Here at Birmingham Royal Ballet we've teamed up with Augmented Reality specialists Zappar to bring the ballet to life like never before by creating interactive posters for ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café.
Augmented reality or AR is an application of computer vision technology that allows a device (such as your smartphone) to recognise objects in the real world and effectively bring those objects to life!
To fully understand what we're getting at, why don't you give it a try for yourself? Simply download the Zappar app from the iOS or Google Play stores by clicking here and hold your device over the poster while the app is running. (There's a poster below - give it a zap whilst its on a desktop to see!). It’s really is as simple as that!
Our AR-enabled posters allow you to enjoy watching the animal dance, or, hit the camera button in the app to move the dancer around your surroundings and take a photograph or selfie with them! We've also popped in links that will take you to a webpage where you can learn all sorts of fun and interesting facts about the original animal that inspired the choreography.
The fun doesn't just stop there though - we've also teamed up with our friends at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park and Dudley Zoo to promote the ballet and their important conservation work. If you visit either site from 18 - 30 September you can find a whole host of these posters dotted around their animal trails! Head along to find out more.
We'd love to see the pictures you take with our dancers too! Why not tag us @BRB or use the hashtag #BRBPenguin on the images you share.
Find our more about visiting Dudley Zoo by clicking here
Find our more about visiting Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park by clicking here
This project was made possible with generous support from Arts Connect.