This year Ascendance launched a series of unique opportunities in dance and the moving image, exploring a range of digital platforms to highlight the creative talents of our Dancers with Parkinson’s.
Collaborating film artist Lucy Barker introduced 360° VR film as a transformative and subtle way of capturing interactions and expressions of class members leading to an innovative and immersive viewing experience.
Our professional team of dancers and Dance With Parkinson’s teachers teamed up with 8 dancers with Parkinson’s during the R&D period. We worked with locations across Bradford that lent themselves to 360° VR, exploring a variety of dance styles and genres.
Interactive workshops with VR headsets gave us the opportunity to gather sensory feedback from the groups, sharing the captured film footage with participants to inform the project development.
We have also been doing some location test shots filming in 360° across Saltaire. Watch this space for more developments…