Centaur, A 360 Experience

An experimental dance film experience, using VR (Virtual Reality) and 360-degree filming.


The VR installation is an extension of the AI dance performance Centaur, adapted for VRheadsets. It is a 360-degree experience that features passages from the first scene of the stage performance, inspired by the practice of centaur chess play. Using VR headsets, the audience is able to get close to both the dancers and the technology as it takes you on a journey with the possibility of choosing your own perspective on the dance.

Centaur is a new, innovative dance performance for Danish Dance Theatre that examines the consequences of using artificial intelligence. The title “Centaur”, inspired by the half-horse half-human creature from Greek mythology, is also the name of a computer-science concept that elevates human qualities by combining artificial and human intelligence.

You can read more about the full Centaur project @ www.artificialmind.ai/projects/centaur

Project:
Centaur VR project

Choreographer: Pontus Lidberg
Sound mix: Anders Bjørn Rørbæk Pedersen
CG Artist: Casper Arp Knudsen
Programming: Andreas Ryge
Project Management: Peter Fisher
Artificial Intelligence Installation: Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm
Audio and Visual Design: Ryoji Ikeda
Computer Programming for Visuals: Tomonaga Tokuyama
Light Design: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
Costume Design: Rachel Quarmby-Spadaccini
Dramaturge: Adrian Guo Silver
Original Music: Ryoji Ikeda
360 filming: KHORA (Steve Harwood & Christopher Schnoor)

AI Programming: Artificial Mind & DTU Compute

Dancers: Bradley Waller, Edward Pearce, Jessica Lyall, Joe George, Julien Guillemard, Kristin Bjerkestrand, Lua Mayenco Cardenal, Lucas Threefoot, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Merete Hersvik, Stefanos Bizas