The Performer

THE PERFORMER explores the curiosity of the human spirit through a powerful dance performance and point-cloud animations. Created using DepthKit, a software that records and visualizes 3D depth data captured on an Xbox Kinect v1. Featuring former Nederland Dans Theater Dancer, Jon Ole Olstad. This piece meshes multiple artistic disciplines with interactive technology. The concept was inspired by the music.

Music by Live Footage ( ) : Topu Lyo – electric cello | Mike Thies – drums + keys

Directed by Michael Gugger (
Choreography by Amy Gardner (
Performance by Jon Ole Olstad
Story Development by Varvara Kanellakopoulos
Assistant Brandan Gosse

DepthKit ( ) developed by James George and Alexander Porter.

James George
Alexander Porter
Peder Norrby
Flo (bird animation) –
DepthKit community
Youtube after effects tutorials
Teramar Studio – Sigi Gugger & Ute Michaelsen

Composed in After Effects. Other animations created using Red Giant Trapcode in After Effects.

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