Watch These Beautiful Drones Dance With Cirque du Soleil

1 minute read

Forget annihilating terrorists and spying on people surreptitiously—drones can dance. According to this recently released video’s description:

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.

How else might drones change art and culture?

(via IEEE Spectrum)

More Must-Reads from TIME

Contact us at

TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary on events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors.