Events, especially in the art fields, that cover Second Life and real life are to me always interesting and the only chance to get more attention for and a better reputation of Second Life. Three avatars worked together for a long time to make this project happen. The premiere has been last Wednesday at US time. Today is the only show for Europeans. Since I haven't seen the show yet, I post the press release here:
These will be the only two shows possible since DanCoyote’s stay at LEA SOVA (School of Virtual Art) comes to a close on September 1st. The SkyDance “Avant Garden” is presently looking for another sim and discussions are under way to produce another mixed reality showing in San Francisco in late September or early October. Please IM DanCoyote Antonelli in SL or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list for this one of a kind event in San Francisco.
Avant Garden is a mixed reality theater performance by Artistic Director and Virtual Worlds Producer DC Spensley. Mixed reality in this sense means a combination of live and virtual reality dance performers interacting by means of a rear projection screen. The virtual team is called the ZERO SkyDancers, an ensemble that has been performing professionally since 2006 at art biennials, festivals and commissions, log in from all over North America using their computers to rehearse and perform together in simulated space. Imagine people controlling puppets over the internet all together on a stage similar to a video game environment. The live dancer (physically present) Kathleen Moore (of Dance Generators) performs in front of the screen allowing her to interact with the virtual performers and stage set.
Avant Garden is a combination of avant grade and walled garden and refers to the challenge presented in offering virtual reality theater to a physical audience. Avant Garden is an experiment in doing exactly that: sharing virtual theater with a live audience."
|RL photo from the first event last Wednesday|
Original Musical Score by Junivers Stockholm
Technical Director Sasun Steinbeck
Live dance meets virtual reality spectacle for a unique form of experimental theater
AVANT GARDEN today, Saturday August30th at 12.45 PM SLT