This Mini-Opera , whilst based on Capek’s original work is designed for dissemination through both web and live performance. Brought up to date in a contemporary setting, it is designed to work as a hybrid form, using either adaptive scenography online with Youtube “mash-ups” provided by either artist or audience or on stage using image-mapping projection techniques. Most of the background images are sourced from Youtube or created as online flickr images, which have been animated by the artist through morphing software.

In future incarnations the authors envisage using theatre-in-the-round through 3D technologies, embedded in an app working with devices such as Occulus Rift, putting the audience in the centre of three-dimensional scenography and motion-captured avatars, enacting the opera, as in their earlier work “Secret Garden” ( Garden.htm)

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