Tag: Performance

Janus Faced

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A Choreografic Fulldome-Intermezzo

• Multimedial performance that combines animation in fulldome format with live dance on stage
• Techniques: Computer generated animated forms
• Software: Adobe After Effects

Content and Concept

Commissioned work for the opening of the award gala of the 12th FullDome Festival in Jena. The award of this festival is a Janus, because this double-headed deity has the privilege of seeing 360° films at a glance.

“Janus-Faced” is about the ability of the god Janus to unite duality.
Two dancers, and the fulldome projections interacting with them, embody two extremes that confront each other. These contrasts are reflected in the animation design and the
movements, as well as in the position of the dancers.
Opposites are strongly abstracted in order to avoid judgement. Both sides that Janus represents and unites are free from valuation. They’re neither good nor bad.
Round, colorful animations combined with flowing movements in dance oppose geometric black and white projections in combination with angular motion sequences and poses.
Both characters resemble each other on one side and are contrary on the other side.
Depending on the position, that the dancers have to each other, either the opposition seems stronger, or the aspects, which unite them. Both show a natural human face on one half, and also both wear black – one on the upper and one on the lower part of the body. The other side of the face and the body of each, is based on differences and designed individually, matching to the respective projections.
The performance is an interplay between antagonism, encounter and unity.

The design of the prize to be awarded is included in the projection: Parts of the trailer for the 12th Fulldome Festival are integrated (Modeled and Animated by Mohammad Jaradat with the Software Autodesk 3Ds Max) and matched to the choreography.

Black Body Radiation

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 Black Body Radiation

• Multimedial performance that combines animation, video, sound, video mapping and stage design
• Techniques: After Effects (+Trapcode Suite), Stopmotion, Video
• Software: Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Dragon Frame.

Degree work Media Art and Design (M.F.A.)
Mark: 1.0 and Summa Cum Laude
Awarded with the Bauhaus Graduation Scholarship
Nominated for the ‘Media Art Award 2016’; Bauhaus Universität – Weimar
Under advice of Prof. Dr. Walter Bauer-Wabnegg and Prof. Micky Remann
Bauhaus Universität – Weimar, Germany; 2015/16


„Black Body Radiation“ is a multimedia Performance with dance and projections, inspired by Max Planck’s experiments to blackbody radiation.
Blackbodies are not only presented objectively in terms of physics but are as well understood subjectively as a metaphor for a delimited space in which photons, atoms, the mind and the human body act and interact – with other words: dance.
Abstract animated visualizations and recorded footage are complemented by electronic music.
With this hybrid language the production contributes to the interdisciplinary bridge between science and art.

Concept, project management, animation, editing, choreography, photography and stage design:
Melisa Palacio Lopez / Claire Dorweiler
Noise Canteen – Bert Liebold
Jakob Stolz
Camera Performance Documentation:
Alexander Graeff, Marina Belikova
Stage Lighting:
David Leroy, Alexander Graeff


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• A multimedia piece – theater and dance in interaction with an 360° Fulldome projection and Spatial Sound.
• Premiere at the „FullDome Festival 2014“ in Jena, Germany.
• Animation techniques: 3D animation and modelling combined with digital photography.
• Software: 3ds Max, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects
• Techniques: 3D- and 2D animation, video


„Kometentanz“ (Comet Dance) is an “astral pantomime” by Paul Scheerbart, written around 1900.
A king is bored with the entertaining dances of his court and the entire earthly world. He leaves his frustration on his subordinates. Instead, the king worships highly the cosmos. He sees in him all the positive.
However, when cosmic beings actually come to earth, the whole court is shocked at first. Soon after, everyone wants to join in the fascinating dances of the heavenly bodies and to ascend with them into the cosmic worlds. But the stars and comets refuse the king’s orders. The situation on earth escalates. Ultimately, three large comets prevent a multiple execution by kidnapping the king, the maid, and the executioner into space.


Production of the three core scenes and the final scene:
Melisa Palacio, Claire Dorweiler, Laura Anzola and Rodrigo Díaz
Director of the Kometentanz Show: Micky Remann


C. Dorweiler (2014): Kometentanz. Varianten einer Verbindung aus FullDome und Live-Performance. Jahrbuch immersiver Medien, Marburg, Schüren.

Fulldome Festival 2014