What is it about?
With the realization of the show DANXTE, the result of the collaboration between the Theater Academy of Florence and university research bodies, the first Virtual Theater will be born in Florence at the Teatro Tredici.
The Virtual Theater will be configured not only as a research and innovation center for performing arts and theatrical pedagogy, but also as a large virtual classroom for immersive learning experiences dedicated to school and university students, already in agreement with the Academy, and as a place for the development of skills for young people to use new technologies in the various sectors of interest, helping to fill the gaps in digital knowledge. The project involves the staging of an innovative show with the use of sets of virtual environments, real actors and avatars.
How funds will be used
The funds will be allocated to the purchase of capital goods and equipment for virtual environment systems (lighting systems, projection screens, motion tracking suits, 3D audio development), in the amount of 70% of the amount.
The remaining 30% will be used for the remuneration of researchers.
Who's behind the project?
The project was conceived by
Pietro Bartolini, director of the Cultural Center of Theater,
Theater Academy of Florence and the META Festival,
Meeting of the European theater academies, which, together with his collaborators, has launched a pioneering research on new technologies applied to dramatic art, merging innovation and tradition for the development of new artistic languages and training new professionals dedicated to performing arts with skills digital.
Project created by
a project by the Cultural Center of Theater - Theater Academy of Florence
The project of the DANXTE show, together with the creation of a Virtual Theater in Florence, was born in 2015 from the collaboration between the Theater Academy of Florence and university research bodies. The project has passed several tests over the past five years, with the creation of several innovative public shows and laboratory experiments. The Team includes figures with specific technological, IT and artistic skills. More details are available at the link: https://accademia-teatrale.it