28 march - 14 april 2019 | Hors les murs


Gilles Jobin

Cie Gilles Jobin & Artanim

We were blown away by the VR_I experience, a feeling probably similar to that of the first cinemagoers when they discovered Train Pulling into a Station by the Lumière brothers. Choreographer Gilles Jobin reinvents our relationship with dance, movement, the others and even ourselves thanks to immersive virtual reality.

Wearing a headset and sensors, you become an avatar immersed in a larger than life virtual reality environment. Gilles Jobin renews his art and brings giants to life literally and figuratively, enormous ten-metre-high figures that look over you like lab rats, as if the giants in Matisse’s painting Dance suddenly appeared before you. For us, VR_I is a topical work of art that immerses us within ourselves while we fail to recognise ourselves as virtual avatars. A contemporary work that takes us into the future through the age-old art of dancing.


Dates & schedule

Thu 28 Mar 14:00-19:10 / Fri 29 Mar 14:20-19:30 / Sat 30 Mar 12:20-17:30 / Sun 31 Mar 10:20-15:30 / Mon 1 Apr off / Tue 2 Apr off / Wed 3 Apr off / Thu 4 Apr 14:00-19:10 / Fri 5 Apr 14:20-19:30 / Sat 6 Apr 12:20-17:30 / Sun 7 Apr 10:20-15:30 / Mon 8 Apr off / Tue 9 Apr off / Wed 10 Apr 14:00-19:10 / Thu 11 Apr 14:00-19:10 / Fri 12 Apr 14:20-19:30 / Sat 13 Apr off / Sun 14 Apr 10:20-15:30

Infos pratiques

Studio Claude Stratz de la Comédie

By phone only at +41 22 320 50 01

35 min

Per group of 5 people every 20 min

Flat rate:
CHF 12

Recommended age:

8 +

choregraphy : Gilles Jobin
dance : Susana Panadés Díaz, Victoria Chiu, Diya Naidu, Gilles Jobin, Tidiani N’Diaye

Production team:
plateforme RV et technologie immersive :
costumes et décors virtuels : Jean-Paul Lespagnard
environnement sonore : Carla Scaletti
directeur de production : Camilo De Martino
scans 3D et capture de mouvement : Artanim
artiste 3D : Tristan Siodlak
éditeur 3D : Camilo De Martino
artiste technique : Rémy Maetz
assistante du chorégraphe : Susana Panadés Díaz
directeur technique : Hugo Cahn
communication : Pascal Villa Vieille
administration et comptabilité : Gonzague Bochud

production: Cie Gilles Jobin Genève – Suisse
coproduction: Arsenic – Contemporary Performing Arts Centre, Lausanne
support: City of Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Loterie Romande, Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino, Fonds mécénat SIG.


VR_I was selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and received the FNC EXPLORE Innovation Award as well as the FNC EXPLORE Performances/Installations People’s Choice Award for the best performance at the 46th Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal.