Live theater using cutting-edge technology by VISGRAF Lab



An audio-visual summary of the project.

The project

An experiment based on the Shakespeare’s play combining theatrical performance with live cinema using virtual reality and gaming technologies.


The experiment was produced as a proof-of-concept of VR Kino+Theater.


We are a multidisciplinary team of performing arts professionals, designers, and computer scientists who want to push the boundaries of what is possible in this area.


A 9 months project starting in March 2017 with public presentations held on 18th of December.

The play

The Tempest

A play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone.

First Folio

Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies is the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays. Modern scholars commonly refer to it as the “First Folio”.

In film

Wikipedia lists 14 screen adaptations of  The Tempest for TV and film.In our creative process, two films can be highlighted.

Tech productions

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) along the technological support of Intel, produced The Tempest using ground breaking live motion capture technology to recreate the spirit, Ariel.

Narrative arcs and excerpt

The play is structured in several story threads. For the experiment, we chose a narrative excerpt from the original play.



Island, cell, clearing and viewpoint


Table, chair, staff, books, candelabrum and chemical set


Prospera, Miranda and Ariel


Ambient sound and effects