DANCE CORNER VR
FEBRUARY 25th - 26th - MOLE ANTONELLIANA
FROM 1:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
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The programme of Seeyousound 9 also includes a dimension linked to virtual reality: Dance Corner VR is a selection of 360° VR films curated by Compagnia della Quarta in collaboration with COORPI and presented at ZED Festival Bologna from 2020 to 2022.
The films tell with very different looks, techniques and strategies how dance can be explored through the immersive technology of the VR visor; and for the spectator, a unique opportunity to experience the work of great choreographers such as Philippe Découflé, Sharon Eyal and Fabien Prioville, from unprecedented points of view, where time, space, intimacy and proximity become personal and subjective dimensions.
A pioneering film in combining dance as a narrative language and 360° VR as an experimental media. The VR visor carries us to a vast beach to witness a small love story, told by playing with movement, space and time.
Director: Jessica Kantor Dancers: Amy Rosoff Davis, Vance Vlasek Director of Photography: Kyle Lewis Cameraman: Spencer Burnham Editing: Spencer Burnham & Jessica Kantor Visual Effects: Russell Vargo Motion Graphics: Jacob Hilton Sound: Jan Bezouska Music: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, performed by Justin Kantor Duration: 5′ 49" Year of Production: 2017 Origin: USA
Combining illusion and reality, in this film Bruno Masi revisits the mental landscapes that make up the imagination of the famous choreographer Philippe Decouflé, drawing inspiration from the cinema of the 50s and the magnificent dance routines of Alwin Nikolais.
Direction: Bruno Masi Choreography: Philippe Découflé Co-production: Black Euphoria, France Télévisions, Festival d'Avignon, Festival d'Aix en Provence, Compagnie Oïbo, Atelier Fabienne Verdier Duration: 8′ 34" Year of Production: 2017 Origin: France
Half Life VR
Half Life VR is a virtual reality short film directed by Robert Connor that captures the immersive spirit of choreographer Sharon Eyal's dance opera Half Life performed by the Royal Swedish Ballet. The short film is a co-production between the Royal Swedish Opera and Robert & Robert Studios. The VR production is inspired by 3D dance films such as Pina, with the aim of presenting a unique artistic and immersive experience. It is a legend. A sharp projection of the language, movements and formulas of the soul. It is a marble arrow being shot at a trembling audience from the end of a corridor. This creation is monotonous with an angle. There can be good friends under your feet and bad people in your hands.
Direction: Robert Connor Choreography: Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar Dancers: Sarah-Jane Brodbeck, Joakim Adeberg, Frida Hambraeus, Devon Carbone, Daria Ivanova, Dawid Kupinski, Sarah-Jane Medley, Nacho Lopez, Emily Slawski, Ross Martinson, Lea Ved, Johnny McMillan, Amanda Åkesson, Dragos Mihalcea, Anton Valdbauer Music: Ori Lichtik Director of Photography: Robert Jonsson Producers: Sebastian Lönberg, Robert Connor, Robert Jonsson Executive Producers: Catarina Falkenhav, Peter Yngen VR 360 Editing & Post-production: Robert Jonsson, Robert Connor VR Sound Editing & Mixing: Sebastian Lönberg Duration: 11′ 32" Year of Production: 2018 Origin: Sweden/USA
A 360° VR film adaptation of Everywhen, a multimedia performance that narrates the cyclical and continuous movement of history through movement, 3D graphics and spatialisation of sound. Everywhen orbits around two aspects of life: the personal one and the political one.
Direction, visual, concept: Maria Judova Dance, concept: Sona Feriencikova Sound, concept: Alexandra Timpau VFX for dance: Florian Friedrich Duration: Part I 3′ 29"; Part II 3′ 48"; Part III 4′ 06" Year of Production: 2021 Origin: Slovakia
Now Fiction – Polar Bears
A film from the collection that F. Prioville created for the Pina Bausch Dance Company. Fabien Prioville's work facilitates a new form of encounter, transforming reality into short fictional stories, exploring the reception of contemporary dance on both a physical and a virtual level. The proximity to the dancer's body is made tangible through a new virtual physicality. It takes place at the intersection of theatre, dance, public space, movement and perception, challenging the audience to navigate between two different levels of reality, simultaneously.
Led by FabienPrioville, dancers from the ensemble of the Pina Bausch Dance Company collaborated with members of the Fabienpriovilledance company, embarking on a creative process over two and a half weeks in which they used the Wuppertal Schauspielhaus as a playground and basis for the narrative. Space is at the centre of these fictional short films, stories that also integrate abstract concepts of our society.
Concept/Director: Fabien Prioville VR operator: Christoph Vobe Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch dancers: Daphnis Kokkinos, Reginald Lefebvre, Nicholas Losada, Julie Shanahan, Christopher Tandy, Tsai-Chin Yu Dancers of the fabien prioville dance company: Francesca Ciaffoni, Tijana Prendovic Production: fabien prioville dance company Administration: Alexandra Schmidt Co-production: under construction and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Organisational Direction: Roger Christmann and Stefan Dreher Duration: 7′ 35" Year of Production: 2022 Origin: Germany
COORPI is a non-profit cultural association founded in 2002, which since 2011 has been realising projects with a strong multimedia and interactive component, combining dance, video, social media and developing cross-disciplinary forms of expression, at the service of a creative, physical and corporeal narrative, increasingly oriented towards dance cinema and the new frontiers of technology.