Royal Swedish Opera, Robert & Robert Studios
Amanda Åkesson, Sarah-Jane Brodbeck, Frida Hambreus
Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar
Half Life VR – Short Version
Half Life VR is a Virtual Reality short film capturing the immersive spirit of choreographer Sharon Eyal’s dance work Half Life performed by the Royal Swedish Ballet. The short is a coproduction between the Royal Swedish Opera and Robert & Robert Studios. The VR production is inspired by 3D dance films such as Pina, aiming to present a uniquely immersive and artistic experience. It’s a legend. A sharp projection of language, movements and formulas of the soul. It’s a marble arrow being fired at a shivering audience from the end of a corridor. This creation is monotonous with an angle. “It can be good friends under your feet and bad people in your hands”.
For a long time everyone wanted VR, but weren’t prepared to dive into a VR project. The Royal Swedish Opera proved that they are cutting edge. Together, we transformed an ancient art form into a VR piece unlike anything ever made. Traditional rules of filming don’t apply anymore. You’ll feel the characters in a way not possible in a theatre or on TV.
PRODUCTION 1: Royal Swedish Opera
Jacobs torg 4
111 52 – Stockholm, Sweden
PRODUCTION 2: Robert&Robert Studios
Linbanegatan 2 A
641 34 – Katrineholm, Sweden
PRESS OFFICE: Torbjörn Eriksson - Royal Swedish Opera
Box 160 94
103 22 –Stockholm, Sweden