Jaw-Dropping Dancers Move as If Possessed by Music in 'Happy'

Dancers' movements seem to bend the laws of physics in Wendy Morgan's video for C2C's latest track featuring Derek Martin. 

Dancers' movements seem to bend the laws of physics in Wendy Morgan's latest video, a tour-de-force set in the fantastical world of what appears to be an old timey carnival. The French DJ collective C2C's catchy track, featuring Derek Martin, takes on a mystical dimension when, one by one, a cast of characters become animated by the same frenetically joyful force. Adding to the otherworldly feel, the lush cinematography looks a 19th-century daguerreotype. The dancers are Story Basquiat, Kemo, Worm, Outrage, Cedric Gardner, and King Charles, the choreographer. You might recognize Morgan's playfully surreal style from her other hit videos, like Janelle Monae's Tightrope. Watch full screen (ideally on repeat) and blast the music to ... feel happy. 

For more from C2C, visit http://www.c2cmusic.fr/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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