Dust is a Virtual Reality piece which invites the audience to experience a dance performance from the perspective of eternal particles travelling in the space, and by doing so attempting to transform the way people see and experience contemporary dance with the use of digital technologies. It immerses the audience in a virtual reality environment which has been created by volumetric capturing. The audience will use virtual reality (VR) headsets to place themselves in the immediate presence of the dancer and within a unique visual and aural scenario. The resulting effect is exhilarating, allowing the audience to experience the work from different perspectives and within the space where the dance is happening. It will be dance as no audience member has ever experienced before.
THU-SUN / 10:00-00:00
Mária Júdová and Andrej Boleslavský are Prague-based independent artists who have been investigating the creative potential of technology for over a decade.
“Our work combines the exploration of technologically informed dance practices with participatory performances, body movement, time and space. We are interested in applying the process of choreographic thinking to digital arts practice and vice versa, as we believe that it leads to the creation of richer and more meaningful experiences. We often find ourselves in close collaboration with performers, dancers and choreographers, trying to better understand the principles behind the creation of movement as well as sharing our own creative practices.”
Andrej Boleslavský ― digital artist
Mária Júdová ― digital artist
Patricia Okenwa ― choreographer
Sona Feriencíková ― dancer
Roman Zotov ― dancer
Demdike Stare ― musician
Carmen Salas ― creative producer
Dust has been produced by Carmen Salas
with the support of the Arts Council of England