What kind of choreography emerges when your dancing partner is digital software? This mind-bending new show from cult Austrian cross-media artist Klaus Obermaier ups the stakes of digital performance and redefines the parameters of dance. Obermaier sets his dancers, Desiree Kongerod and Rob Tannion, in a monochrome universe of shape-shifting digital imagery. As they move, their bodies attract and dissolve the light and their contoured forms confound our vision.
Melding state-of-the-art real-time image generation with the beauty and dynamism of the human body in motion, Apparition is a brilliant and beguiling dance spectacle for the 21st century. Apparition is conceived and directed by Klaus Obermaier in collaboration with the Ars Electronica Futurelab.