Following a live performance demonstration of Aether—a live motion capture dance performance designed and choreographed from the ancestral use of sacred geometry and the embodied elements: water, fire, earth, and wind—join us for a panel discussion led by Oscar-winner Ken Perlin, Javier Molina, and Paul Galando. Audience members will get a look into how live performance is being filmed via motion capture and presented in VR: the dancers’ movements are tracked and translated to 3D avatars emitting different particle systems in real time, based on the visual properties and behavior of each element. Exhibition discussion and demonstrations: Paul Galando (Chair, Emerging Movement Council / Founding Director of NYU Tisch Dance & New Media), David Lobser (Artist, Animator, Creative Coder), LaJuné McMillian (New Media Artist / Creative Coder), Javier Molina (Virtual Reality Producer), Ken Perlin (Founding Director of the Media Research Lab at NYU / Director of the Games for Learning Institute), Kat Sullivan (Engineer / Choreographer).

A VR demo of Aether—a world premiere specifically for the Dance on Camera Festival—will be available daily in the Furman Gallery on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aether team—Creative team: LaJuné  McMillian, Sergio Mora-Diaz, Ruudy Liu, and Kat Sullivan; Composer/Musician: Darren Solomon; Dancers: Alison Lehuanani DeFranco, Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone, and Kat Sullivan