Talent?”
In case you’re not familiar, America’s Got Talent is a reality television series, featuring singers, dancers, and other performers who compete for a $1 million prize and the chance to headline a show in Las Vegas. While I’m not a frequent watcher of the show, I have been known to dabble in its reruns from time to time.
Although, after I tell you about one recent performance, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you converted.
Japanese dance troupe, Elevenplay, recently wowed the crowd with a dance alongside a cluster of 24 color-changing drones. A mechanical pas de deux. The aircraft flew in and out of formations, interacting with the dancers, who leaped and twirled across the darkened stage—creating a striking visual performance that impressed the celebrity judges.
“I think this is really really smart,” said the usual hard-to-please Simon Cowell. You girls are so good, and you guys are so talented. This could be incredible going forward.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen unmanned aerial art (see: Drones Put on Dazzling ‘Magic’ Display at Mount Fiji). Still, it’s always refreshing to hear that people are using drones to awe and entertain—not just to, you know, spy on neighbors and interfere with commercial jetliners.
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