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Mária Júdová – Physicality in virtual space (workshop)
Laterna magika

Mária Júdová – Physicality in virtual space


The New Stage
Laterna fest

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    June 2022

    Thursday 23. 6.

    Tickets available

    Laterna fest

    Basic information


    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    4 hours, no intermission


    New Stage – ballet hall I 10am–2pm

    Introduction and programme

    A workshop led by digital artist Mária Júdová based on an experimentation and exploration of what is the creative potential of Virtual Reality and volumetric recordings in the context of performing arts. The workshop contains a theoretical and practical part.


    The workshop is intended for choreographers, dancers and movers that are interested in using digital tools such as VR for the creation of movement, ss well as filmmakers, directors, digital artists interested in the movement.

    At the beginning, Mária Júdová will go through her previous artworks to demonstrate how the concepts of body and perception relate to her practice, research and interest. She will use Virtual Reality dance works (Dust, Camouflage, Kykeon) as a basis to explain how they use virtual reality to alter the user's body perception. After a short conceptually driven introduction, a series of hands-on experiments will follow.

    Participants will be asked to create a short movement phrase which will be captured by a volumetric camera. Then they will preview their movement material in Virtual reality and look into how different time, location and scale might impact our perception of body and physicality. The goal would be to get inspired by, explore how digital tools might influence and shape further movement creation.

    Mária Júdová

    Mária Júdová is an independent visual artist who has been investigating the creative potential of technology for over a decade. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersection of digital and performance arts. Her work spans from (interactive) installations and Virtual Reality experiences to audio-visual performances. She received her BA in Digital Media at the Academy of Arts (SK) and MA at the Centre for Audiovisual Studies (CZ). She has worked with renowned bodies such as Choreographic Coding Lab (DE), Rambert Contemporary Dance Company (UK) and YCAM (JP). Her works have been presented worldwide and awarded by Japan Media Arts Festival (JP), B3 Biennale (DE), Nexon Computer Museum (Korea) and Zealous (UK).

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      Practical information

      Where to buy tickets

      The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 May at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of October 2022.

      When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

      What to wear?

      By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

      Parking at the National Theater

      While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


      Buffets on the New Stage

      Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.