Glass Dance (2015)

Glass Dance was presented at the close of the February 2015 Moving Stories Project residency at Emily Carr University of Art & Design's Interactions Digital Studios and was produced as a collaboration between Pepper's Ghost, Emily Carr University of Art & Design's S3D Research Centre and Simon Fraser University's School for Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). In this performance, the movements of each of the 3 dancers plays a different role in constructing the image of the glass-bodied avatar projected on the screen behind them. 

Glass Dance was performed in the S3D Centre's motion capture studio and was created using real-time motion capture and the Unreal 4 game engine. The music for the piece was performed live in the studio during the performance.


Athomas Goldberg
Thecla Schiphorst


prOphecy sun
Maria Lantin


Sarah Fdili Alaoui
Shannon Cuykendall
Lesley Kosinki

Visual Effects

Stuart Maxwell

Software & Technical Development:

Dhruv Adhia
Norm Jaffe
Tom Landry
Sean Arden
Rick Overington


Glass Dance was made possible through the SSHRC-funded Moving Stories research project and the CANARIE-funded Movement + Meaning (M + M) middleware software initiative.

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