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Dazzle: a Re-Assembly of Bodies

Venice Immersive

Director:
Ruth Gibson, Bruno Martelli, Alexa Pollmann, Bine Roth
Production:
Gibson/Martelli (Bruno Martelli, Ruth Gibson), Peut-Porter (Alexa Pollmann, Bine Roth), THAYAHT (Bruno Martelli, Alexa Pollmann), Target3D (Allan Rankin, Dan Munslow)
Running Time:
45’
Country:
UK
Costume Designer:
Alexa Pollmann, Bine Roth, Luz Mabel Flores
Music:
Paul Steinmann
Lead developer:Bruno Martelli
Choreography:Ruth Gibson
Project manager:Harry Løvstrøm
Graphic design:Oliver Wrobel, Piero Glina
Dancers / mocap performers:Harry Alexander, Hannah Burfield, Emily Coates, Ruth Gibson, Axelle De Groote, Francesca Orlando, Alice Tatge
Technical support:Allan Rankin, Liam Bergsma

Synopsis

DAZZLE: A Re-Assembly of Bodies is a multi-dimensional choreography and immersive installation combining performance, virtual reality and fashion created by Gibson, Martelli, Pollmann and Roth. A dance for VR with shapeshifting optical forms gives audiences layered viewpoints into virtual and physical space, transforming the venue. Step onto the stage to watch, move, and experience dance in novel ways.
Influenced by the early 20th century Dazzle camouflage and Vorticist artworks, A Re-Assembly of Bodies evokes a visceral response to dazzle. Drawing from the rhythms and colours of naval camouflage, the DAZZLE Collective designed unique, sustainable, non- gendered outfits for visitors.

Directors’ Statement

In DAZZLE, we become art objects shrouded in garments and technologies of vision, breaking the fourth wall, inclusive and collective, a space for commoning, beyond narrative, language, body and gender hierarchies. The audience, physical avatars in the installation space. The original ‘Dazzle Ball’ occurred at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in 1919—creativity emerging from catastrophe has particular resonance today. Staying true to this joyous spirit, we’re developing performances as artists- in-residence at Virtual Production Test Stage to sit alongside the immersive experience. DAZZLE crosses borders and territories. Future live performance enabled by technology—forward-looking with an eye on the past.

PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION

PRODUCTION 1: Bruno Martelli, Ruth Gibson – Gibson/Martelli
unit 301, 449 Bethnal Green Road
E2 9QH – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 07547204463
info@gibsonmartelli.com
http://www.gibsonmartelli.com

PRODUCTION 2: Alexa Pollmann, Bine Roth – Peut-Porter
5 Borthwick Street
SE8 3GH – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 07447534595
alexa@peut-porter.com
http://www.peut-porter.com

PRODUCTION 3: Bruno Martelli, Alexa Pollmann – THAYAHT
71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden
WC2H 9JQ – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 07547204463
info@dazzle1919.com
http://www.dazzle1919.com

PRODUCTION 4: Allan Rankin, Dan Munslow – Target3D
7-91 Hackney Rd, London
E2 8FE – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2034882575
Mob. +44 07947444743
allan.r@target3d.co.uk
http://www.target3d.co.uk

PRESS OFFICE: Harry Løvstrøm – THAYAHT
7 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden
WC2E 8PS – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7854607339
info@dazzle1919.com


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