The App That Delivers Messages With a Dancer's Body

By Alexis C. Madrigal

I really wanted to make fun of the Dancewriter App. Actually, I did make fun of the Dancewriter app. I may have said, "Typography and modern dance finally together in a three-dollar app!" But then I tried it out, and I have to say that I love it. Not that I'll use it a lot or even that it's useful, but it's smart and something bordering on art.

You type in a message and a modern dancer named Valentina Scaglia dances it out. Here's a quick video of me playing with it (with apologies for my hair and shoddy camerawork). You can view the message I created here.

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