UAVs meet Cirque du Soleil in short film ‘Sparked’

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UAVs meet Cirque du Soleil in a short film called ‘Sparked’

Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios have partnered to develop a short film featuring 10 quadcopters in a flying dance performance. The collaboration resulted in a unique, interactive choreography where humans and drones move in sync. Precise computer control allows for a large performance and movement vocabulary of the quadcopters and opens the door to many more applications in the future.

The video is shot beautifully and shows an electrician tinkering with lamps before blowing the fuse and then proceeding to dance in the dark with a bunch of flying lampshades.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice style video gives a totally different perspective to what drones represent in the commercial and civil space. Non-combat drones are continuing to prove themselves to be good for lots of things like carrying ads, delivering beer and now for making decent dance partners in art projects.

What do you think? Watch behind the scenes here.

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  1. Nick Gregan

    Wow, that was beautiful really inspiring to watch. However it does say no CGI but I didn’t even get a glimpse of a quadcopter. Truely smashing.

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