Digital art and interactive storytelling applied to a live dance performance using motion capture, mapping and tracking.

Pushing boundaries, Artism offers an exhilarating perspective of performing arts able to move traditional and new audiences. Exzeb , worked with UNIT9  merging pure classical dance techniques and new technologies to extend the stage and elevate the performance to a new dimension. Keeping the dance at heart, we used innovation as an instrument, and as a movement itself.

Artism is a whimsical triptych proposing new approach to dance, exploring the notion from philosophical, sociological or artistic point of view. In 2011, we presented Act I as the “uncompromising documentary” of the dancer. Encompassing text, voiceover and digital projections it gave voice to the one who’s often anonymous.

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Artism Act II is a “study” of movement . Movement seen as concept, theory and perception. Eric Nyira, Exzeb founder and choreographer, wanted to present to the audience with 4 entirely new perspectives, to showcase movement as never-seen before, through digital art and interactive storytelling. This is where UNIT9 stepped in.

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Visual Artist Bruno Imbrizi explains in more detail: “All of the visuals were generated by code, using the movement of the dancers as a source.

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Artism Act II premiered on February 13th as part of the Resolution! 2014 Festival, at The Place, London’s biggest contemporary dance stage.