If you think hoverboards are strictly the territory of college students, adolescent boys, and science fiction lovers, think again. "HoverGirl" is a hoverboard dance routine that finally gives you something to associate with the technology other than the possibility for head injuries, and the 13-year-olds down the street who insist on playing with their hoverboards in the middle of the road as obnoxiously as possible. (Am I the only one who is terrified of accidentally running them over with my car as I try to flee from their formations?)
Although the average hoverboard video usually falls into the category of "person falls off while everyone else cracks up," "HoverGirl" involves fewer pratfalls and more choreography — well, kind of. The "dance" aspect of the video is questionable, considering the choreography largely consists of a woman gliding in circles, sometimes waving around a strip of fabric as gracefully as she can considering she's standing on a glowy board with a gigantic green helmet strapped to her head. Every once in a while, she goes in (wonder of all wonders) the other direction to switch things up. The effect isn't exactly Mikhail Baryshnikov-like, but it's surprisingly hypnotic. Who knew watching a dancer float around — or dare I say hover around? — to Debussy's "Clair de Lune" could be so mesmerizing?
Is the video serious? Poking fun at modern choreography and our obsession with technology? We may never know. It's a weird world we live in, and I love it. Check out the video below.