Farewell to Dawn / Mixed Reality Stage


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
  •  Joe Geigel. 2017. "Creating a Theatrical Experience on a Virtual Stage", In Proceedings Advances in Computing Entertainment Technology (ACE 2017), London, UK, Dec 2017 (to appear)

  • 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

  • Joe Geigel. 2016. "Mixed Reality Experiences: Combining Physical and Virtual Spaces", Idea Lab, NMC 206 Summer Conference, Rochester, NY, June 16, 2016
  • Performances

  • Farewell to Dawn, Nazareth College, Spring Dance Revue, April 20, 2016
  • "Behind the Scenes of a Dance Avatar", Nazareth College, Movement and Dance (MAD) Weekend, March 18, 2016
  • Links

  • Farewell to Dawn Web Page

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  • Video summary of SIGGRAPH poster presentation
  • Video summary of NMC presentation
  • Video of complete performance (Nazareth College, April 2016)