The LXD

Dance adventurers
The LXD (the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) are building an interactive web series that represents the next evolution of dance.

Why you should listen

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.

What others say

“No special effects. No wires. Real people. Real powers. ” — John Chu

The LXD’s TED talks

Quotes from The LXD

Being a shy, little, skinny Asian kid growing up in the Silicon Valley with low self-esteem, [dancers like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson] made me believe in something bigger.
The LXD
TED2010 • 2.2M views Mar 2010
Jaw-dropping, Beautiful