Angel VR is a one to one virtual reality inmersive choreography experience between the main character “angel” (a sophisticated warrior in an impossible world) and a single audience member, allowing an intimate and more personalised experience.
Angel VR was creative with three aspects in mind:
How immersive approaches broaden possibilities of digital storytelling. Enhancing experiences, challenging conventions and giving users a more active role.
How can spectators partake in an emotional journey with the character which portrays multiple emotional textures?
Which spaces can be created for the performer and audience members to interact outside the real world?
Angel (the choreography) was originally inspired by one of the most enigmatic and invisible characters in Luis Buñuel’s classic film The Exterminating Angel. In this film the main characters of the Mexican high society get stuck in a mansion, without knowing what stops them from being there, there is an unseen energy that feels threatening, unreal, inexplicable….For the choreographer Avatâra Ayuso this is Angel. The sport of fencing is used to influence the choreographic choices of the work. It has been performed in a range of settings, from traditional black box theatres, to galleries, museums and outdoor spaces and has now been transformed into a one-one immersive VR experience The choregraphy was commissioned in 2018 by Ignition Dance Festival 2018, produced by DanceWest and supported by Arts Council England and Royal Borough of Kingston.
Dr Rosa Cisneros
Enkhar P. Blanco
Callum Mitchell & Craig Shield
Andrew Hurst, Alex Burgoyne, Asma Hussain, Brie, Carmine De Amicis, Estela Merlos, Foteini Christofilopoulou, Hannah Thomas, Karen Stewart, Karen Stewart, Lewis Pycroft, Mara Borsa, Mary Oliver, Matthew Smith, Melanie Whitehead, Michael Otteson, Morgan Szarvas, Nick Hunt, Shannan Uttaro, Sherisse Bisram, Sofia Alexiadou, Wayne Parsons, Yining Chen, Zhibo Zhao
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