Parallax – A new world of dance and 3D animation

Electrify your senses with this daring dance and digital technology experience by one of Australia's most innovative performance artists.  Gasworks Arts Park opens their 2018 mainstage season with Parallax from 1-3 March. This triple bill of contemporary dance integrates human movement, animation and 3D illusions in an incredible show by Melbourne based choreographer, animator, performer and academic, Megan Beckwith. 

Parallax is a triple bill of contemporary dance that integrates human movement, animation and 3D illusions. The first two works, Torso and Arm, pose the question: If you could buy a body part, what would it be and how would it behave? Then, in the final work Parallax, experience the intersection of 3D imaginary worlds with live performance. The live contemporary dance and animation performances are set within virtual computer generated 3D environments. During Parallax the audience puts on 3D glasses to view the 3D imagery that appears to come out of the wall and dance with the performer. The audience feels like they can reach out and touch the images.

Parallax, Torso and Arm have been created by Melbourne based choreographer and animator Dr. Megan Beckwith. A trained professional dance artist, Beckwith has been developing hybrid works that integrate live performance and projected animation since 2004. Parallax will include 3D
stereoscopic projection, representing the latest development in Beckwith's ongoing exploration of the creative potential of integrating live dance with computer animation. Indeed, Torso won the inaugural Australia Post Art Prize in 2016.

Described by the Melbourne Age as 'a trailblazer', her work has also been featured on the uber-cool UK based blog Prosthetic Knowledge, and picked up by the Tumblr Radar. The computer game culture magazine KILLSCREEN noted that her work 'opens a rabbit hole of accelerating conceptual possibilities'. 

Gasworks Theatre

Thursday 1 March
Friday 2 March
Saturday 3 march

Full $45
Concession $40
Under 30 $40
Group (6+) $30

Buy Tickets for Parallax here

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