David Elsewhere

David Elsewhere

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name = David "Elsewhere" Bernal

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caption = Screenshot from the video clip that made David Elsewhere famous
birth_date = birth date and age|1979|8|2
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occupation = Popping / Liquid Dancer
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David "Elsewhere" Bernal (born August 2, 1979) is an illusionary dancer from Santa Ana, California. He became known through a viral video clip (Often titled "Kolla2001") of himself dancing to Kraftwerk's song Expo 2000 [ [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7325141077711090283 Elsewhere's breakthrough video from Kollaboration 2001] (David is the third dancer to appear)] recorded at the Korean-American talent show Kollaboration in 2001.

The clip showcased Bernal's characteristic take on the contemporary dance styles of popping and abstract waving. Performances of these dances were rare at the time, and the clip became very popular when it circulated on the internet — so popular that in November 2006 the viral marketing company, The Viral Factory, collated page-impression figures from websites such as YouTube and Google Videos. They determined that, as of November 2006, this video had been viewed over 200 million times, making it the 8th most viewed video.cite web | last = Famous Pictures Magazine|title = Famous Pictures Magazine - Kolla2001| url=http://www.famouspictures.org/mag/index.php?title=Kolla2001| accessdate = 2007-06-02 ]

Bernal was later hired to participate in advertisements for Heineken (dancing to "Cobrastyle" by the Teddybears), Volkswagen, iPod, 7-Eleven Slurpee, Pepsi and Doritos. He also made a cameo appearance in the movie "You Got Served" and TV performances including "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". [http://www.oyemag.com/elsewhere.html Open Your Eyes mag interview] ]

Computer graphics technology were used in several of the commercials Bernal took part in, superimposing others' faces (old, young, male, female) onto his body so that they appeared to dance like him. In one of the most popular, in Jan 2005 for the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Gene Kelly's head was superimposed onto Bernal's body in a re-enactment of "Singin' in the Rain" remixed by Manchester group Mint Royale.cite web | last = kottke.org|title = Interview at kottke.org| url=http://www.kottke.org/05/02/golf-gti-commercial-and-elsewhere| accessdate = 2007-06-02 ]

Bernal also filmed and edited a large amount of the documentary video titled [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYtGOezc8P0 Detours] . The video featured experimental dance styles focused primarily on four dancers, Midus, Kujo, Rawbzilla, and Elsewhere. While focusing much of the video on the four primary dancers, dozens of others were also featured in the video. The project has since ended and videos can be bought through various websites.

On August 8, 2007, Bernal and his dancing were featured in a segment of the inaugural episode of ABC's new video-clip program, "i-Caught".


External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/davidelsewhere David's MySpace Profile] (w/ commercials, interview, misc. video)
* [http://www.kollaboration.org/gallery/kollaboration2001/dancer5 Picture of David performing at Kollaboration]

Video clips

* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7325141077711090283 David at Kollaboration 2001 (Google Video)] David is the second dancer to appear.
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5075558491735867311 David at Kollaboration 2003 (Google Video)] [http://www.prout-land.com/Video-Sport-56-David-Elsewhere-show-2004-Demonstration-de-Breakdance.html alternate source (Flash Player)]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7831261086410148903&q=sister+twisted David in video "Kinky-Sister twisted"(Google Video)]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wr8WJS4smI David Elsewhere - B-Roll]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRjZz1GS0hI David Elsewhere - Interview]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYtGOezc8P0 Detours Experimental Dance Project Trailer]
* [http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/fancy-dancin./david-elsewhere-behind-the-ipod-dancer-287751.php Another Interview]
* [http://www.mint-royale.com] Mint Royale's website]


* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=306158449436726131 7-Eleven Slurpee] (Google Video)
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8984397485525676636 iPod] (Google Video)
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4722704917043810501 Heineken] (Google Video)
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-177136658401581223 Pepsi Samba] (Google Video)
*Volkswagen Golf GTI ( [http://www.ne-o.co.uk/vw.html production company's site] ), ( [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7653924879522661423 Google video] ) a spoof of 1952 movie "Singin' in the Rain".
* [http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-o-pmPLDsH8w/david_elsewhere_towneplace_suites_by_marriott_dance_video/ TownePlace Suites Dance Video] (MetaCafe)

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