Virtual Reality Theater

In Helges Head

The Project

In Helges Head (I Helges Hoved) is a VR experience that combines 360-degree video in VR with theater performance at Republique Theater in Copenhagen.

In the spring of 2017 Republique premiered their theater version of Thomas Vinterbergs movie The celebration (Festen), our team was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work on this set and create a VR theater experience taking place 20 years after the events of the original script.

The experience accommodated an audience of 30 per showing. The audience was split in two groups: One wearing the headset and experiences Helges (the father who has done terrible acts towards his children) memories, the other listening to a monologue from Christian (the son) trying to get reconciliation, and take cares of the person in VR.

A system for displaying the VR experience synchronously was developed to run on 15 GEAR VR headsets, so that virtual and real life experience was in sync and would match interactions. 

In Helges Head (‘I Helges Hoved’)

 

Cast: Mikkel Arndt.
Director: Anna Schulin-Zeuthen.
Script: Amalie Olesen.
Camera and VR : Theis Berthelsen.
Sound design: Simone Vinkel.

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