English Chinese (Simplified) French German Hindi Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Spanish

aeaf 2017 entries

AEAF Awards Categories

aeaf speaker lineup

AEAF Awards Entries online aartists in motion AEAF Speaker Program

Austral Flora Ballet is a hypnotic fusion of contemporary dance and motion-capture technology that brings Australian botanic wonders to life. Together with choreographer Toogie Barcelo and the animation design team at Bemo in Los Angeles, Huang has crafted a lush spectacle from such beloved floral gems as the New South Wales waratah, kangaroo paws and red beard orchids, all of which have enormous connection for First Nations peoples to their country, story and dance. Australia’s unique native plant species have inspired the animated shapes, colour palette and textures in this magnificent otherworldly opus. The result is a ‘ballet’ of dazzling floral avatars that bloom with human movement across the Sails of Sydney Opera House. Huang’s new piece underscores the connection between the human body, architecture and the natural world through the lens of Australia’s botanical treasures.

CATEGORY: Live Event Installations & Projections

Maxon Cinema4D, Insydium X-Particles, Adobe After Effects


Design/Technical Director: Brandon Parvini
3D Modeler: Patrick Goski
3D Artist: Kenneth Robin
Compositing: William Mendoza
Post Supervisor: Dennis Shin Director: Andrew Thomas Huang

Producer: Olivia Hantken

Design and Animation: BEMO
Executive Producer: Brandon Hirzel
Music Score: Kelsey Lu

Dancer: Genna Moroni
Choreographer: Toogie Barcelo

Motion Capture: Rouge MoCap