Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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Half Life VR

This immersive VR recording plunges us into a rhythmic “cyborg choreography” shown from 60 different angles.

Choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar are known as pioneers of contemporary dance. With Half Life, they present their most futuristic work yet. The piece begins with two soloists making small, repetitive movements. Eleven other dancers then join them to form a cyborg-like ensemble, progressing as a unit through a series of angular movements and poses. They are like a swarm of bees working in unison, grouping and regrouping to the beat of minimal techno. But there’s one dancer who stands out from the rest. Could it be the queen?

The performance by the Royal Swedish Ballet was captured using VR cameras in the summer of 2017. The dancers are filmed from 60 different angles. At one moment you’re looking at the ensemble from above, and the next you’re standing among them. You see details of the costumes, expressions and movements in a way that would be impossible from a theater seat.

Project details

Year of development :2018
Created by:Robert Connor
With:Royal Swedish Opera

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