The Tempest is an experiment based on the Shakespeare’s play combining theatrical performance with live cinema using virtual reality and gaming technologies. It was produced at IMPA’s VISGRAF Lab, as a proof-of-concept of the VR Kino+Theater platform.
It is the first time that actors – using VR – are fully immersed in a virtual set and their live performance is shown to the public on a movie screen as a real-time computer graphics under the director’s interactive control.
It has been shown in public presentations at IMPA, Rio de Janeiro. The experience was very successful, with positive feedback from all participants, including actors and the general public.