breaking virtual

Virtual encounter with hip hop dance

Virtual Reality Multiplayer Performance

breaking virtual is a virtual experience with hip hop dance and at the same time a tribute to this culture that turned 50 in 2023. The audience – equipped with VR glasses – immerses itself in a virtual world, experiments with dance steps and experiences stories and values of hip-hop through an analogue lecture performance by artist Franklyn „Slunch“ Kakyire.

With breaking virtual, choreographer Regina Rossi and digital artist Gloria Schulz further develop their previous research into virtual spaces as a place for dance. With DANCE MACHINES, they pioneered the field of dance and VR in 2022 when they created a virtual dance class in which different people could meet in an analogue-virtual space. This time, together with „Slunch“, Nadja Häussler, Raphael Moussa Hillebrand and other artists from the hip hop scene, they researched the potential of virtual community building through dance and movement.

Konzept, künstlerische Leitung und Choreografie → Regina Rossi
Künstlerische Leitung, Leitung Programmierung → Gloria Schulz (Studio für unendliche Möglichkeiten)
Programmierung → Jeffrey van der Geest (Studio für unendliche Möglichkeiten)
Programmierung Spray Mechanics → Josie Steuernagel (Studio für unendliche Möglichkeiten)
Co-creation Tanz, Performance Avatare → Nadja Häussler, Franklyn „Slunch“ Kakyire
Konzept & Text Lecture → Franklyn „Slunch“ Kakyire & Regina Rossi
Dramaturgie → Raphael Moussa Hillebrand
Hospitation Dramaturgie → Miriam N. Reinhard
Visuelle Gestaltung Avatare und Kostüme → Andreina Vieira dos Santos
Visuelle Gestaltung virtueller Raum → Ai-Nhu Vo
Sound und Musik → Paul Timmich, Dorian Behner
Künstlerische Assistenz → Marlen Gollubits
Beatboxing → Beatbox MAZN
Graffiti→ Andre „SonnyTee“ Ticolau
Produktionsleitung → Isabelle Rohlfs
Videodokumentation → Inshorefilms
Fotodokumentation → Öncü H. Gültekin