[dance-tech] PYCTA Press release

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  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 10:42:55 +0200


 
 PYCTA â PERFORMANCES 2006

STEREOPLASTIC WORKSHOP 2

dance, sound, architecture, motion capture, motion graphics

 

PYCTA
ALTRO - O.CARPENZANO - DiSMUS/IUSM - POOL FACTORY - MUSIC HOUSE - 

LA FABBRICA DELL'ATTORE/TEATRO VASCELLO - AURION s.r.l.

 

September 26 th, 27 th, 28 th, 29 th, 30 th, 9.00 pm

October 1 th, 5.00 pm

 

STEREOPLASTIC WORKSHOP 2 

 ALTRO - O.CARPENZANO - DiSMUS/IUSM - POOL FACTORY - MUSIC HOUSE - 

LA FABBRICA DELL'ATTORE/TEATRO VASCELLO - AURION s.r.l.

 

September 27 th, 28 th, 29 th, 1.00 pm â 5.00 pm

 

 VASCELLO THEATRE

   Via G. Carini 78 â Rome (IT)
 

 

ALTROEQUIPE[1][1] presents PYCTA, a multimedia performance situates between the 
more important international researches in the ambit of  performing  between 
dance, sound, architecture,  digital capture of  the movement  (motion capture) 
and its animation in 3D(motion graphics).

The production of complex spectacular forms, like PYCTA, is made possible  from 
the extraordinary cohabitation between the scientific ambit and the creative 
one of artists and computer researchers, that constitute the whole operating 
system of ALTROEQUIPE, on the live scene of the contemporary theatre, towards 
the current transformation of the formationâs processes and through the 
digital innovation of the communication.

 

PYCTA  its origin in the specifics of Lucia Latourâs choreography, to flow 
into a large creative system, in which interact the sound by David Barittoni 
and Maurizio Giri, the architecture by Orazio Carpenzano, the interventions of 
the motion capture technologies, by Marco Donati and Mounir Zok, researchers 
from Department of Human Motor and Sport, DiSMUS - IUSM, directed by Aurelio 
Cappozzo, and of  della motion graphics technologies, direction by Flaviano 
Pizzardi, art director of POOL FACTORY. The video projections that characterise 
the immersive space of PYCTA are managed by Andrea Carfagna, MUSIC HOUSE.

 

It should be stressed that the technological system formed by  Motion Capture, 
VICON Real Time, provided by DiSMUS - IUSM in collaboration with AURION s.r.l., 
and by Motion Graphics Set, provided by POOL FACTORY, is used in real time in 
the PYCTA live; this opportunity is rare and valuable in this international 
research combining performing arts and digital imagery.

 

PYCTA, a stereoplastic micro-world.

 

In PYCTA, the aim is to capture several dancers  in a single reactive 
environment consisting of choreography, sound, architecture and digital imagery 
produced by motion capture and motion graphics. The nine infrared cameras for 
optical electronic stereometry (motion capture) are inserted in the stage space 
and define an ample capture that coincides with an important part of the 
performance scene.

The show moves towards current scientific trend, and the digital imagery 
provides new Âmodelling of the living and non-living material, in the 
specific direction of the Âtheory of emergingÂ, applied to the processes of  
Ânew robotics and Âartificial lifeÂ. 

Dance is the living material that interacts with its digital conversion 
(dematerialisation), the motion capture system (motion capture) and the 
transfiguration of motion (motion graphics). These are an integral part of the 
choreography programme and the spatial system.

The inert bodies and living forces are inserted in the stereoplastic space of 
the scene, Pycta chamber, and involve the protagonists and audience in a joint 
multi-perception experience, proposed by the various kinetics provided by the 
living and the digital bodies.  

Since a long time exercises that try to mix different disciplines are carried 
out, in PYCTA the digital performers capture in Âreal time the fluid dance 
and change it into solid fragmentations of digital choreography, or in fluent 
spaces of living architecture. 

Contrary to the cinema where to the public is proposed the special effects, got 
with similar technologies without other cognitive possibility of the used 
tools, the PYCTA performance puts to direct contact with the audience so the 
computer  process of the capture of the movement of performers, that the 
special effects got from its animation in 3D.

