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Le bal de Paris de Blanca Li

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Blanca Li
Production:
Film Addict (Etienne Li), Backlight, Fabrique d’Images, Actrio Studio
Running Time:
35’
Language:
French, English, Spanish
Country:
France, Germany, Luxembourg
Main Cast:
Margalida Riera Roig, Moniek Boersma, Lorena Calero, Julia Piera, Gael Rougegrez, Jeremy Petit, Jeff Cohen, Tomy Alvarez, Antonio Carbonero, Julien Minor, Scott Emerson, Gonzalo Alcaín, Rafa Ramos, Sofia Mountassir, Vivian Siles, Gaetan Borg, Dani Reus
Screenplay:
Blanca Li
Costume Designer:
Chanel
Music:
Tao Gutierrez
Sound:
Tape
Visual Effects:
Motion capture MocapLab-Paris, Elamedia studios-Madrid
Platform:
Viveport
Devices:
HTC Vive/Vive Pro/Vive Pro 2 HTC Vive Cosmos Oculus Rift/Rift S/Quest w/Link Valve Index Windows Mixed Reality
Project managers:Kévin Rault, Jeremy Ouvry
Technical director:Frederic Plantard
VR supervisor / Layout artist:Aymeric Favre
Lead programmer:Alexis Feldmar
Lead artist:Flavien Galliot
Lead environment artist:Corentin Baillot
3D supervisor:Florian Lebordais
Animation supervisor:Sebastien Parent
Production designer:Vincent Chazal

Synopsis

Le bal de Paris de Blanca Li is an immersive, participative and interactive project intended to be experienced in full body awareness together with 10 spectators and 2 professional dancers performing the main characters in a physical space. The online version is a standalone approach of the live version which can be experienced during the Festival in Venice, at Conservatorio Statale di Musica Benedetto Marcello. Adèle celebrates her coming home to Paris with a great ball organised by her parents in her honor. Pierre, one of the guests, will change the course of the party. Each spectator will first choose his Chanel costume, and personalised Avatar, and he will then be invited to follow Adèle’s love story unfolding in three acts. Main characters played by the dancers will guide the spectator through a virtual and fantastic universe, with three main locations to party: a monumental ballroom, a magical garden party, and a Parisian club. Breathtaking transitions are staged on a lake and aboard a train. Music and dance merge with virtual reality to offer you an innovative, festive, artistic and spectacular experience.

Director’s Statement

The presence of 2 dancers and 10 spectators interacting and dancing, the festive mood from music and songs, choice of avatars, of language, and a story everybody can follow, make Le bal de Paris an experience suitable for all audiences. One that reveals the potential of VR technology, beyond its present reach. For the subject, I was inspired first by traditional operettas and musicals, then I wrote an original script transposed in an unreal and timeless universe, at the same time retro futuristic, classical, contemporary and above all, hallucinating. The participation of the VR team from BackLight Studio, and the Chanel team, allowed me to create a totally original experience, faithful to my dreams.

Le bal de Paris
Immersive Liveshow

The online version of Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li is a standalone approach of the live version which can be experienced, during the 78th Venice Film Festival, at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello: an immersive, participative and interactive project intended to be experienced in full body awareness together with 10 spectators and 2 professional dancers performing the main characters in a physical space.
Tickets: € 45 (€ 35 with code "AccessMostra" for 78th Venice Film Festival accredited guests)
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Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Etienne Li – Film Addict
128, rue La Boétie
75008 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 680141432
e.li@blancali.com
http://blancali.com

PRODUCTION 2: Jonathan Tamene, Frédéric Lecompte – Backlight
73, boulevard Victor Hugo
93400 – Saint Ouen, France
Tel. +33 1 44 68 09 75
com@backlight.fr
http://www.backlight.fr

PRODUCTION 3: Christine Parisse, Jean-Marie Musique, Mark Mertens – Fabrique d’Images
115c, rue Emile Mark
L-4620 – Differdange, Luxembourg
Tel. +352 26 10 80 35 20
Mob. +352 621 479 712
m.mertens@fabrique-d-images.com
http://www.fabrique-d-images.com

PRODUCTION 4: Michael Geidel – Actrio Studio
Voltastr. 5
14482 – Potsdam, Germany
Tel. +49 179-5054665
mg@actrio-studio.de
http://www.actrio-studio.de

WORLD SALES: Etienne Li – Calentito
128, rue La Boétie
75008 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 680141432
e.li@blancali.com
http://blancali.com

PRESS OFFICE: Sébastien D’Assigny - Agence Sébastien d’Assigny
126, rue du Docteur Bauer,
93400 – Saint Ouen, France
Tel. +33 1 42 88 7979


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