Omelia | R+J RMX
Outlines | Digital Performance Season • 37m
Presented by Sydney Opera House at Outlines 2021.
Technology is now sophisticated enough to write poetry and enter into intelligent dialogue with humans - but what is the role of machines in the creative process? Masters, servants, or just a different set of tools? R+J RMX is a performance work that was developed using Omelia, a revolutionary new technology that enhances collaboration and creativity in story development.
Originally built for film-makers and games designers, Omelia draws on connections within any given narrative to create almost-infinite permutations of a script. Together with some of the best dancers and performance creatives in Australia, Omelia pulls apart the classic story of Shakespeare’s doomed lovers, and asks us to reflect on the power of new technology and how it might influence the future of creativity.
Remix R+J in real-time using Omelia’s narrative ideation tool at rjrmx.com
Devisor - Choreography & Movement - Larissa McGowan
Devisor - Designer - Suzanne Boccalatte
Devisor - Lighting Design - Damien Cooper
Devisor - Music Composition - Brendan Woithe
Devisor - AV Design - Boris Baggatini
Dramaturg - Grace Davidson-Lynch
Creative Producer - Kate Armstrong-Smith
Dancers - Izzac Carroll, Janessa Dufty, Harrison Elliott, James Vu Anh Pham, Callum Mooney, Sela Vai,
Narrators - Neda Taha, May Tran
Narrative Designer - Joseph Couch
Omelia Developers for R+J RMX - Joseph Couch & Bosco Ho
House of Omelia is Kate Armstrong-Smith, Joseph Couch, Bosco Ho & Suzanne Boccalatte
Sound Design Madeleine Mallis and Brendan Woithe