UAE-based dancers creates World Record on Kinect
Guinness World Record officiates Dance Central 2 attempt.
Xbox 360 today announced that Christopher Lawrence, aka CL, a professional UAE-based dancer and instructor, set the new Guinness World Record for the Longest Videogames Marathon Playing a Motion-Sensing Dance Game by dancing for 16 hours, 21 minutes and 44 seconds on its blockbuster Kinect title, Dance Central 2.
“I am really proud of this achievement, and I hope that it will motivate everyone, and especially my students, to follow their dreams. I would like to thank everyone who supported me throughout the training and preparation, and, of course, Xbox 360 for giving me this fantastic opportunity,” said CL.
Guinness World Records created a new record category for the title as the infinite body movement possibilities offered by Kinect meant that the physical and mental challenge of playing Dance Central 2 set it apart from previous video gaming dancing records, which had used limited feet movement only.
Aman Sangar, Interactive Entertainment Business Category Lead MEA at Microsoft, said: “I would like to congratulate CL on his success in setting a new Guinness World Record – an incredible achievement considering the strenuous preparation and stringent guidelines involved. Set in our home, Dubai, this new record title is yet another testament to the extraordinary controller-free entertainment that Kinect for Xbox 360 provides. It continues to transform social gaming and player interaction as Xbox 360 works closely with leading brands to expand its portfolio and create intuitive and immersive gaming experiences.”
The record-setting attempt took place on December 15, 2011, at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, where dancers CL and Christian Ortega, aka Ian, started their dancing marathon at 6am and continued into the late hours of the evening, beating the previous Guinness World Record that stood at 15 hours, 17 minutes and 44 seconds. CL then continued dancing until 10:30pm, clocking up a total of 16 hours, 21 minutes and 44 seconds.
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