|DIGITAL DANCING 1998|
Digital Dancing 98 continues for its 5th year as a Dance Umbrella event.|
|What it is|
Digital Dancing is neither a workshop nor conference but sets out to create a unique space in which teams of artists - led by choreographers - can produce new work in a milieu that encourages experimentation with digital technology and dance. Digital Dancing 98 is taking place at the new Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street in London, SE1 from Monday 19th October for three weeks. Digital Dancing is an idea by Terry Braun who continues to produce this yearly event.
|And this year|
This year we are particularly interested in developing ways in which the teams can present their work to potential sources of funding, commissions or professional development. This will entail presentations of work to key decision makers in the arts, media and culture. We will also continue to organise special introductory sessions for dance and new media students and teachers.
Digital Dancing 97 commissioned Susan Kozel and her team to produce "Ghosts and Astronauts", a live telepresence dance work for Halloween that linked Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London with the Place Theatre in Euston, London. This year we have commissioned Random Dance Company, and Company in Space, to create a dance piece as an international live link simultaneously between Digital Dancing in London and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Last year six bursary award winning teams spent two weeks producing Digital Dance projects at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith working alongside a series of public and private events focussing on one of the most interesting growth areas in the arts. During Digital Dancing 97 there was an emphasis, supported by an Arts For Everyone grant, on producing work that could be further developed over the 12 months between Digital Dancing 97 and Digital Dancing 98.
|This year, with the remaining funds from the Arts For Everyone grant, we
want to both develop projects from last year's teams as well as encourage
new teams of choreographers & digital artists to participate by selecting a
maximum of six teams to create work for Digital Dancing 98.
For more information on who was commissioned, which projects are being developed and when the main public events are;
Ring Suzanne: 00 44 (0)171 654 0102
Email Terry: email@example.com
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