DUST – VR as a medium for contemporary dance

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Publ. 06.16.2017

I just found a new vvvv made artwork, a virtual reality experience in the sense of contemporary dance, called DUST. It is working on a construction of movable 3D recordings reflecting dance moves or ballet performances.

Through the VR headset the poeple can place themselves into the motion environment of the dancer. DUST-visitors have the possibility to stand next to the performer or they can even step inside them, DUST allows them to explore their flow and their dance moves from any perspective. An unique aspect of the DUST project is the visual transfer of dimensions: the dancer’s body and body movements, as well as thier environment, are reflected as particular particles. By this special visualisation the experience is getting more and more organic and conveys a very natural and human, nearly biological or physical impression and understanding to the audience.

In addition, this unique visual scenario gets complete and perfect by dint of audio effects, sound support and background music, that esecially was created for this presentation.
The inspiration and influence of earth’s consistence and physical structure are also reasons for the naming of this project: DUST.
They say this special experience of contemporary dance is not only building a deep emotional connection to humans’ origin, it sways the sense of time, space and movement, too. I think the following words of the two DUST-creators Mária Júdova and Andrej Boleslavsky express the potential and enrichment of this new „medium for contemporary dance“:

„As an improvisational tool, VR can inspire creative movements; as an educational tool, it can record choreography and encourage public engagement, and, for us, it is a tool for endless artistic expression.“