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19 May 13:00–20:00
20 May 13:00–20:00

A Dance Piece in Virtual Reality
Gilles Jobin

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At the Polytech Festival, the team of the Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin will present a new dance performance called VR_I. For the first time, an immersive virtual environment becomes a stage for modern dance. The audience will be engaged in the performance as its characters. The virtual reality goggles can bring you to an endless desert, an urban landscape or a loft located at the top of a mountain. Everyone here has an avatar that mirrors all his/her movements. The participants of the performance will be able to interact with each other, talk and move around the locations, experiencing totally new sensations.

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Gilles Jobin is an innovator in the field of modern choreography. He directed more than a dozen productions, where the art of dance is intertwined with modern technology. Jobin was the first choreographer in residence at the world’s largest high-energy laboratory CERN in Geneva. The VR_I project was created in partnership with Artanim Foundation.