Being Virtually Present 似乎存在
A MESSAGE FROM OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR,
KUIK SWEE BOON
After several months of experimenting and learning, the Company will be invigorating
#THEGOESONLINE: Being Virtually Present
数码舞人登陆 : 似乎存在.
The dynamic work-in-progress showcases include two international collaborations led by Dimo Kirilov Milev and Jos Baker. Emerging choreographers from T.H.E Second Company, the Company’s youth talent cultivation wing, and up-and-coming choreographers from T.H.E Main Company will also present the first phase of a two-year incubation of liTHE (2020-2021), performed by dancers from T.H.E Second Company this year. Through #THEGOESONLINE, the Company will also be filming its first full-length 360° VR production of PheNoumenon (2019) in October. We are hoping that the electrifying, multi-sensory VR experience will inspire audiences to catch the restaging of PheNoumenon in live theatres in better times.
As a performing arts company, we hope to create and share digital programmes that retain, as much as possible, the irreplaceable characteristics of live performances. We aspire to capture the “live”, “in-the-moment” quality of performances in these programmes and our aim to preserve the integrity of audience participation and the live audience experience further drives us to continue pushing the limitations and boundaries of time, space and media.
Yes, we believe that digitalisation has the potential to reach out to more audiences and bring more audiences back to theatres eventually. This was what led to our inquiry into the use of VR technology to close the distance between a performance and the audience. The intensive and exciting 360° Immersive VR experience is only the beginning.
The connection between humans and real life is more delicate than ever in such a time where digitalisation is accelerated. While art essentially allows us to interpret life in a myriad of different ways, digitalisation has transformed our interactions with reality and it can be a double-edged sword. We are normalising a different way of socialising, and how we consume and view images and sounds. We still do not know how people will interpret and react to this ‘new normal’. Nevertheless, we will work very hard and do our best to turn this crisis into an opportunity.
这其中包括了主团的两个国际合作 Dimo Kirilov Milev 和 Jos Baker 的創作中发表，二团的年轻编导与舞者重点栽培-两年創作计划liTHE(2020-2021)的第一階段发表，以及如何通过虚拟现实把观众带回剧场，观赏他们希望重演的《现•象》。
(SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2020)
NEW CREATIONS BY JOS BAKER & DIMO KIRILOV MILEV
Post-show Q&A (Zoom)
Contactless by Jos Baker (UK/Belgium)
23 & 24 Oct, 8pm
Desidium by Dimo Kirilov Milev (Bulgaria/Netherlands)
21 Nov, 8pm
22 Nov, 7pm
CONTACT T.H.E DANCE COMPANY
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