The collaboration across choreography, spatial design, and dynamically-generated graphics explores a dialogue between dance and its projected image, registered by a camera from a bird’s-eye perspective, revealing the patterns underlying the choreography of Juanjo Arques.
In creating new modes of performance and representation for the global century, Arques, Marc Koehler Architects and Sticky underscore the role ballet plays as a model and metaphor for social behaviour. Both the choreography and the specially designed motion-tracking effects were inspired by complex networks of movement and interaction related to the contemporary city.
Location: Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway
Client: Ministry of Church an Cultural Affairs
Construction start: 2004
Contractors: 55 contracts
Geological Engineer: NGI
Structural Engineer: Reinertsen Engineering ANS
Electrical Engineer: Ingeniør Per Rasmussen AS
Theatre Planning: Theatre Project Consultants
Acoustics: Brekke Strand Akustikk, Arup Acoustic
Artists, integrated artwork: Kristian Blystad, Kalle Grude, Jorunn Sannes, Astrid Løvaas og Kirsten Wagle
Photos: Snohetta, Nina Reistad, Statsbygg, Erik Berg & Nicolas Buisson