Choreographer Akram Khan and world class dancer Tamara Rojo use virtual reality to inspire an immersive reimagining of a sequence from the much loved ballet
Sky Arts and Sky VR, English National Ballet, Akram Khan Company
Virtual reality, choreography, visual effects
Virtual Reality, photogrammetry, stereo 360 film
Provide a creative platform and artistic support to Akram Khan as he reimagined the classic ballet for virtual reality
Combining bleeding-edge technology, new choreography and the world-class performing talents of ballerina Tamara Rojo, Giselle VR is a ground-breaking Virtual Reality dance experience, inspired by Akram Khan’s Giselle, that allows audiences to engage with one of the most beloved ballets in ways never possible before.
The audience experience:
In this two-minute virtual reality experience, audiences are placed in an industrial space based on the design of Khan’s production Giselle while Rojo performs an extraordinary new choreography. The VR film has been designed to make the most of the 3D space with visual effects trails coming off from Tamara that beautifully accentuates her movement and dance within a 3D environment. By augmenting the live capture of the performance with visual effects in post-production, Giselle VR ensures technology and storytelling are seamlessly fused to push the boundaries of how audiences engage with theatrical performance.