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 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 ÂmodellingÂ of the living and non-living material, in the specific direction of the Âtheory of emergingÂ, applied to the processes of Ânew roboticsÂ 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 timeÂ 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  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.