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Dance performance in Virtual Reality: Joy Alperto Ritter “BABAE”

Springback Ringside: Babae [Joy Alpuerto Ritter]
dance performance recorded in Virtual Reality

Thursday – 14th April at 6 PM (CET)

Moise Palace/ the City of Cres

On Thursday, 14th of April, at 6 PM (CET), at the Moise Palace, CAS SEE will host the dance performance Babae, by a german choreographer and dancer Joy Alperto Ritter. The specialty of this event lies in the performance recorded in VR technology. Spectators will have the opportunity to experience it all just by wearing VR glasses. 

The performance is organized by the Croatian Cultural Centre from Rijeka, which holds a coordinator role of Springback Ringside Project, as the partner of the European Dance Network Aerowaves. The region tour includes visits to Delnice (CRO), Cres (CRO), Prague (CZ), Sassari (IT), Budampest (HU), Trbovlje (SLO), Ljubljana (SLO), Novi Sad (RS)…

Recording for Ringside simply places the two eyes of its 180º stereoscopic camera in the middle of the front row to film continuously everything in the performance that takes place in front of it. Those who watch the performance subsequently through VR headsets decide where to look – and even to dodge out of the way when things come close. The 3D is so compelling that the viewer can feel kinaesthetic empathy, the fundamental element of communication that defines dance performance (https://aerowaves.org/springbackringside/).

Aerowaves VR initiative has been selected by Perform Europe, an EU-funded project which aims to rethink cross-border performing arts presentations in a more inclusive, sustainable, and balanced way.

The 3D is so compelling that the viewer can feel kinaesthetic empathy, the fundamental element of communication that defines dance performance

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:

Inspired by the “masterpiece of strangeness”, Mary Wigman’s Witch Dance.
Joy Alpuerto Ritter examines inherited vocabularies, reconfiguring what it means to summon the power and mystical practices of a woman as a witch. Combining her roots in Philippine folk dance, classical/ contemporary training and vocabulary of hip hop and voguing, BABAE is a one-woman interplay between the animalistic and sensual qualities of ritual and power.

Ritter has been creating her work and has been collaborating as a (an associate) choreographer with Akram Khan, Chen Shi-Zheng, Riz Ahmed, Viviana Durante, Florence + the Machine, and has been supporting other academic institutions in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Beijing

Photo by: Katja Renner
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