The Total Dance Theater
The whole theatre should be a stage! Bauhaus artists dreamed of a theatre that would liberate its audiences from their passivity and place them at the centre of the action in an imaginary world. Acclaimed choreographer Richard Siegal and cult band Einstürzende Neubauten make the bauhaus dream of “total theatre” a reality in this anniversary year. Fusing body and space together, they deploy virtual reality to transplant Walter Gropius’s and Oskar Schlemmer’s experiments in stagecraft into the digital age.
A 360° music video for the bauhaus centenary
The relationship between man and machine that the bauhaus was already exploring even a hundred years ago here becomes a three-dimensional audiovisual experience in an immersive dance video that can be viewed on the ARTE 360° app from 17th January.
The 360° video is based on the interactive, three-dimensional, VR dance experience of the same name being staged as part of the opening festival at the Berlin Akademie der Künste from 16th to 24th January 2019. Das Totale Tanz Theater 360 is an Interactive Media Foundation and Filmtank project created in collaboration with ARTE/ZDF for the multimedia Bauhaus Spirit project.
Das Totale Tanz Theater 360 is based on the three-dimensional VR installation Das Totale Tanz Theater, an Interactive Media Foundation and Filmtank project co-created with Artificial Rome and supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation’s Bauhaus heute Fund and the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg.