The Caligari Experience
The Caligari Experience is a Gothic re-staging of a haunting piece of 20th Century German Expressionism, presenting an immersive screening of horror film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.
The Caligari Experience is a theatrical production by Compass Presents (Studio Residents Tara Sachdeva and Charlie Harman) that presents an immersive screening of the Gothic horror film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, a German Expressionist classic of the silent era.
The film is presented across three screens complimented by a 3D projection-mapped set through which the scenes of the film are animated, extended and brought out-of-the-screen to life in the space. An ensemble cast of internationally-acclaimed circus performers, dancers, physical artists, and aerialists perform in this 3D environment, further bringing the film to life through dance, physical theatre and circus performance.
Weaving together all of these visual elements is the atmospheric soundscape of Minima’s avant-garde live score.