Sleeping Beauty Dreams is a technological feat - brought to life by the production company Magic Reality Group – it’s a contemporary dance and art experience using innovative technology, which explores the age-old fable of Sleeping Beauty and for the first time, reveals what Princess Aurora dreamt about during her 100-year slumber.
Through a revolutionary fusion of visual arts, contemporary dance, lighting, groundbreaking real-time avatar technology, and electronic dance music by boldface name collaborators from all respective industries, the performance unravels Princess Aurora’s passions, fears, and sinful desires.
The unique production incorporates a mature twist to the old tale known worldwide so well. Each dance movement by Princess Aurora, played by world-renowned prima ballerina Diana Vishneva and international ballet school founder Mi Deng, is met with nine supporting dancers, as well as larger-than-life avatars, mimicking her moves. The avatars were imagined and visualized by Tobias Gremmler, famed digital artist who has developed design solutions for Apple, Samsung, Swarovski, and Sony in addition to working with Bjork. The virtual characters are brought to life by a partnership between FUSE*FACTORY and Perception Neuron / Noitom, enabling them to move simultaneously with Princess Aurora, as 14 motion sensors sewn into the ornate costume instantly simulate her movements.