Beyond the Screen- Digital Dancing 1997
24th October 1997- 9th November 1997

Digital Technology allows 84 year old Choreographer to 'dance' again

Choreographer and Animator from Terminator II work together

Ghosts & Astronauts - Halloween Performance links audiences at two venues simultaneously

The schedule for the event can be viewed here as a block diagram.

As well as the events listed below Digital Dancing '97 has commissioned 6 teams of digital artists and choreographers to be resident at Riverside for two weeks to produce will also be hosting a wide variety of talks and demonstrations, providing opportunities for dance students and new choreographers to be introduced to a wide variety of digital technologies.

SATURDAY 25th October, 7 pm
Digital Dancing Launch Party

SUNDAY 26th October
Motion Capture demonstrations.

MONDAY 27th October- FRIDAY 31st October
Our six resident digital artists and choreographer teams start work on their individual projects.

FRIDAY 31st October, 8pm
Ghosts and Astronauts An exciting first venture for Digital Dancing is a live telepresence performance on Halloween, linking digital choreographers and dancers performing simultaneously at Riverside Studios and the Place Theatre.

SATURDAY 1st November 10.30- 12.30
Go behind the scenes of Friday's telepresence event and see how it's done!

SUNDAY 2nd November
Thecla Schiphorst, one of the original devisors of the software Lifeforms will be presenting some of her work and will be available for questions.

MONDAY 3rd November- FRIDAY 7th November
Our six resident digital artist and choreographer teams continue work on their individual projects.

SATURDAY 8th November
Beyond the Screen Showcase of our resident digital artist and choreographers.

SUNDAY 9th November
Post festival debate- "Where do we go from here?"


For more information please ring Suzanne Kelly on 0171 226 0266 or e-mail

Ticket information please ring the Riverside Studio box office on 0181 741 2255

Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.