Ongoing realities (OR) is an explorative choreographic project investigating the relationship and creative possibilities when merging dance and choreography with various digital technologies. OR is led by choreographers Anna Näsström and Johan Bandholtz and they produce performances for stage and site specific places. OR is researching visual- and sound based digital technology and site specific landscapes as choreographic tools and how we communicate in/with/because of them. The work is interdisciplinary together with a team of dancers, animators, music artists and designers with competence in Motion Capture, digital animation, Virtual Reality and lately also Augumented Reality. OR is interested in simultaneity, multitudes and the latent creativity in processes of collaborative work.
OR offers performance concepts adaptable for different sites, stages, art museums and public spaces. For larger venues we utilise an exhibition format where the audience is invited to co-create their own trajectory of the piece as they walk around and choose what to watch. For stage performances we explore how we can place the audience to offer a more immersive experience. The structure includes live-performance, digitalised art work projected in the space or experienced in Virtual Reality with the aim of exploring how the material travels through different mediums. Simultaneity, presence and multitude accompany the process and the performance seeks to engage and offer various ways of optional interactivity.