Research & Development in Virtual Performance Production

Research & Development in Virtual Performance Production Lisa Lewis Welsh and Khasi

Prof Lisa Lewis and members of the Khasi-Cymru Collective have recently completed a research and development project with 4Pi Productions at their base at CULTVR LAB in Cardiff. The R&D project brought artists from India and Wales together virtually in the physical space of the 360 degree dome screen and was an experiement in virtual performance devising blending live on-screen and in-the-space performance. It brought together performances by Rhys ap Trefor (Wales) and Lapdiang Syiem (Meghalaya, India), musical collaboration between Gareth Bonello (Wales) and Benedict Hynñiewta (Meghalaya, India),  with visual material live mixed in performance by members of 4Pi Productions. The work was directed by Lisa Lewis. The collaboration stems from the work achieved in the Welsh and Khasi Cultural Dialogues project, and is a step towards understanding the possibilities of virtual live performance post-pandemic.