PERFORMING ARTS: THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
A major part of the experience of watching a live performance at a concert, theater, or opera is about the tangible nature in which the performers can connect with an audience. Two-dimensional recordings of such shows have struggled to recreate that feeling but filmmakers have begun to show that by translating the space of the stage into a “virtual” space for a cinema or TV audience, something akin to being there can be achieved. The best attempts are far removed from any traditional idea of “filmed theatre.”
Wim Wenders wrestled with the notion of translating the visceral body language of choreographer Pina Bausch’s dance for decades before finding its expression in 3D. His acknowledged inspiration ...