Mixed Reality Dance Performance


Anna-Carolin Weber / Tobias Kopka
Studio 2
06.01.2023 – 14.01.2023
Zwei Personen stehen hintereinander, die vordere hat eine VR-Brille auf, die hintere hält einen VR-Controller in die Luft.
Das Bild zeigt eine Person, die eine VR-Brille trägt. Ihr gegenüber befinden sich Hände, von denen blaue, wirre Linien ausgehen.
Zwei Personen sitzen in einem bunt ausgeleuchteten Raum auf dem Boden. Eine der Personen trägt eine VR-Brille.

A performer wearing virtual reality goggles moves about, dancing, within designated space. In the vicinity, a person paints something into the air with expansive arm movements. Although those two persons cannot look each other in the eye, they seem to be connected. They move towards each other, away from one another, circling, conducting a ‘moved” dialogue. What constitutes their (in)visible connection?

In the I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE dance performance, visitors engage in a playful encounter with a real dancer through the contact medium of virtual reality technology. The non-verbal dialogue with and in front of the audience yields expansive, virtual movement sculptures by means of drawings, movement, and one’s own imagination – unique traces of a unique choreography of the encounter.

[The visitors become part of the performance as soon as they enter the room. They can wander around the edges of the play area, track the encounters, and imagine the invisible sculptures emerging from them. They may book a slot for the virtual reality experience in the format of continuous 20 minutes lasting one-to-one encounters and thus become part of the performance with the dancer themselves.]

Duration: 18 min., Start for 1 person every 20 minutes.

Reservations for selected slots for the one-to-one encounters are only possible by phone from January 4, 2023 at 0211 17270-78 during the following service hours:

Jan. 4. – 6. from 11am – 2pm
Jan. 11. 
– 13. from 11am – 2pm

You will receive important information about booked slots on the phone or after making a reservation. In addition, as part of the audience, you can watch the one-to-one performance at any time during opening hours, for which no reservation in advance is necessary.

For the following selected one-to-one slots you can book in advance by phone during the service hours indicated above:

Fri 13.01.
18:00 fully booked
18:20 fully booked
18:40 fully booked
The 1:1 slots between 19:00 and 22:00 can be booked on site

Sat 14.01.
16:00 fully booked
16:20 fully booked
16:40 fully booked
The 1:1 slots between 17:00 and 20:00 can be booked on site

Artistic direction: Anna-Carolin Weber in collaboration with Tobias Kopka; dramaturgical accompaniment: René Reith; performance: Helena Miko, René Reith, Anna-Carolin Weber; sound design & live DJing: Philip Kühn; lighting design: Jasper Gather; VR handling: Max Kolb; videography: Alessandro De Matteis.

The production I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE - Duets for One Head and Two Hands (2022) was funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR programme, tanz:digital aid programme of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. With the kind support of the residency programme at Quartier am Hafen, Tanztheater Schlebusch, Curatomic, PATHOS Munich and tanzhaus nrw. I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE - Virtual Reality Tanz Begegnungen (2023) is funded by NEUSTART KULTUR in the programme #TakeHeart I Wiederaufnahmeförderung 2023 of the Fonds Darstellende Künste. 

Ein Performer in schwarzer Kleidung befindet sich auf einer Bühne. Er ist von transparenten Wänden umgeben, auf die wellenartige Linien projiziert sind.
Festival · 06. – 15.01.2023


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