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Virtual Dance for Real People #Ravenna

New paths for a unique theatre event
Immersive and live experience

Never odd or even
concept and choreography Fernando Melo
music Stars of the Lid
performers Philippe Kratze Grace Lyell
costumes Nuvia Valestri
video direction Guido Acampa

technological development and user experience design RE:Lab
video production & editing Riot Studio (Lapej)

a production by Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
within the Virtual Dance for Real People project, promoted and co-produced byFondazione Palazzo Magnani
co-production Ravenna Festival

What happens when dance, technology and an immersive experience in the artistic sites of the Emilia Romagna region get together? Choreographer Ferdinando Melo has no choice but to abandon himself to the dream, and explore it, even if it turns out to be a nightmare where movements are in slow motion, and gravity follows different rules. This is what happens to the two dancers, dreamlike figures that try in vain to reunite while an irresistible force pulls them apart. The audience will do away with the “fourth wall” and the usual conceptions of space and time, and follow the dancers into the Classense Library and Ravenna’s old town. Upon awakening, in the Mosaics Hall, the mind will still be projected into a dimension where the barriers between dance and virtual reality are broken.