Claudia Henne in Conversation with Tobias Staab. II [Making Of]

Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen | Berlin | D
Dreharbeiten | 27.1.2023



As part of the series DANCE:DIGITAL II [Making Of], cultural journalist Claudia Henne interviews Tobias Staab, choreographer and author of the project “Autonomous Avatar. An immersive Dance Experience”.


How much longer will we be able to control the technologies we have created? This is the question that choreographer Tobias Staab wants to explore in his project Autonomous Avatar. The dancers perform in the unusual and fascinating venue of the Bochum Planetarium: thanks to motion-capture suits, their movements generate video installations along the dome of the planetarium, depicting their digital avatars, which become more and more human-like. An ambitious project, which questions how technologies are shaping our perception of what is alive and what is not.
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Tanz:digital II is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR programme, aid programme DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (umbrella organisation for dance in Germany).