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Other Spaces of Digital Captivity Dying Swans Project 2021
“Dying Swans” was named by Eric Gauthier, CEO of the Gauthier Dance Company of Stuttgart, after learning of the extensive cancellation of all planned international tours in 2021. For a new artistic challenge, he used the virtual space, as the only option. In the present article, we were interested in the approaches in the use of space used by choreographers and the way of artistic expression through a different medium. Addressing the audience through the camera lens requires different choices of stage performance elements. This establishes different conceptual, technological, and methodological foundations of a different theater. The search for theoretical explanations with an insight into staged practice, where tradition meets technology in a given time and space, hints at the question of the forced acceptance of virtual theater, which can only be a current emergency exit or a shift to virtuality means abandoning traditional practices and live theater.