The whole theatre should be a stage ! Bauhaus artists dreamed of a theatre that would liberate its audiences from their passivity and place them at the centre of the action in an imaginary world.
Das Totale Tanz Theater makes the Bauhaus dream of “total theatre” a reality in this anniversary year, lets body and space blend together and brings Walter Gropius’ and Oskar Schlemmer’s stage experiment into the digital age using virtual reality.
An immersive dance video with choreography by Richard Siegal and music by the band “Einstürzende Neubauten”, which is also available in the ARTE 360° app since 17th January.
The 360° video is based on the interactive, three-dimensional, VR dance experience of the same name being staged as part of the opening festival at the Berlin Akademie der Künste from 16th to 24th January 2019.
Das Totale Tanz Theater 360 is an Interactive Media Foundation and Filmtank project, in cooperation with ZDF in collaboration with ARTE, and was created within the scope of the Bauhaus Spirit project.
Das Totale Tanz Theater 360 is based on the three-dimensional VR installation Das Totale Tanz Theater, an Interactive Media Foundation and Filmtank project co-created with Artificial Rome and funded by the Bauhaus heute Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg.
Choreography Richard Siegal
Music “Si Takka Lumi” by Einstürzende Neubauten*
Director : Maya Puig
Executive Producer : Diana Schniedermeier
Artificial Rome VR leads : Patrik de Jong, Dirk Hoffmann, Torsten Sperling, Sebastian Hein, Nico Alexander Taniyama
Editing : INVR.SPACE Philipp Wenning, Jessica Zippel
*Einstürzende Neubauten – Si Takka Lumi
(Bargeld / Bargeld, Chudy, Hacke, Moser, Arbeit), Published by Freibank Musikverlage, Hamburg
Blixa Bargeld: Vocals, piano, hammond organ, rhodes electric piano, electric slide guitar | Andrew Chudy: Slide metal spring, water percussion, bicycle, metal percussion, choir | Alexander Hacke: Electric 6-string bass guitar, electric bass guitar, choir | Rudolph Moser: Plastic Pipes, glass harp, electronic processing, bass drum, metal percussion, water percussion, choir | Jochen Arbeit: Electric guitar, choir | Martina Bertoni: Cello
Recorded and Mixed by Boris Wilsdorf at AndereBaustelle / Berlin.
Produced by Einstürzende Neubauten and Boris Wilsdorf
Description : The benchmark VR format.
Platform compatibilty : Oculus Rift, HTC Vive
Technical Requirements : VR Headset, dedicated space (3m b 3m mini), compatible desktop PC, Power outlet, headphone, Internet connection
Tutorial : Contact production
User Mediation: Contact production
Description : The easiest format to set up and exhibit.
Platform compatibilty : Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, others
Technical Requirements : VR Headset, Swivel stool/chair, Compatible smartphone or desktop PC, Charger, Internet connection
Tutorial : watch here
User Mediation: 1 person for 10 to 20 VR stations