David Bowie's 'Lazarus' Short to Screen in VR at V&A Performance Festival

David Bowie in the video for Blackstar
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David Bowie in the video for Blackstar.

If you missed your chance to see David Bowie's Lazarus musical there's one more opportunity to check it out on April 30 during the V&A 2017 Performance Festival in London. The show -- co-written by Bowie and Enda Walsh -- wrapped up its run in London in January, but, as reported by Pitchfork, a five-minute short featuring footage of the production shot in VR will screen at the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre during a special screening.

The Festival that honors the work of British and European theater productions with themed tours, workshops, talks and performances will present a free lecture entitled "From VHS to VR: Recording Theatre for the National Video Archive of Performance." The footage from a production of Lazarus was recorded during the show's run at King's Cross Theatre in January.

According to the description of the talk, it will cover "the practice – past, present and future – of capturing theatre on film – from the National Theatre’s production of Richard III, starring Ian Mckellen, recorded in 1992, right through to the VR recording of the David Bowie musical Lazarus. The panel will feature filmmakers from the V&A and the RSC [Royal Shakespeare Company]."

 

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