Our 21m 360º igloo was the perfect solution for the ambitious and exciting Encompass 360º project brief. The event took place at William Brookes school, Much Wenlock, Shropshire during July 2012. The Encompass 360º project was born out of Much Wenlock’s historic legacy and connection with the modern Olympics and was included as part of the Cultural Olympiad programme.
A 360º film was created and based around the idea of being within the world of a computer's Operating System. As the computer accesses its memory banks of information it reveals a story, based on the Olympic and Paralympic Values, that explores the development of humanity, from creation through to the industrial and digital evolutions. The 360º video also included a finale with 200 online video uploads of people dancing from all over the world!
The live show involved tightly choreographed dancing synced to the awe-inspiring 360º visuals. This blend of live human theatre and digital media encapsulated the audience and provoked strong reaction. Overall 1130 people attended the final events on 19-21 July.
Here's what Artistic Director Toby Norman-Wright said about the project
"Encompass was a fantastic project to bring immersive 360º theatre to a wider audience. The audience was no longer passively watching the work of art unfold in front of them, they were within it! It was a pleasure to work with all involved, the Hive, who created a fantastic piece of 360º media. The dancers, who worked tirelessly. The organisational team, who thought of every eventuality and the Igloo team, who's professionalism and technical expertise in 360º media delivery brought the whole project to life"