It happened with news. It happened with financing. Now a ballet company in Walnut Creek is crowdsourcing its choreography.
Participants can cast votes for one of three choices of music and can suggest the mood of the work, the emotions of the dancers, or different dance moves to include.
Here's the video the company created to promote its project:
Dancer and choregrapher Robert Dekkers will turn the best of those ideas into a new production. "So what I'm hoping to do is take limitations if you will, choreographic ideas from a bunch of different people, and use them and then its my responsibility to make it good still," he told KQED's Cy Musiker.
Suggestions should have the hashtag #DiabloWebBallet.
The deadline is Valentine's Day, and the new dance will be performed March 1 and 2 at the Shadelands Arts Center Auditorium in Walnut Creek.
Suggestions so far have varied widely, with one tweet suggesting a Mary Poppins ballet and another calling for something based on Led Zeppelin.
Here's a taste of how the conversation is going:
— Christian (@chrs7186) January 8, 2013
— Geri Jeter (@GeriJeter) January 8, 2013
— Amanda Moonfire Lim (@amalimrock) January 8, 2013
— Haley Gonella (@cometgonegreen) January 8, 2013