Open Rehearsal

Ruth Gibson, Bruno Martelli, Alexa Pollmann, Bine Roth

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchPerformance


Ruth Gibson has begun working on a large-scale project, DAZZLE – A Reassembly of Bodies, supported by Creative XR and Innovate UK, with partners Target 3D, designers Peut-Porter and long-term collaborator Bruno Martelli.

On April 14, she invited audiences and guests to explore and experience embodiment in mixed realities at the Virtual Production Test Stage in Guildford. Sixteen dancers in bespoke costumes created a pageant for virtual reality and live motion capture. The international Dazzle Collective of fifteen nationalities designed unique outfits for the public to wear.
From the futurist Thayaht's Tuta suit and interest in dazzle camouflage, the project builds on ideas in her award-winning MAN A project, researching the potential to open new spaces, places and stages for immersive dance performance.

DAZZLE uncovers ways of encountering and perceiving the human body in motion through virtual and physical artefacts and follows a successful 5G demonstrator in December 2021.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2022


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