June 5–15. Swiss program at Platonov and OPEN LOOK Festivals
This year, the Platonov Arts Festival will feature two Swiss projects. On June 5 and 6, viewers will enjoy a play by Daniele Finzi Pasca, a playwright well-known to the Russian public. This time St. Petersburg will host a premiere of his visually flawless and incredibly warm production Per te. This play is a tribute to director’s beloved wife, Julie. Finzi Pasca brings the imaginary world of a brave young woman out on the stage: her friends in armour—actors, acrobats, and musicians—fight a battle that all of us will have to go through, sooner or later.
Yekaterinburg hosts Per Te on June, 13-14.
From June 11 to 15, the festival visitors will immerse themselves in a virtual reality. All thanks to the project VR_I, created by Swiss choreographer and performer Gilles Jobin and developed in association with motion capture technology experts from Artanim. Equipped with virtual reality headsets, every person will be able to navigate a world inhabited by virtual dancers. Gilles Jobin invites the audience for a unique sensory experience and a new way to perceive reality.
St. Petersburg public will also get a chance to try out VR-technologies in a dance. VR_I project will be shown as part of the special program «LOOK@DANCE VR» of the OPEN LOOK St. Petersburg International Dance Festival. Gilles Jobin and his team will be meeting their viewers from June 6 to 8 at the media center of the Aleksandrinsky Theatre New Stage.
Photo (c) finzipasca.com