Drones put on a ballet show at Mount Fuji (video).

Watch Colorful Drones Put on a Breathtaking Ballet at Mount Fuji

Watch Colorful Drones Put on a Breathtaking Ballet at Mount Fuji

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June 6 2016 10:05 AM

Drone Ballet

Watch a high-tech dance at Mount Fuji.

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    In “Sky Magic,” from Japanese advertising company MicroAd, 20 drones with LED lights attached to them dance in a choreographed light show against the backdrop of Mount Fuji. Shamisen players serve as their orchestra.

    The first note of the performance comes as a surprise. In their places in the night sky, lights off, the drones are practically invisible—until they light up and begin their dance. There’s a lot going on here. While each drone does its own little performance, changing color and turning on its many lights in different patterns, it’s also moving with the ensemble. As the drones blink and soar in time to the music, the result resembles some very elegant fireworks.

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    Video copyright: Sky Magic by MicroAd.  

    Madeline Raynor is a Slate freelance video blogger.