ICH² Intermedia dance performance for planetariums
ICH� � Intermedia dance performance for planetariums
The intermedia dance performance ICH� faces the callange of the
digital theatre and combines dance theatre with immersive and
interactive 360 degree motiondesign.
The Premiere of ICH� will be held on June 08 at 7:30 p.m., Mediadome
in Kiel, Germany.
Further performance dates: June 10, 11, 18 and 24, beginning at
For more information and ticket reservation please call +49 (0)
431-210-1741 (Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.) or visit the
performance-website: www.ich-quadtrat.de (English version soon to come).
ICH� (Me to the power of 2) is a ReACT collaboration of the Muthesius
college of art in Kiel (www.muthesius.de), especially the Digital
Media/Intermedia department of Prof. Tom Duscher, the ballet from the
city of Kiel with the director and head of choreography Mario
Schr�der as well as Eduard Thomas, director of the Mediadome of the
University of Applied Sciences in Kiel (www.mediendom.de).
ICH� is a unique installation for an extra-ordinary space: a
planetarium including a 360 degrees moving image projection. State-of-
the-art projection technology is merging with dance theatre and
interactive media into a fascinating wholesome piece of art, is
modifying it and allowing a completely new kind of production: dancer
and media together create an artistic environment that involves the
audience in a new way.
The impact of the imagery and the intensively short proximity of the
performers, forms a high level of immersion. Hardly has a visitor
been closer to the dancers. This turns standard planetariums into
experimental Digital Theatres, in which man and technology are part
of a unique experience of symbiosis.
The main area of research for project ReACT was the advancement of
real-time tracking-technology in regard of the spacial and technical
characteristics of planetariums. While usually linear image sets were
shown, the use of reactive software allowed interactivity and
manipulation of the projected content.
Concept: With the help of installed cameras and sensors attached to
the performer�s body, movements in the space can be tracked and
transmitted to a computer system based on vvvv, a toolkit for real
time video synthesis.
A specially programmed software interprets the dancer�s movements in
real-time, which in turn is then projected onto the dome as
interactive projection and stage backdrop. This allows to create a
digital double of the dancer: Motion Tracking as duplication process.
This sensory tracking system is used as well for the audio part of
the production. The acoustic input is used as impulse for the digital
image generation so that the visuals are synchronized in real-time.
In this way a reactive visual and audio world is created, that
synergetically re-interprets the image and audio composition.