Call for Participation: Mask and Avatar: Adventures in Live Performance Capture

annamaria monteverdi/ marzo 2, 2018/ interactive theatre


Mask and Avatar


adventures in live performance capture

  University of Warwick 
in association with Warwick Arts Centre

Millburn House, University of Warwick,

Millburn Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7HS 
23rd March 2018, 1pm-6pm


We warmly invite you to join us for this day of workshop and exchange, exploring the development and presentation of theatre and performance in and through digital technologies.


Part of a larger research project undertaken by Labex Arts-H2H and Université Paris 8 entitled La scène augmenté (The Augmented Stage), Mask and Avatar investigates the principles, solutions and applications of motion capture (now established in film, TV and games production, but still in its infancy with regard to live performance). It takes the research of performance and digital technologies into a specific engagement with the Perception Neuron motion capture system – an accessible, geo-spatial (non-camera-based) system. The project has involved collaboration between computer engineers, software programmers, digital designers and theatre makers; and interaction between avatars and masked actors, bringing together old and new technologies of corporeal representation.


This Engagement Day, supported by Warwick’s Industrial Strategy fund, presents diverse performance outcomes as a way of exemplifying the possibilities of this system.



Companies, technologists, artists and researchers who are interested in sharing demos of their work are invited to apply for a slot in the industry showcase. The format is flexible (our starting point is something like a trade fair), and we welcome ideas from those working with masks, motion capture technologies, virtual/augmented reality, and experimental or multimedia performance practice.


Please submit a one-page outline of your work and what you would like to show/share, along with a 100-word biog of you/your company, by 2 March 2018. Please bear in mind that all demos will need to be set up on the morning of 23 March in order to be ready to share in the afternoon, and are likely to be in a shared studio space (although we do have room to manoeuvre).

To submit a proposal, or for further information, please email us at


The day will include two short (c.25-min) performances and a post-show discussion:


LA VIE EN ROSE. From clinic to eternity


by Boris Dymny et Giulia Filacanapa


Direction – Giulia Filacanapa


Masks – Stefano Perocco di Meduna


Performers – Ethel De Sousa, Boris Dymny, Léandre Ruiz


AGAMEMNON REDUX.A mask and mocap experiment in three scenes


From Agamemnon by Aeschylus


Direction – Andy Lavender


Movement direction – Ita O’Brien


Technical Direction – Tim White


Music – Théo Semet


Performers – Alexandra Beraldin, Cécile Roqué-Alsina



Lighting design – Ian O’Donoghue

Production and Digital Programming – Georges Gagneré




If you would like to attend, please go to this link to register for the event:




Project Directors:
Georges Gagneré (Université Paris 8)

Andy Lavender (University of Warwick)

Tim White (University of Warwick)



David Coates
Nese Ceren Tosun
Ellie Chadwick