Virtual Reality Experience
Immerse yourself in dance as you virtually step inside the frame with this exhibition of 360°/VR films. Review the archives of Paul Taylor, stand onstage with Pacific Northwest Ballet, travel through the history of dance in Cuba, or fall into surreal realms of movement, music, and storytelling with the festival’s first virtual reality program.
Filmmakers will be discussing their films Sunday, October 22 @ 2pm, during our special VR Panel Discussion.
Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22
Thursday, 10/19: 6:30–9 PM
Friday, 10/20: 2–7 PM
Saturday, 10/21: 3–4:30 PM | 5:45–9 PM
Sunday, 10/22: 3:30–8 PM
Silent Cinema: Brava Theater Studio, Mezzanine
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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A History of Cuban Dance(United States, 2016) 8:02
Director: Lucy Walker
Choreographer: Ballet de la Television Cubana, The National Afro Cuban Ballet, The Danza Abierta, Susana Pous
View Trailer Transport yourself to Cuba through the magic of virtual reality and experience the story of the island revealed in the evolution of moves and styles from Afro-Cuban santeria through rumba, cha-cha-cha, modern, salsa, breakdancing and reggaeton.
Lifeboat(United States, 2017) 5:16
Director: Luke Willis
Choreographer: Luke Willis A short dance film in virtual reality. Through dance, a young man chases after a girl and repeatedly fails to win her unyielding support.
Paul Taylor Dance Company Living Brochure(United States, 2017) 1:37
Director: Andrew Asnes
Choreographer: Paul Taylor
Explore The Paul Taylor Dance Company repertoire in 360 degrees as you immerse yourself onstage with the dancers.
Anicca(United States, 2016) 6:07
Director: Cecilia Sweet-Coll
Choreographer: Cecilia Sweet-Coll
View Trailer An award-winning visual music piece in virtual reality using motion capture of dancers.
Silent Resonance(United States, 2017) 4:07
Director: Scott Squires
Choreographer: Price Suddarth
View Trailer A virtual reality dance experience from Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), brings you inside the mind of a dancer.
Through You(United States, 2017) 12:00
Director: Lily Baldwin, Saschka Unseld
Choreographer: Lily Baldwin
Using dance to inhabit a common mortal story of love born, lived, lost, burned, and seemingly gone forever, Through You is a live-action VR richly infused with an atmosphere of passion.