The art of dance has not changed in thousands of years, but three new developments are making big waves in this ancient art form. The first is low or zero-gravity dance, made possible by the new space tourism industry. The second is robotics, which means that expert and tireless partners and teachers are available to anyone—though at a price. The third revolution is exoskeletons (external support devices that are worn on bodies) which were originally devices for the handicapped or elderly, but have now gone mainstream. Exos can add strength, precision and grace to a dancer’s movements, though of course professional dancers wouldn’t be caught dead wearing one on stage! Combined, these revolutions make the art of dancing accessible to more people than ever before, and open up new possibilities for human movement and self-expression.
You can dance on the moon, or in zero-gravity. You have your pick of partners now—human, or robotic. The artificial ones don’t even have to be human-shaped, leading to many new possibilities in expression and fun. You can also do more, with the help of movement assistance technologies such as exoskeletons. There’s truly a revolution happening in dance, and you can be a part of it!
The fundamentals of dance have not changed, but are open to more people than ever before. What is certain is that if you have talent and drive, you can go further than you ever could before—literally.