Clemens Habicht Colour

In collaboration with Sydney Dance Company creative director Rafael Bonachela invited Clemens to create a new dance work Anima.

Directly echoing the dancers with whom they share the stage, visual projections are spirit-like echoes that extend beyond and outside the physicality of the bodies of the dancers, flooding the stage in radiant, vibrating chords of colour that render an inner emotional world large, exposed and brilliant. We glimpse these apparitions as a spirit-like echo extending beyond and outside the physical bodies of the dancers, as souls in flight.

The projections were generated through a process of three dimensional scanning that captured the dancers’ choreography, with an invisible virtual camera exploring new angles and viewpoints simultaneous to the dance on stage the dancers are recognisable through motion, revealing the gestures of choreography, rather than corporeal shape.

Complimentary colours further isolate and remove the dancers from the confines of the stage context and create real world auras and ethereal afterimage effects.