A VR Movie

Superproximity is a virtual reality animation film that offers to immerse oneself in a hand-drawn choreographic work and experience physical proximity in a protected space. Immersion is literal: the virtual reality film is set in an underwater world where two human characters explore this new habitat through movement. The viewer, a small character in the middle of this environment, is invited to look around and discover the giant plunging hands, the distorted reflections on the surface and the sparkling bubbles.

In our stage performances, we are most interested in the game of proximity and perception between the bodies of the artists and the audience. Now, for the first time, we explore these through virtual reality. Superproximity has been inspired by PRIMO, an underwater dance performance for a young audience. The bodies of the artists moving through the underwater world become transformed by the fantastic capabilities of animation, and a new perspective on the forms and dimensions of bodies ensues.

By: Alfredo Zinola, Hannah Stragholz, Simon Steinhorst
Animation: Hannah Stragholz, Simon Steinhorst (Studio Corallo)
Production: Micaela Kühn Jara
Music: Antonio d. Luca
VR: Khora.

A production of Alfredo Zinola Productions with tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Minister of State for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.