These Computer Animations of Chinese Opera Dancing Are Bizarrely Mesmerizing

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Hong Kong-based artist and designer Tobias Gremmler turns dance into data using a complex digital scan, and then translates it into these ethereal animated abstractions. This one, which riffs on traditional Chinese opera, is mesmerizing to watch. Even if you knew absolutely nothing about Chinese opera before watching this video, you’ll be oddly entranced by the movement.