Cie Gilles Jobin
Winner of the Grand Prix for Innovation and the Audience Award for Best Performance at the 49th Annual Festival of New Cinema in Montreal, «VR_I» is a 100% virtual piece in which the spectators are immersed in a totally virtual space. If the sets, environment and dancers are virtual, the movement itself is quite real, thanks to the technology of motion capture used to reconstitute the dance in all its fluidity. Passing through a larger than life desert the spectator will encounter dancers who at one moment appear 30 metres tall and then minuscule when they reappear later at their feet. Through this unique context the piece questions our perception of reality and our capacity to adapt to the world that surrounds us. How do we react when reality seems to demonstrate elements from a dream? A vertiginous and enthralling experience not to be missed!
Accessible from on age 8
Gilles Jobin is a dancer, choreographer and director. He received the Collide International Art Award from Cern in 2012 and the Swiss Dance Award Grand Prix in 2015. He founded his company in Geneva in 1995 and has since toured around the world. With «WOMB» (3D choreographic film, 2016) and «VR_I» he proposes a reflection upon new modes of articulating contemporary dance.
Founded in 2011, Artanim is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and development of 3D medical imagery and virtual or augmented reality.
Choreography Gilles Jobin
Performance Susana Panadés Díaz, Victoria Chiu, Diya Naidu, Gilles Jobin, Tidiani N’Diaye
Assistant choreographer Susana Panadés Díaz
VR Platform & Immersive Technology Artanim
Costumes & Virtual Set Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Sound Environment Carla Scaletti/Symbolic Sound
Production manager Camilo De Martino
3D scans & Motion capture Artanim
3D artist Tristan Siodlak
3D editor Camilo De Martino
Technical artist Rémy Maetz
Technical manager Hugo Cahn
Technicians on tour Hugo Cahn, Camilo de Martino
Administration Gonzague Bochud
Production Cie Gilles Jobin
Coproduction Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
Support City of Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Loterie Romande, Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino, Fonds mécénat SIG