Projection-mapped Immersive Theater Shows the Future of Live AR Performances – Road to VR

There was an amazing projection-mapped, immersive theater piece at Sundance this year by Heartcorps called Riders of the Storyboard. Trained street performers interacted with virtual projection-mapped 2D objects, and through the sleight of hand magic broke these flat objects into the third as glowing 3D props. LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST There were […]

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Research Question


How immersive technologies can be used as a narrative tool in Performing Arts to develop a new language of storytelling?


Immersive: providing information or stimulation for a number of senses, not only sight and sound

Technology: refers to methods, systems, and devices which are the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes.

Narrative: a story or an account of a series of events.

Performing Arts: Dance, drama, music, and other forms of entertainment that are usually performed live in front of an audience

Language: various means of communication involving recognizable symbols, non-verbal sounds, or actions.

Storytelling: activity of telling or writing stories.


Research Area

research area:

Performing Arts


Technology as a narrative tool within the Performing Arts


Live performances / Moving Image storytelling.


Use immersive technologies (AR/VR) as a narrative tool,  supporting the storytelling.

key figures in the field:

Practitioners that are exploring the use of technology:

Punchdrunk. Immersive Theatre. Perspective

Blast Theory. Experiment with technology in performing arts

Robert Lepage (Ex Machina). Set evolving and introduced on the narrative.

Adrien M & Claire B. Visuals computer generated, interacting with performers

Royal Shakespeare Company. Tradition, classics revisited in a new way.

Bob Wilson. Atmospheres. Compelling visuals, lights, shadows, colors.