PHENOUMENON  

360° IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL-REALITY EXPERIENCE

《现·象 360°虚拟實境》

BY KUIK SWEE BOON IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DANCERS 


5-day Home Rental Experience

Be transported into the theatre at the comforts of your own home as we bring you Singapore’s first full-length 360° virtual reality (VR) contemporary dance experience of PheNoumenon, a 2019 work choreographed by Artistic Director of The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company, Kuik Swee Boon, in collaboration with our exceptional full-time dance artists, lighting designer Adrian Tan, musician Kent Lee, sound systems designer Guo Ningru, and costume designer Loo An Ni.

 

Originally conceived as an immersive encounter, this home rental of PheNoumenon invites you to step into the narrative of the relationship between Man and the natural phenomenon that surrounds him without having to step out of your home. As you put on the VR headset and watch our dance artists up close and personal in this 360° VR sight and sound experience, join us in our reflections on lessons we can learn from the socio-political, technological and climate chaos that threaten to upend our lives. 

 

The home-rental of PheNoumenon: A 360° Immersive Virtual-Reality Experience, created in collaboration with immersive technology partner, Hiverlab, comes with:

 

The rental of

> 1 x Oculus Quest 2 Case

> 1 x Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset

> 1 x Right Remote Controller

> 1 x Creative Technology’s Earphones (Optional)

> 1 x Oculus Quest 2 Charger

> 1 x Universal Plug, to be connected to the charger (Optional)

 

Gifts (please indicate the number of participants you will sharing this experience with) 

> PheNoumenon 360° Programme Booklet(s)

> PheNoumenon Mini Scent Bottle(s)

 

Enjoy the collision of dance and technology with your friends and family through this brand-new way of dance viewing.

 

HOW DOES THE 5-DAY RENTAL WORK? 

Day 1: Bundle will be delivered to your house (delivery option) or picked up from our office (pick-up option)

Day 2-4: Enjoy the PheNoumenon: A 360° Immersive Virtual-Reality Experience for three full days 

Day 5: Bundle will be collected from your house (delivery option) or returned to our office (pick-up option) 

About PheNoumenon

Look out, look carefully; what do you see?

PheNoumenon, which premiered in December 2019, is founding Artistic Director Swee Boon Kuik’s follow-up creation to the well-received da:ns festival 2018 commission Invisible Habitudes, centred upon his explorative research into the twin concepts of positionality and transculturation — this time, examining the relationship between man-made and the natural phenomenon that surrounds him.

The free spirit tears away from hegemonic thinking - habits, cultures and systems which hide under the illusory cover of a prosperous modern society.

Look around, what lessons can be learnt from the socio- political, technological and climate chaos threatening to upend our entire lives?

To create a setting that truly sensitises the watcher to the urgency of his message, Kuik removes the traditional comforts of conventional seating, placing the audience squarely within the dancers’ space, thus, obliterating the safety zones that keep performer and spectator apart.

 

Look in, look closely; what have we become?