>>>SummerWorks review: Hyper_

HYPER_ Theatre Centre Mainspace (1115 Queen West) Rating: NNNN Aug 12.


HYPER_

Theatre Centre Mainspace (1115 Queen West)

Rating: NNNN

Aug 12 at 4:45 pm, Aug 13 at 7:15 pm, Aug 14 at 9:30 pm, Aug 15 at 6:30 pm, Aug 16 at 5:45 pm. 1-888-328-8384, summerworks.ca.


One of the most high-tech and visually stunning shows at the fest, this solo multimedia dance piece from Freya Björg Olafson explores how new biomedical visualization techniques affect our understanding of human bodies.

Beginning by alternating between slow, deliberate movement pieces, and funny CGI projections, the show transforms about halfway through when the audience is prompted to don special 3D chromadepth glasses that, along with a live video loop and projection system, create the effect of Olafson dancing with giant holographic duplicates of herself.

The breathtaking result leads to a journey through layers of the body: a muscle suit brings Vesalius’s famous anatomical illustrations to life, a black-light skeleton suit creates a living X-ray, and a ribbon routine suggests the structures of tiny proteins.

Anyone interested in the intersection of art, science, and technology should check this out, stat. People susceptible to motion sickness or the effects of strobes might wanna skip.

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