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Angel VR

Angel VR is a multi award winning virtual reality immersive experience between the main character “angel” (a sophisticated warrior in an impossible world) and a single audience member. This work is designed to be experienced for the Meta Quest 2/3 headset. Suitable for audiences 12 +

This is a production by AVA DANCE COMPANY  in partnership with Rose Bruford College (London) with the support of Arts Council England, with the kind support by MBD Limited and Target3D. ANGEL VR is available to tour from January 2024.

Our first sharing 2024 at King’s College London on 1oth April. Book here or contact us to have a private viewing

       

      

                    

Angel VR has been developed using motion capture optitrack technology, Unreal and Maya software, Motion Builder and Marvelous Designer, using 3D sound to enhance the experience. The angel avatar is based on the real dancer and choreographer Avatâra Ayuso. This work was audience centric, where every development stage was tested with audiences

Based on the original solo ANGEL  choreographed by Avatâra in 2018 for a traditional black box theather, Angel VR was created with three aimes: to increase the emotional engagement of audiences, to give their agency avoiding being a passive viewer and to explore its storytelling tools in virtual environments that could enhance the live performance experience.

Director, Choreographer & Dancer

Avatâra Ayuso

VR & Motion Capture Artist

Miyu Matsumoto

Technical Manager & VR Developer

Enrique Muñoz

VR Developer and advisor

Dave Pritchard

VR Dramaturge

Dr Rosa Cisneros

3D Artist

Enkhar P. Blanco

VR Production Consultant

Paul Long

VR Postproduction Consultant

Samuel Lawrence

VR Developer (student)

Kyle Ruta

Sound Support (students)

Callum Mitchell & Craig Shield

Audience Development Consultant

Kirsty Hillyer

Choreographic Dramaturg

Donald Hutera

Fencing Coach

Graham Watts

Sword Dance Coach

Jialong Ma

Accessibility consultant

Dan Edge

Production Assistant

Sukan Passos

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR TESTING AUDIENCES

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

I was visually mesmeraised by the performance

It was beguiling. Very memorable

A thought provoking, 100% immersive dance VR experience

I felt very intrigued about where Angel would take me next. This made me more an active in my body, it felt great!

I was completely immersed in her emotion

Absolutely beautiful and unexpected

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