Purnachandra Raktva, Sanskrit for a reddening eclipse of a full moon, is an augmented reality performance.
The surreal theatrical dreamscape draws upon the archetype of Shiva Nataraj in his dance of life and death that simultaneously creates and destroys the universe.
Integrating innovations in stereoscopic projection, motion capture animation, ambisonic sound, and aerial choreography,
the experimental dance flows across a physical-virtual continuum, questioning the limitations of the body.
Purnachandra Raktva explores and discovers the pioneering synthesis of stereoscopic depth space and physical depth space fully actualized in Corpus Corvus.
The work was created in collaboration with choreographer Kent Lindemer.
It was manifested through collaborative research between DXARTS and the University of Washington Dance Program.
Purnachandra Raktva was recognized with a Special Award for Innovation, given by the National Stereoscopic Association to Digital Stereoscopic Cinema at the University of Washington, for pushing the medium of 3D stereography.