Thu, 30 Jun|
A try-out of Virtual Reality opera Eurydice, after which you can give feedback to the makers to make the experience even better!
Time & Location
30 Jun 2022, 00:00
BAU, Amsterdam, Entrepotdok 4, 1018 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the event
For centuries we have mused on the infinity of our souls, which leave our bodies after death as a temporary shell and continue to wander, reincarnate or enjoy eternal life in a heaven. Recently a new belief has been added: through artificial intelligence we could upload our minds, as it were. Beliefs that are often based on the contradiction between the deceptive physical world and a higher eternal reality in which we rest.
Eurydice, a descent into infinity is a Virtual Reality opera in which you, as a spectator, immerse yourself in an immersive experience. A hypnotic and individual journey, inspired by the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. A battle between dust and eternity, in which time fades and the laws of space crumble. 'Where do you belong ? Between wandering, disembodied souls or with your feet in the clay?'
Director and transdisciplinary theater maker Celine Daemen challenges you to put on VR glasses and get lost in a never-ending maze _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d19,-5 corridors_cc-balustrades_of corridors 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_behind which open dizzying depths and vistas. Your curiosity is the best kompas in this fascinating interspace full of VR, poetry, and enchanting music.
This VR opera is being developed within de Nieuwe Makers scheme of the Performing Arts Fund in collaboration with Silbersee and VIA ZUID.
Concept and direction: Celine Daemen // Composition: Kate Moore // Sound design: Wouter Snoei // Virtual Art Direction: Aron Fels // Libretto: Charlotte van den Broeck // Vocals: Sterre Rabbit // Design physical space: Scott Robin Jun // Model construction assets: Yannick Verweij // Assistant VR design: _cc7819wal 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Tommy Jansen // FX: Cyriel Verkuijlen // Technical development: Malou Mcsee_Minkjan // Translation: // / Project management: Jan Van den Bossche // Musical dramaturgy: Romain Bischoff // Business management: Katrien Sitters // Creative, producer and producer manager: Dominique Slegique host: Isha Plug // PR: Imke van Herk // Sales: Jimmy-Pierre de Graaf // Co-production: VIA ZUID _cc781905-5cde-3194-bbcf58d_cc -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_
Thanks to coaches: Romain Bischoff (mentor), Jan Van den Bossche (dramaturgy and communication), Guido Jansen (dramaturgy), Yannis Kyriakides (music), Ravian van den _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Hil (context), Elke Müller (philosophy), Toffey (marketing)
Partly made possible by: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Grensverleggers, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, Janivo Cultuurfonds, _cc781905-136bbdfonds