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Google to provide 360-degree viewing experiences for performing arts

  • Google has begun
    letting online viewers get prime seats to ballets, operas and orchestra
    concerts, or even virtually step on stage with performers,
    Agence France-Presse reported.
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  • Google Cultural
    Institute launched an immersive 360-degree viewing experience in an alliance

    • Google has begun
      letting online viewers get prime seats to ballets, operas and orchestra
      concerts, or even virtually step on stage with performers,
      Agence France-Presse reported.
    •  
    • Google Cultural
      Institute launched an immersive 360-degree viewing experience in an alliance
      with more than 60 performing arts organizations, including Carnegie Hall and
      the Paris Opera.
    •  
    • “The new
      Performing Arts exhibition gives you a view that’s even closer than a front-row
      seat in the house,” Institute director Amit Sood said in a blog post.
    •  
    • “With 360-degree
      performance recordings, you can choose a dancer’s-eye view of the crowd, or
      look down from the stage into the orchestra pit.”
    •  
    • Members of virtual
      audiences are also given opportunities to peek backstage
    •  
    • “At the world’s
      leading performing arts venues – like Carnegie Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie,
      the Bolshoi Theatre – artists, costume designers, musicians, stage crews and
      many more all come together to create the perfect moment on stage,” Sood
      said.
    •  
    • Online visitors can
      visit the wig workshop at the opera house in Brussels or peer at the historic arches
      beneath the stage of the Fundacao Teatro Municipal in Sao Paolo, according to
      Google.
    •  
    • Street View imagery
      in Google Maps will provide backstage scenes, and let people check out views
      from various parts of venues.

     

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