This precious opportunity gives to the initiative a high educative level but 
also enlarges its communication to a bigger public that has been put in touch 
with the digital technologies thanks to the progressive spreading of the 
informatic culture.

   

STEREOPLASTIC WORKSHOP 2

On the scene of PYCTA, the 27 th, 28 th, 29 th of september, from 1.00 to 5.00 
pm , at the Vascello Theatre, Via G. Carini 78, Rome (IT), it is proposed a 
workshop based on the interactive process between  dance,  sound, architecture, 
the capture of movement with motion capture VICON Real Time and the animation 
in 3D with MAYA. We use instruments of high technological level that have been 
lent by the DiSMUS-IUSM, in collaboration with AURION s.r.l., for  the 
educational initiative of ALTROEQUIPE

The workshop is directed by  Lucia Latour and Orazio Carpenzano, with the 
parteceipation of Aurelio Cappozzo, director of DiSMUS/IUSM, David Barittoni 
and Maurizio Giri, for the sound, Marco Donati e Mounir Zok (DiSMUS/IUSM), for 
Motion Capture VICON - Real Time, Flaviano Pizzardi for Motion Graphics  -MAYA  
(POOL FACTORY). The presence of the artists, of the researchers and technicians 
that to varying degree form the components of the research within PYCTA is 
expected.

The workshop is destined to University students and open to professionals 
active in the areas of performative arts, architecture, motion capture and 
motion graphics



 

Playbill

 

PYCTA 
production 2006: ALTRO â O. CARPENZANO â DiSMUS/IUSM - POOL FACTORY - MUSIC 
HOUSE - LA FABBRICA DELL'ATTORE/TEATRO VASCELLO â AURION s.r.l.

motion capture system : VICON Real Time.

motion capture system supply: AURION s.r.l. â DiSMUS/IUSM

duration: 70 min.

choreography: Lucia Latour

architecture: Orazio Carpenzano

live electronic music/motion capture: David Barittoni, Maurizio Giri

art director motion graphics: Flaviano Pizzardi / POOL FACTORY

motion capture live: Marco Donati, Mounir Zok /DiSMUS - IUSM

motion capture consultants: Dario Bettinelli, Daniela Vorazzo / AURION s.r.l.

dancers: Barbara Autiero, Marta Capitani, Pamela Caschetto, Sara Filipponi, 
Luna Paese, 

Miranda Secondari, Simona Zaccagno 

motion graphics operator: Daniele Zacchi / POOL FACTORY

video-projection: Andrea Carfagna / MUSIC HOUSE

lighting: LoÑc Hamelin

stage materials: ALTRO 

realization of prototype: Alessandra Di Giacomo

administrator and scene director: Luana Piermarini

scene assistant: Tiziana Amicuzi 

photo: Massimiliano Botticelli

website and multimedia CD: Alessandro Uliana

video: Stefano Alegnini, Roberto Carotenuto

production coordinator and press office: Diletta Simotti

 

Tickets: entire â12, reduced price â 8, students â 5

 

INFO PERFORMANCE: 

Circolo dâArte e Cultura ALTRO, phone./fax +39 06 6875967,  
altroteatro@xxxxxxxxxxxx,  www.altroteatro.it

VASCELLO THEATRE, Via G. Carini 78, Rome (IT), telephone +39 06 5881021,  
promozione@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,  www.teatrovascello.it

  

INFO WORKSHOP:

Diletta Simotti phone./fax +39 06 6875967 cell. +39 3477972161 
altroteatro@xxxxxxxxxxxx,  www.altroteatro.it




 

 

 



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[1][1] ALTROEQUIPE is a multimedia organism formed by the artists of  Gruppo 
ALTRO, with the artistic direction of  Lucia Latour, the architect Orazio 
Carpenzano, professor at the  DAAC â Rome University LA SAPIENZA, Marco 
Donati e Mounir Zok, researchers from  DiSMUS/IUSM, Flaviano Pizzardi, creative 
director of  POOL FACTORY, Andrea Carfagna, ,MUSIC HOUSE, AURION s.r.l  for the 
 consultancy and  the instrumentation motion capture VICON - Real Time.  

 

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