Magic Windows

Magic Windows

Magic Windows

AR dance piece

Project Info

Principal:
Cie Gilles Jobin

Year:
2019

Summary

Magic Windows is a choreographic piece in augmented reality (AR), created for the renovation of the Aula des Cèdres in Lausanne, Switzerland. Through screens of mobile phones or tablets, users can see the space of the Aula des Cèdres in direct but also virtual dancers embedded in the image and disseminated on the site.

For this piece, we created the 3D bodies of the dancers using body scanning technology, and we performed the motion capture and animation of the virtual dancers.

Credits

Choreography, AR application
Cie Gilles Jobin
 
Dancers
Susana Panadés Diaz, Diya Naidu, Maelle, Gilles Jobin, Tidiani N’Diaye

Motion capture, 3D scanning and animation
Artanim

The Craving Society

The Craving Society

The Craving Society

Music video

Project Info

Principal:
Arnaud Parel (www.pixilab.ch)

Year:
2018

Summary

For the creation of the music video “The Craving Society” by Cycle Opérant, Artanim did the motion capture of the dancer Pierre-Yves Diacon. For this shooting, we used our Xsens tracking system to allow the dancer to move in a large industrial environment.

Credits

THE CRAVING SOCIETY
CYCLE OPÉRANT

Music
Cycle Opérant (www.cycle-operant.ch)

Mastering
Stéphane Mercier (www.ionison.com)

Video / 3D
Arnaud Parel (www.pixilab.ch)

Dancer
Pierre-Yves Diacon

Assistant
Sylvia Pellegrino

Motion capture
Artanim

© Lexico Records, 2018

VR_I

VR_I

VR_I

Dance piece in immersive VR

Project Info

Principal:
Cie Gilles Jobin

Year:
2017

Summary

Blending art with technology, Gilles Jobin in collaboration with Artanim developed VR_I, a work in which the creator questions our perception of reality and enters new unexplored and unchartered territories for contemporary dance. Thanks to the virtual reality (VR) technology developed by Artanim, VR_I viewers equipped with VR headsets and backpack computers move freely in a total virtual space.

Five viewers at a time may explore this world, moving in turn in an endless desert, an urban landscape or inside a loft at the top of a mountain. Participants each embody an avatar that faithfully replicates their movements, enhancing the feeling of immersion in the virtual world while also enabling them to see their peers. During the experience, participants can thus interact physically and even communicate with the others. Five virtual dancers then come to blur their perception, multiplying, growing to the point of becoming giants or becoming tiny. With these effects of scale, Gilles Jobin addresses the concept of spatiality in a truly original way.

World premiere at Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, October 6-10, 2017.
Swiss premiere at Théâtre Forum Meyrin, October 12-15, 2017.
More dates to be announced here.

More information on the VR technology here.

Credits

A project by Cie Gilles Jobin and Artanim

Production
Cie Gilles Jobin

Choreography
Gilles Jobin

3D scans and motion capture
Artanim

VR platform and immersive technology
Artanim

Manuel’s Dance of Death

Manuel’s Dance of Death

Manuel's Dance of Death

Animated short film

Project Info

Principal:
Simon Tschachtli

Year:
2016

Summary

For the exhibition Niklaus Manuel and the Reformation Period of the Historical Museum of Bern, we participated to the production of an animated short film based on Manuel’s Dance of Death, a mural consisting of 24 scenes depicting death dancing with people as diverse as an emperor, a beggar, a queen, an abbot, a soldier, a cook, a child and its mother. Choreographer Nina Stadler and dancer Fhunyue Gao conceived an expressive dance performance that was motion captured.

Additional information about the exhibition can be found here: www.totentanz.be and www.bhm.ch

Credits

Customer
Bernisches Historisches Museum, Bern

Project
Mercenary, Iconoclast, Dancer of Death – Niklaus Manuel and the Reformation period (13 October 2016 – 17 April 2017)

Concept, 3D modeling and secondary animation
Simon Tschachtli

Choreography
Nina Stadler

Dancer
Fhunyue Gao

Motion capture and animation
Artanim

Music
Salvatore Sciarrino
Annalena Fröhlich

Mauritius Telecom

Mauritius Telecom

Mauritius Telecom

Dance performance

Project Info

Principal:
Move for Art

Year:
2016

Summary

We participated to the creation of a show combining dance and 3D animation where a crowd of virtual characters were embodied on stage by a dancer. His 3D clones were projected on three big screens behind him and animated by a choreography that was motion captured before the show. The dancer had to synchronize on stage with the 3D animation to achieve the illusion.

This show was created for the re-branding of Mauritius Telecom.

Credits

Creation and choreography
Move for Art

Motion capture, 3D modeling and animation
Artanim

Live production
AVS Cinematography