Amazing Dancers Make Their Shadows Come To Life Like Never Seen Before On ‘America’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]
We’ve seen a lot of dance acts on AGT over the years, but some of them stand out from the crowd. Duo Blue Journey used projections to bring their routine to life in Season 9 of the show.
Blue Journey is just one example of the many amazing multimedia acts we’ve seen on the show in recent years. These acts combine live performance with technology like projections and lights to tell a unique story.
Blue Journey Auditions For ‘AGT’
Before their audition, dancers Nick and Rachel explained that there were a lot of aspects of their AGT performance that they had to keep track of and stay in sync with, “and if one thing goes wrong, it could all go downhill.”
The dancers performed a routine choreographed by David Middendorp. They started by walking in front of a large screen with their shadows behind them. As the performance went on, those shadows came to life, leaping through the air and seemingly turning to liquid. The dancers moved in time with the projections.
Howie Mandel gave the performance a standing ovation. Fellow judge Mel B described it as “dream-like” and “graceful.” Heidi Klum said she liked how they interacted with the projections. “Now I want to see what else you can do,” she told them. All four AGT judges voted “yes” to send them through.
How Far Did Blue Journey Get In The Competition?
Blue Journey made it all the way to the Top 12 on AGT Season 9. Their later performances became more and more complex, as they moved their routine onto the stage floor in addition to dancing in front of a screen.
In 2016, choreographer David Middendorp took another pair of dancers to Britain’s Got Talent, auditioning as Another Kind of Blue. They made it to the semifinals of their season.
More recently, David Middendorp has expanded his dance choreography to include virtual reality. In the show HandsON, the audience watches the performance with VR glasses on.