Virtual Theatre: Farewell to Dawn


Farewell to Dawn


Farewell to Dawn is a mixed reality dance performance which explores two dancers’ voyage from a physical space to a virtual stage and back, as the day passes before them.

Performance of the piece is achieved using the Mixed Reality Stage, a VR theatre platform that integrates motion capture and augmented reality (AR) with a distributed 3D gaming engine.
Collaborators
  • Felipe Caputo, Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Victoria Mc Gowen, Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Steven Cerqueira, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Quincey Williams, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Marla Schweppe, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Zhongyuan Fa, Department of Theatre and Dance, Nazareth College
  • Anastasia Pembrook, Department of Theatre and Dance, Nazareth College
  • Heather Roffe, Department of Theatre and Dance, Nazareth College
  • Publications
  • Geigel, J. (2017). Creating a theatrical experience on a virtual stage. In: 14th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2017). London, UK.
  • Felipe Caputo, Victoria Mc Gowen, Joe Geigel, Steven Cerqueira, Quincey Williams, Marla Schweppe, Zhongyuan Fa, Anastasia Pembrook, Heather Roffe . 2016. "Farewell to Dawn: A Mixed Reality Dance Performance in a Virtual Space", In ACM SIGGRAPH 2016 Posters (SIGGRAPH '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

  • Presentations

  • J. Geigel, “Audience Perspectives on Viewing Live Performance on a Virtual Stage”, 2017 Frameless Labs VR/AR Symposium (RIT), December 2017.
  • J. Geigel, “A Mixed Reality Framework for Live Performance on a Virtual Stage (talk and live demo)”, Internet 2 Global Summit, Washington D.C., April 2017.
  • Joe Geigel. 2016. "Mixed Reality Experiences: Combining Physical and Virtual Spaces", Idea Lab, NMC 206 Summer Conference, Rochester, NY, June 16, 2016
  • Press

  • “All the world’s a (virtual) stage”, Science Node, May 17, 2017, https://sciencenode.org/feature/all-the-worlds-a-virtual-stage.php
  • Performances

  • May 6, 2017 -- ImagineRIT 2017, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • December 2, 2016 -- 2nd Annual Frameless Symposium, MAGIC, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • September 20, 2016 -- Little Theater, Rochester FRINGE Festival
  • April 20, 2016 --  Nazareth College, Spring Dance Revue,
  • March 18, 2016 -- "Behind the Scenes of a Dance Avatar", Nazareth College, Movement and Dance (MAD) Weekend,
  • Links
  • Video summary of SIGGRAPH poster presentation
  • Video summary of NMC presentation
  • Video of complete performance (Nazareth College, April 2016)
  • Project Web Site