2002 – Tania Fraga, Brazilian Computer artist, created original virtual art worlds that became projected environments on stage for the dances – Hekuras – Spirits of the Rainforest (2002) and Hekuras – Spirits of the Rainforest (2010).
The virtual worlds go under the earth (worms), into a virtual river Negra with pink dolphins, and become helicopter-like trees, etc. The worlds are colorful, playful, and magical.
These virtual worlds are interactive in real-time with the dancers by the use of a wireless mouse. Dancers manipulate the virtual worlds as they are performing/dancing or when they are standing in the wings.
The project was originally commissioned for Brazilians to participate in a Congress in Africa, but that program was cancelled so Hekuras remained only a work-in-progress.
Artists and Collaborators
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