a video - dance installation in virtual reality

Following “The Smartphone Project”, the fabien prioville dance company looks at an entirely new genre for contemporary dance. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institut FIT St. Augustin, Fabien Prioville challenges the traditional theatre space, perspectives and viewing habits of the audience.

Off the stage and into virtual reality, Fabien Prioville’s choreography is performed and recorded by a 360°-camera in a Café and a park, both public spaces in Düsseldorf, Germany. The recorded videos will be presented to the audience at the locations through VR-glasses. VR-technology offers the audience a unique perspective on contemporary dance, and a new method of perception. It challenges the common experience of a live performance, plays with the senses of the audience and offers unknown potential for the experience of dance for choreographers, dancers and audience.

concept/choreography: Fabien Prioville
dancers: Iker Arrue, Louisa Rachidi, Zuzana Zahradnikova, Fabien Prioville
production assistance: Friederike Hansen
management/PR: Alexandra Schmidt
technical realisation: Dr. Leif Oppermann, Constantin Brosda, Urs Riedlinger, Yücel Uzun (Fraunhofer FIT, St. Augustin)


A production of fabien prioville dance company, in cooperation with tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf. Funded by: Kulturamt der Stadt Düsseldorf, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW and Kulturbüro der Stadt Wuppertal. Supported by Riedel Communication Wuppertal and Café Nooij.