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

Força Forte

Força Forte

Força Forte

Creation for a duet

Project Info

Principal:
Cie Gilles Jobin

Year:
2015

Summary

Força Forte is a creation for a duet created by Gilles Jobin. Inspired by the concept of strong force of particle physics, this piece is the result of a research about the relation between two people with a play on reality and perception. The complexity of the relationship is enhanced by the use of 3D technology.

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

Swiss tour in 2016, preview in Russia in September 2015. More info here.

Credits

Choreography
Gilles Jobin

Dancers
Susana Panadés Diaz and Gilles Jobin

Motion capture, 3D scanning and animation
Artanim

Costumes
Jean-Paul Lespagnard

Music
Franz Treichler

Star Wars

Star Wars

Star Wars

Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2011

Project Info

Principal:
Fondation pour le Grand Prix d’Horlogerie / MBB Events

Year:
2011

Summary

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève rewards the finest watch creations of the year.

Under the theme “Time in the cinema”, we created a show combining dance and 3D animation, a leap into the future marked by the inevitable epic sci-fi film “Star Wars” created by George Lucas.

Darth Vader, the head of the imperial army, is embodied on stage by a dancer. His 3D clone, as well as the imperial troops are projected on big screens behind him and animated by the rhythm of his motion.

To achieve this animation, we captured the choreography of the dancer and we then animated the 3D characters. The dancer reproduces the same choreography on stage with amazing accuracy.

Credits

Choreography
Guillaume Jauffret – Move for Art

Dancer
Manuel Vignoulle

Motion capture and animation
Artanim

Live production
Point Prod / Actua Films