“TINY UPPERCASE. OUR HIDDEN SENSE”
Saturday 21st May 2022, Lavanderia a Vapore, Collegno
Dance, music, research, virtual reality: Balletto Teatro di Torino combines performative languages with research, a network of collaborations, and technology for their comeback in Scene dal Vivo, on Saturday 21st May, with “Tiny Uppercase. Our hidden sense.” This innovative experimentation will, for the first time, allow the audience to live the dance experience in extended reality – XR. From 6 to 10:30 pm, four by four, spectators will have the opportunity to cross virtual and real worlds in a journey that will influence their corporeal self-awareness and will direct them towards a new perceptive perspective.
“Tiny Uppercase” is a two-year project of multidisciplinary contemporary creation involving dance, music, and technology characterized by an intense research activity and cycles of artistic and technical residencies merged in the production process of the performance. The adopted method was one of transdisciplinary work based on the mutual and continuous influence between the various fields of research and on the mechanism of connection and integration between the different disciplines, all in a co-creation process involving artists, professionals of the various fields, professors and students of the ICM College (Cinema and Communication Media Engineering) / Polytechnic of Torino, the StudiumLab laboratory of The University of Turin – experimenting within the Piedmontese platform Officine Sintetiche -, and the European Design Institute of Turin.
The project aims to revisit, by taking full advantage of the strong points, the dynamics and concept of digital technology to visualize our perception of body, space, and time. We are all aware of possessing five senses: taste, smell, sight, hearing, and touch, but very rarely do we mention proprioception – our sixth sense – the ability to perceive and recognize the position and movement of our being in space. In the experience proposed by BTT, the tangible and the virtual merge to feed the living awareness of our presence here and now, going through the short-circuit/continuity between what we see and what we experience – and, therefore, feel – thanks to our body and our senses.
The project “Tiny Uppercase. Our hidden sense” has received a contribution from Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo within the framework of the call “ART~WAVES. For creativity, from the idea to the stage,” which is directed at consolidating the creative identity of territories by supporting the programming in the field of the performing arts and contemporary creative production, combining research, production, offer, and distribution in a logic of ecosystem to strengthen the territory’s artistic vocations.
TINY UPPERCASE. OUR HIDDEN SENSE
Balletto Teatro di Torino
Dancers of Balletto Teatro di Torino:
Lisa Mariani, Nadja Guesewell, Viola Scaglione, Flavio Ferruzzi, Luca Tomasoni
Artistic direction: Viola Scaglione
Cultural project manager: Ewa Gleisner
Multimedia, visual & UX Design: Vanessa Vozzo
Soundscape Design: Max Viale
Choreographic score: Gabriella Maiorino
Technical supervision & VR developement: Francesco Strada
Lighting design: Simona Gallo
360 Cinematography & post-production: Mattia Meloni
3D modeling, technical art, Unity support: Giuseppe Bruno, Giorgia Colombo, Vittorio Elia
Assistant to production and multimedia design: Ana Carniti
Costume design: Fashion Design, course in Fashion Design– European Design Institute, Turin, under the supervision of Ilaria Turchetti
Soundscape Design assistance: Luca Martone
Photography: Federico Masini and Angelo Bellotti
Videomaker: Margherita Dantini, Sara Saccottelli, Giuseppe Saccottelli
In collaboration with: Musical Institute of the City of Rivoli “G. Balmas,” within the season Scene dal Vivo 2021-22
In partnership with: Officine Sintetiche / Interdepartmental Research Center on Multimediality Audiovisual (CIRMA) of the University of Turin / StudiumLab, College ICM (Cinema and communication media engineering/ Polytechnic of Turin and European Design Institute, Turin
With the support of: Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo – leading sponsor
With the contribution of: MiC – Ministry of Culture, Piedmont Region, City of Turin/ TAP, CRT Foundation