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Performance art becomes social experiment

URBANA, Ill. - URBANA -- A weekend performance is taking modern dance to the next level. It encourages the audience to come with an open mind and a fully-charged smartphone.

Critical Mass uses a custom app to help the audience and dancers interact. A performance last year featured a similar concept, but this new show lets the audience send messages and even post selfies to the set.

The director hopes this form will get people to really think about how we communicate on a deeper level and whether or not tech is really bringing us closer together.

The show is part of the dance department's February Dance: Designed Environments.

February Dance: Designed Environments
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Colwell Playhouse
Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Adult: $23

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