Welcome to The Savoy is a project from French production company Tiny Planets (http://tinyplanets.io/). It aims at virtually reconstructing and reopening the doors of the now lost Savoy ballroom in Harlem. This legendary dance hall was known as “The World’s Finest Ballroom” and the “Home of Happy Feet.”
Users will be projected back in time in New York City to step into the most swinging nightspot of the jazz age – the birthplace of lindy hop – in an authentic experience at the crossroads of VR and immersive theatre.
For this project, Novelab created a photorealistic 3D reconstruction of the Savoy, where the users will move freely through a virtual and tangible interactive world. They will be engaged in role play with live actors, while crowds of animated dancers, musicians and Savoy people will merge into the action.