Digital Dance Performance, 2012 – 2016

Photon Rain is a Digital Dance Performance that finds its inspiration in both body painting and action painting. As the dancers evolve on stage, they effectively paint with their entire body non-objective lightscapes. The synergy created by the choreography, visuals and music aims at recreating a virtual mental space of shadows gliding in ephemeral landscapes.

The Challenge

Develop a system that detects the dancer’s movements using a 3D sensor, maps them to a fluid and particle simulation system which is then used to generate the “light paint” projected on stage.

Technologies

Microsoft Kinect v2
Java
C++
OpenGL/GLSL
OpenCV
MIDI
Fluid and Particle Simulation Systems

Festivals

Mutek (ES)
BAM (BE)
Manrusionica (ES)
Visual Brasil (ES)
Festival de la llum (ES)
LPM (IT)
Tangoneta (ES)