This Mashable article on LXD – interspersed with video and quotes and flowing despite its longer-than-usual-Mashable length – combines my loves of online video, social media, networking, unique ideas and most importantly DANCE into one delicious package. I can’t wait to watch LXD on Hulu.

A pertinent quote selected for this particular blog (since I’m reposting everywhere):

Elliot Hoo from LXD

“We’ve never really held an audition,” Shum Jr. said. “What’s great is you know a guy’s name, you hear about him, people talk about him, you go online and then you’re able to see all his stuff… People can put their stuff up and you never know who’s looking at your stuff and that’s how we found a lot of these guys.”

Although my goals are not nearly as lofty as become a member of LXD (well, maybe they are?), I have indeed found that it’s been easier to establish a presence online and then launch into IRL connections.

“This isn’t the first time the arts have been shown online, but The LXD marks a shift in how a series can be conceived for an online space. It also provides a new way of viewing the arts outside of exhibition free-for-alls like America/Britain’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.”

I like that the author, Zachary Sniderman, views LXD as a game-changer, not as another flashy mcflasherson TV series. And, apparently a lot of dancers in the “art” category are against flashy mcflashersons. (As for me, I don’t mind people getting into dance for the flashy or for the fitness part of it, as long as they’re getting into dance at all.)