I want to dance better with VR

Virtual reality enables the audience perspective to leave the stalls and become part of the action in a boundary-smashing collaboration between choreography and screen.

ACMI commission: Stuck in the Middle With You. By Matthew Bate and Gideon Obarzanek. Image supplied.

Filmmaker Matthew Bate and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek started their collaboration with a straight-forward narrative: a widower who takes up Latin ballroom classes as a way of working through his grief.

‘It was the most simple story and over that we wanted to see how far we could push the form,’ said Bate.

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Brooke Boland
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Brooke Boland is a freelance writer based on the South Coast of NSW. She has a PhD in literature from the University of NSW. You can find her on Instagram @southcoastwriter.