Dancing Audience

Dancing Audience is an interactive and immersive dance performance that effortlessly merges virtual reality (VR) dance films and live dancers within a common space.

The fabien prioville dance company in collaboration with En-Knap Group takes the audience on a captivating experience of VR films while contributing to a simultaneous live performances.As the audeince puts on their VR glasses and explores the virtual realm, live dancers respond and interact with their movements, creating a dynamic and reciprocal dance experience.

Who’s dancing? 
Who’s watching? 
Which watchers are dancing? 
Which dancers are watching?
Who dances and who watches?

Immersion into virtual space with head-mounted displays enables the gaze of the virtual, recorded choreography, but it also disables the gaze of the physical space, while opening up the virtual gaze of the mind and body into spontaneous, physical choreography in the space. The interactivity between virtual dancers and physical watchers with head-mounted displays binds with the interactivity between physical dancers and physical watchers without head-mounted displays. By way of interactivity and immersion, a spontaneous, physical choreography emerges out of the virtual, recorded choreography, in fact, a hybrid or synthesis of both, blurring the line dancer-watcher.

premiere: September 27th 2023 at Španski borci Cultural centre, Ljubljana
further shows: September 28th and November 9th 2023 at Španski borci Cultural centre, Ljubljana

german premiere: January 12th & 13th 2024 at tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf during TEMPS D’IMAGES Festival


Concept and Choreography: Fabien Prioville with original material by
En–Knap Group: Nuria Capella Florensa, Mattia Cason, Tina Habun, Davide Lafabiana, Tamás Tuza, Carolina Alessandra Valentini (performing live).
and fabien prioville dance company: Francesca Ciaffoni, Anna Süheyla Harms, Evan Schwarz, Tijana Prendović (performing in VR)
VR Camera and Editing: Christoph Vogel
VR Editing: Omar Ismail
Dramaturg: Annette von Keudell
Light Design: Špela Škulj
Costume Design: Katarina Markov (Atelje d.o.o.)
Makeup and Hair Design: Empera, Vanja Djuran
Rehearsals Director En–Knap Group: Ana Štefanec Knez
Communication & Creation: Dražen Dragojević, Valerija Intihar, Marko Damiš
Editor: Dražen Dragojević
Photography and Video: Lin Gerkman

Production: fabien prioville dance company & En–Knap Productions

En–Knap Productions:
En–Knap Productions Executive Director / Španski Borci Cultural Centre Artistic Director: Iztok Kovač
En–Knap Productions and Španski Borci Cultural Center Managing Direcotr: Marjeta Lavrič
Technical Coordinator: Jaka Šimenc
Technical Support: Omar Ismail, Leon Curk, Hotimir Knific, Gal Škrjanec Skaberne, Špela Škulj
Executive Producer: Karmen Keržar
Communication and Creation Strategy: Dražen Dragojević
Communication and Creation Execution: Valerija Intihar
Design: Marko Damiš
Head of Finance: Julija Travančić
Programme Organiser and Coordinator: Katja Gabrijelčič

fabien prioville dance company:
Artistic Director: Fabien Prioville
Management: Alexandra Schmidt
Production Management: Hannah Busch
Production Assistant / Social Media: Pascal Jung

En–Knap Productions and Španski Borci Cultural Centre (En–Knap Productions as administrator) are supported by: City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture, and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

fabien prioville dance company is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW, the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf, the Foundation of the Sparkasse Düsseldorf, and the Cultural Office of the City of Wuppertal