Pop-up-Stage ARENA is an interactive dance performance in public space supported by augmented reality (AR). 

The theme is the emergence of relationships of people across space and time. How does social community take place? Theatre as a building is architecture for community. ARENA builds a temporary virtual theatre that is created through the presence of spectators.

A temporary virtual theatre stage will be created in a small mobile technical stage construction and an app for iPads/tablets that uses augmented reality (AR) and sensors attached to the body or costume for motion tracking. The audience will be part of an interactive 3D and sound architecture.

At the centre is the desire to allow theatre to take place when (analogue) stages are no longer accessible.

ARENA is a Unesco City of Media Arts project, support by the Cultural Office | Kulturbüro of the City of Karlsruhe and also supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for the Arts and Media within the framework of Neustart Kultur (Restart Culture).