Hekuras: Spirits of the Rainforest (Visual Installation)

Original Performance on July 2, 2002

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.

 

 


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