Reason #152: The Robot
When it comes to over-the-top, cheesy dance moves, we’ve all seen The Sprinkler, The Shopping Cart, or The Running Man. All these moves pale in comparison, however, to the most immediately recognizable, oft-used, and sure to amuse Robot.
The Robot fits a cappella well.
Each are forms of entertainment that are superficially nerdy and that folks
might feel a little self-conscious about performing. When performed well, each
are infectiously fun.
More than comic relief, though,
as groups have made advances in aca-choreography, we’ve more often seen the
deathly serious robot—movements woven into otherwise more austere and
complicated motions, or infused into songs to enhance a moment of slowing the
tempo or switching to a more electronic style.
The Robot isn’t for everyone, or
every performance, but when applied adeptly it can offer up one of the most
amusing, impressive, or otherwise entertaining moments in an a cappella
I love it!