Virtual Unreality: Adding 3D to the Live Stage
Immersive experiences were invented in the theater where performers and set designers transport audiences to different times and places. Merging theater with 3D technology extends the experience by removing constraints of physical staging and eliminating the boundaries between real and virtual.
“Mr. & Mrs. Dream,” which premiered recently in Paris, is the first to blend these disciplines on stage, creating a set that becomes a character in symbiosis with performers. During the show walls disappear, furniture evaporates, time moves faster, and dancers leap from asteroid to asteroid, thanks to a 3D world that’s projected on four surfaces (three walls and the ground) to immerse performers. Sensors track their movements so when they jump, meteorites bounce; when they kick, leaves flutter.
Hear how this technology will change the stage, similar to how “green screen” revolutionized film and learn how non-traditional applications of 3D uncover new uses for industrial applications.
Additional Supporting Materials
- What do you get when you cross ballet and 3D technology?
- What challenges do you face when artists and technologists collaborate, and how do you overcome them?
- What is virtual unreality?
- What practical applications does this technology have for industry, research or education, now and in the future?
- Why is it important to apply industrial 3D technology to non-traditional projects like “Mr. & Mrs. Dream” and what can be learned by doing so?
- Mehdi Tayoubi Dassault Systèmes
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