Slaves to technology ? Contemporary dance artists, Joumana Mourad (iJAD Dance Company) and John Darvell (Nocturn Dance Company) speak about their current development projects which seek to engage with audiences using social media and the web. Their final performances can be viewed both online and in the Theatre, but are fundamentally informed by the inclusive thinking of internet culture.
Opinions and experiences within the wider dance community, relationships to technology and live performance along with the artists own thoughts about their funding guidelines from Arts Council England.
iJAD have been working on their “Secrets” project since 2011, attracting anonymous contributors to post secrets and untold stories on their website. This material then forms the basis of the evolving performance work, parts of which have been shared via live streaming video from the company’s rehearsal space.
Nocturn reference network addresses with their “192” project, which plants unexpected images and clues around both the web and real world locations in an attempt to attract the curious into viewing their ultimate, voyeuristic online experience.
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