Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Kerryn Wise and Ben Neal


Friday 12 November, 10.30am-7.15pm
Performing Arts Studio

Theatre & Dance

Pay what you can
20 minutes (no interval)

Suitable for ages 13+

Part of FACETS 2021 – artists and audiences exploring creative technologies, interactions and response. To see the full programme, please visit our FACETS 2021 section of the website.

Put on your VR headset and embark on a unique choreographic journey, walking the line between reality and illusion…

Facades is a room-scale dance-theatre virtual reality (VR) experience created by Displace Studio; a collaboration between Digital Dance Artist Kerryn Wise and Creative Technologist Ben Neal.

Inspired by iconic film scenes including Rear Window, The Wizard of Oz, and The Mirror, Facades uses the architectural features of mirrors, windows and doors as metaphors for duality, reflection and portals. This surreal ‘VR noir’ presents hauntingly beautiful choreography from unique perspectives to expose themes of vulnerability, trust, disembodiment and isolation, inviting the viewer to step into the frame, move beyond the veneer and take a closer look.

Photo credit: Julian Hughes


Supported by Arts Council England, De Montfort University and NearNow.