Carry Me Home Presented by Shocap Entertainment & The 7 Fingers
First-ever multi-reality circus show powered by Redpill VR in Montreal.
Montreal, November 14, 2022 – Using real-time motion capture and virtual reality technologies, Carry Me Home invites audiences to a unique and breathtaking combination of live music, circus and 3D animation powered by Redpill VR.
A tribute to the human spirit and its incredible capacity to imagine, dream and create, Carry me Home is a deep dive into the universe of singer-songwriter and circus artist Didier Stowe. Didier has performed in The 7 Fingers’ Amuse and Cirque du Soleil’s Joya, and several of his songs have been featured in the television series Dexter and Ordinary Joe.
The 7 Fingers, Shocap Entertainment and Redpill VR have created a world premiere of unprecedented technological complexity, presented live on stage and in front of a theater audience while broadcasted around the world as a fully immersive and interactive multiplayer virtual reality experience. Fans will be able to also experience the show on simple gaming PC and without one via interactive real-time cloud rendering.
This new format of live virtual interactive performances is a way for The 7 Fingers, and for the performing arts industry, to explore innovative artistic languages and to reach new audiences beyond theatrical venues while keeping the human element at the center of the cultural experience.
Since their very first show Loft, The 7 Fingers have introduced the use of new technologies to support their artistic intent. As early as 2002, we could already see interactions between an artist on stage and multimedia content. Today, in this creation directed by Samuel Tétreault (The 7 Fingers) and Athomas Goldberg (Shocap Entertainment/Redpill VR), the collective will meet its audience in the Metaverse.
The show will be presented in the studios of The 7 Fingers in Montreal on December 15, 16 and 17 and will also be accessible from a computer, a connected screen or a virtual reality headset on the Redpill VR platform.
In the Studios of The 7 Fingers in Montreal
The three performances of the show will take place in the Studios des 7 Doigts, offering an immersive experience that allows the audience to appreciate both the artists’ performances on stage and those of their 3D avatars in a virtual universe via video projections integrated into the show’s set design.
The show will be available live via three types of online experience on the Redpill platform. Remote audiences will be fully immersed and participate in the action by entering the show on their PCs or Virtual Reality headsets through Redpill’s end-to-end distribution platform or tune in to a livestream of the performance from any standard device such as computer, smartphone or tablet.
The technological exploration required to create this new experience was made possible thanks to the support of the Canada Media Fund, and benefited from a Megagrant grant from Epic Games.
Dates: December 15, 16 and 17 at 8pm
Location: Les 7 doigts de la main, 2111 boulevard Saint Laurent
Duration: 45 minutes, followed by a live and virtual DJ performance
Price in person : $30, taxes & fees included, via the Zeffy platform
Online rate : $20, taxes & fees included, via the Redpill platform
About the 7 Fingers
In 2002, The 7 Fingers set out to redefine contemporary circus from its essence and explore the infinite possibilities offered by the mixing of artistic disciplines. Each of these projects bears the unmistakable 7 Fingers trademark. The company has consistently expanded its horizons by mixing genres, exploring new vocabularies.
Since 2021, the collective has been more actively exploring the possibilities offered by motion capture technologies, video game engines and scenic integrators via LAB7, a formidable playground installed in their Studios in Montreal.
About Shocap Entertainment
Created in partnership by the founders of Lifelike & Believable Animation Design and Animatrik Film Design, Shocap Entertainment produces live cross-reality shows, leveraging real-time visual effects technology and human performance on stage to create unique experiences shared simultaneously with live and online audiences connected from VR headsets, gaming PCs and video streaming services.
Each production draws on contributions from multiple creative voices, with experienced collaborators from live performance, film, animation and video games.
About Redpill VR
Redpill VR is a technology company building an end-to-end platform based on Unreal Engine 5 for creating, distributing, and monetizing next-generation live virtual interactive performances. Artists are able to reach a global audience from any stage, studio, or the comfort of their own home.
A live event in a Redpill virtual world is a spectacle filled with stunning computer generated environments, accurate spatial music and VOIP, stylistic or photo-real gorgeous avatars which the fans or the performers can puppeteer organically, rich interactions, DMX controlled light shows, audio lifeforms reacting to live music accompanied by live video feeds from the real world or a VJ. With Redpill sensor fusion and marker-less tracking for DJs to optically tracked multi-performers for acrobats and dancers, physical performances will migrate to the virtual world.
Fans are finally able to enjoy their favorite shows and artists, live, with their friends from across the globe. They can jump in as an avatar via PC VR or desktop gaming and soon phones, and quest2 using cloud rendering. Cinematic streams broadcast 2D content to any device.