VR_I By Cie Gilles Jobin & Artanim (Switzerland) From Fri 1 June to Mon 4 June / Various Times (TBA) Tickets £6 UK PREMIERE A fun, unforgettable, immersive Virtual Reality experience. Ideal to share with friends and family. Tracked by an optical motion capture system, participants become their own avatar, physically moving in a virtual environment, meeting five virtual dancers. Interact with other VR adventurers in a thrilling encounter that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Gilles Jobin addresses the concept of spatiality in a truly original way thanks to the technology developed by Artanim Real Virtuality. NEW FOR 2018 There will now be a "wheelchair avatar," enabling people using wheelchairs to see themselves in a chair in the virtual reality world. Spectators are equipped with a virtual reality system comprising a backpack, an on-board computer and a virtual reality headset. Markers are placed on their hands and feet, enabling them to see their limbs virtually. Behind them, the infrared cameras capture their movements in real time. In the virtual environment, the spectators themselves become virtual and take the form of avatars. Gilles Jobin will present the creative process behind his recent virtual works, the 3D movie WOMB and VR_I in a lecture. Based on his recent experience with immersive volumetric technologies he will share with the participants his vision about the new digital territories for dance. See here for more information and to book. Age Guidance: 8+ Duration: 25 minutes Note: Places are limited - Five viewers in rotation every 25 minutes With the support of City of Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Loterie Romande, Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino, Fonds mécénat SIG Choreography Award Help support our annual Choreography Award, a tailored package of support for talented Midlands-based artists at an early stage in their choreographic careers. Find out more Booking for this event has now closed.