In March this year the California based company 'Diablo Ballet' will be the first to premiere a new work created entirely on ideas suggested by internet users (Wow!). The work which is being performed in San Fransisco on the 1st and 2nd of March allowed people to submit there choreographic suggestions to the company via their Twitter page @DiabloBallet and recieved responses from all around the world.
Now the company is allowing audiences another chance to get involved in the creative process: through Thursday February 14th, people may use the Twitter hash tag #DiabloWebBallet to suggest:
- Emotion of the dancers (happy, sad, etc) - The mood of the entire work (intense, lighthearted) - Specific dance moves ( turning, jumping, specific steps)
And what's more, web users will also have the chance to select the music of the piece by voting on the three selections found on Diablo Ballet's YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/diabloballet
Choreographer Robert Dekkers (Diablo Ballet dancer, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Post:Ballet, and one of Dance Magazine's 2011 25 to Watch) and Lauren Jonas, Diablo Ballet's Artistic Director, will select the seven choreographic suggestions to be used at the end of the day and Dekkers will then have two weeks to utilize all of the winning ideas and create a new dance work.
Sound like something you'd like to be involved in? Head on over to Diablo Ballet's official page to learn more.