NZDW 2019: VR DANCE / a new way to experience dance - Palmerston North
VR DANCE / a new way to experience dance
We’ve all seen dance films on screens, phones and laptops; attended live shows with others - sat in the audience; in the front row...
VR DANCE takes you a step closer – to get within inches of the dancers, be transported with the dancers in the movement, to faraway locations, to be surrounded and immersed in the movement….
VR DANCE hoodwinks your senses into believing you’re somewhere else - it’s magic! Filmmakers are all scrambling to figure out how to tell stories in it. Created by Ed Davis, DANZ has two opportunities for you to experience VR DANCE and be part of the story!
Saturday 27 April, 11am to 2pm
Te Manawa, Palmerston North
Flying Down Sand Dunes by Well Fare State
Contemporary Dance in New Zealand landscapes are two of my favourite things.The film created for this VR dance experience combines both these things.
I first met these dancers in 2018, when I was making short films with the NZ School of Dance 3rd year Contemporary students. Flying Down Sand Dunes was a show created by some of the graduates from the Class of 2018 which premiered at the NZ Fringe Festival.
Using footage from stages of development for this show; work in progress showing, full dress rehearsal and outdoor footage at a river near Karori, as part of development of movement ideas for the show.
It was a lot of fun working with the dancers during this process. The water fight at the end especially looks amazing in slow motion as you find yourself dodging the droplets of water as they fly all round you in 3D.