We’ve written a lot about the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD). Recently, the LXD performed at TED. The video is now up for this performance. Check out The LXD as they electrify the TED2010 stage with an emerging global street-dance culture, revved up by the Internet. In a preview of Jon M. Chu’s upcoming Web series, this astonishing troupe show off their superpowers. Remember there’s No special effects. No wires. Real people. Real powers. We can’t wait for this web series to come out.
Here’s other LXD sightings:
LXD at TED
More about LXD web series
Imagine two rival factions — one good, one evil — squaring off in an epic battle … an epic dance battle. Welcome to The LXD, a new online adventure in which heroes and villains combat each other with dance superpowers. With stunning choreography, dancers float over the ground like marionettes or crush the laws of physics beneath their feet when they perform breathtaking aerial maneuvers and transcendental step sequences.
The series hopes to do more than follow the dance-battle zeitgeist that rules today’s TV ratings. In addition to live performances, The LXD reveals dance superheroes on both sides of the screen—viewers can learn dance moves from instructional videos, and even become part of the story by participating in the web community. The LXD is written and directed by Jon Chu, a veteran of dance productions, including the box office sensation Step Up 2: The Streets and the Internet phenomenon, The Biggest Online Dance Battle.