Fwd: See you in Walhalla
Presented in 2006, simultaneously in three European capitals
IME – Athens, GR; De Waag – Amsterdam, NL: and Red House for Culture and Debate – Sofia, BG.
Possible through generous support of EU Culture 2000.
In 2007, Athens Festival commissioned the development of second iteration of the project – Fwd: See You in Walhalla.
Fwd: See You in Walhalla utilizes new technologies to talk about today’s human being living in a highly saturated technological environment. However the use of technology is not in itself the goal but the medium to express Walhalla voyage; A complex web of fantastical events, experienced from pre-recorded film, two interconnected performers, interactively controlled sound and video controlled by movements of the performer on stage, web and surveillance cams capture unpredictable site-specific performance of the performer in the city – all these components form the 3D game environment. A multi-media dance/theatre project that presents an unusual journey of a fictional video game “avatar” through a haunted urban landscape composed of digital fragments from the spectacle of Europe.
Project was initiated by: Ash Bulayev , Ioanna Tsinividi, Tzeni Argyriou
CONCEPT AND DIRECTION: Tzeni Argyriou
DRAMATURGY AND COLLABORATION: Zoe Chatziantoniou
VIDEO ART DIRECTION: Ioanna Tsinividi
CHOREOGRAPHY: Tzeni Argyriou, Zoe Chatziantoniou, Ermira Goro, Ash Bulayev
SOUND DESIGN and ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION: Stavros Gasparatos
3D ANIMATION: Nikos Makris
VIDEO EDITING: Ioanna Tsinividi, Katerina Stasinopoulou
TEXT COMPOSITION: Ash Bulayev, Zoe Chatziantoniou
LIGHTING DESIGN: Sakis Birbilis
STAGE DESIGN: Kostantinos Kipriotakis
COSTUME DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION: Despoina Makarouni
DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Dionisis Petroutsopoulos
STAGE PERFORMER: (Avatar) Ermira Goro
VIDEO PERFORMER: (Player) Lena Kitsopoulou
SYSTEM DESIGN AND SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING: Arjen Keesmat
SENSOR AND INTERACTION DESIGN: Paul Verity Smith
VOICEOVER: Lena Kitsopoulou, Ash Bulayev
PHOTOGRAPHY: Kostis Kallivretakis
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Christophoros Brellis, Nikos Makris
MAKE UP ARTIST: Sisi Petropoulou
ARTISTIC CONSULTANT on Integration of Media and Performance: Johannes Birringer
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Manolis Sardis
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