VR Ballet “Proximity” is a research in which dance expands its means of expression into virtual reality. The boundary between the viewer and the performer fades.

The viewer, engaged by the music, motion, and virtual surroundings, is carried away from real life to the world of pure pulsating energy where the physical is dematerialized and the soul merges into infinity.

It is a deep narration of the blending of arts, ballet, music, virtual reality, and meditation about a human being in the world of digitization. What is the viewers’ focus: the use of computer technology and aspiration for future immortality or artistic design, the subtlety of a moment that slips away, and human values? What is actually real in the modern world?

Created in collaboration

with the choreographer and ballet dancers

of the world-famous Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater

(St. Petersburg, Russia).

 

Supported by the

Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

 

Director

Oleg Nikolaenko

 

Choreographer

Max Petrov

 

Dancers

Renata Shakirova

Vasilii Tkachenko

 

VR Dev&Design

Daniil Bakalin

 

Original music

Dmitry Selipanov

 

Costume Designer

Frol Burimskiy

 

Producer

Elli Niaria

 

Production

InterLab Ry

AXiiO VR Studio

 

Format – video 3D360

Duration – 11 min 

VR Ballet “Proximity” is a research in which dance expands its means of expression into virtual reality. The boundary between the viewer and the performer fades.

The viewer, engaged by the music, motion, and virtual surroundings, is carried away from real life to the world of pure pulsating energy where the physical is dematerialized and the soul merges into infinity.

It is a deep narration of the blending of arts, ballet, music, virtual reality, and meditation about a human being in the world of digitization. What is the viewers’ focus: the use of computer technology and aspiration for future immortality or artistic design, the subtlety of a moment that slips away, and human values? What is actually real in the modern world?

Created in collaboration with the choreographer and ballet dancers of the world-famous Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater (St. Petersburg, Russia)

supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

 

Director

Oleg Nikolaenko

 

Choreographer

Max Petrov

 

Dancers

Renata Shakirova

Vasilii Tkachenko

 

VR Dev&Design

Daniil Bakalin

 

Original music

Dmitry Selipanov

 

Costume Designer

Frol Burimskiy

 

Producer

Elli Niaria

 

Production

InterLab Ry

AXiiO VR Studio

 

Format – video 3D360

Duration – 11 min