Mathematics in Art!

Throughout class, we have examined the comparisons of math and the visual arts, however there are other forms of art that go together with mathematics. Dance, theater, music, etc. all have various forms of dimensions and mathematics, more than you would think! For a specific example, the dance arts. Being a fan of “America’s Got Talent” a group called ‘Freelusion’ was one of my favorites a couple years ago. This was due to their play on illusions while dancing. This was due of course to special effects on the screen accompanying their dance routine.
After looking into it, their play on the dimensions were by of course counting their steps to perfection. (This of course includes math), also by playing around with tricking the mind. In class, we examined reflections with cylinders that can easily trick the mind, how it lines in the reflection look bent instead of straight. With this in mind, dance groups have been doing the same thing using shapes, formed by lights. These shapes are used to fool the audience into thinking the dancers are within the shapes themselves. Thus, also giving us the illusion of a different perspective using math and how these two subjects can make a masterpiece.

Here is the link if you want to watch it, it is pretty cool!

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  1. That was honestly so amazing and I loved that so much. It was so entertaining an honestly that guy should win Americas got Talent because I was so impressed. I am also a huge dance fan along with cheer leading and yoga. I totally agree with you when you say that dance definitely involves math and, based on this absolutely amazing video, illusion!! I find that to be similar with cheer leading as well. Of course there is the traditional counting but when it comes to stuns and throwing people up in the air there is a little bit of an illusion factor. When the flyers a rapidly thrown in the air by their stunt group some of them almost looking like their coming out of nowhere because one stunt group in behind the other, this done with specific placing and timing. This is also seen in jump sequences and dance routines, all having to do with timing and placing to have an entertaining aspect along with a pleasing optical effect.

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