CIE GILLES JOBIN I La Comédie Virtuelle

23. April 2021 — 24. April 2021

© Cie Gilles Jobin

Real time performances in a virtual theatre

La Comédie Virtuelle is a virtual theatre, that will open its digital doors for TANZ Karlsruhe. In a time of sanitary crisis, travel restrictions and limited social encounters we imagine La Comédie Virtuelle as an inclusive and welcoming space for digital audience. Just like in a real theatre, they can gather together to visit the building, interact, assist to performances in real time and experience the digital embodiment. La Comédie Virtuelle is the digital model of La Comédie, the main theatre institution, built recently in Geneva. 

The Gilles Jobin Digital Dance Company will perform their live show in real time. Right after, the dancer and choreographer Charlotte Bell from Karlsruhe is invited to participate in the first international Motion Capture Dance Encounter. To improvise together with other dancers (India, Australia, China, Switzerland) in real time, she is going to dance in the Motion Capture Studio of the University of Music Karlsruhe.

After the encounter on Saturday, the 24th, we invite the audience to take part in an online talk at 5:45 pm with Gilles Jobin, his Digital Dance Company, Charlotte Bell and the collaborators.

La Comédie Virtuelle is a multi-user social experience accessible in VR and with desktops computers. The audience is connected from where they are and will be represented as avatars in the virtual theatre. Depending on the development of the pandemic, there will be the option to access the virtual theatre via VR in ZKM.

Tickets available from the 14th of April here.

In cooperation with the University Of Music Karlsruhe and the ZKM.

La Comédie Virtuelle was funded by the support program for media art UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe 2020.