**Production available to tour from Autumn 2023 A production by AVA DANCE COMPANY in partnership with Rose Bruford College (London) with the support of Arts Council England, with the kind support by MBD Limited, Target3D Angel is inspired by one of the most enigmatic and invisible characters in Luis Buñuel's classic film The Exterminating Angel. The sport of fencing is used to influence the choreographic choices of the work and depicts this unseen energy as a warrior. The solo has previously been performed in a range of settings, from traditional black box theatres, to galleries, museums and outdoor spaces and has now been transformed into a one-one immersive VR experience. The creative work explores the following aspects:
Storytelling: How immersive approaches broaden possibilities of digital storytelling. Enhancing experiences, challenging conventions and giving users a more active role.
Emotional engagement: How can spectators partake in an emotional journey with the character which portrays multiple emotional textures?
Virtual environments: which spaces can be created for the performer and audience members to interact outside the real world?
Angel was originally commissioned by Ignition Dance Festival 2018, produced by DanceWest and supported by Arts Council England and Royal Borough of Kingston.
Director, Choreographer & Dancer: Avatâra Ayuso VR & Motion Capture Artist: Miyu Matsumoto VR Engineer Supervisor: Enrique Muñoz Unreal Developer: Dave Pritchard VR Production Consultant: Paul Long VR Postproduction Consultant: Samuel Lawrence VR Dramaturge: Dr Rosa Cisneros Producer: Anna Quiney Social Media Manager: Laura Busquets Audience Development Consultant: Kirsty Hillyer 3D Sound Designer: Callum Mitchell & Craig Shield Choreographic Dramaturg: Donald Hutera Fencing Coach: Graham Watts Sword Dance Coach: Jialong Ma