Unframed Discussion on the Future of Live Performance
Iain Court, director of dance production and senior instructor at CU Boulder's Department of Theatre & Dance, and Aron Altmark, creative director and founder of entertainment design firm Visual Endeavors, Inc., will free form through a range of ideas as to where live performance may be developing, including VR/AR, wearables and xR. They will also discuss the gamification of performance environments and pervasiveness of versions of immersion–connecting narratives, and using technology without it becoming overbearing. There is a lot they don't know, but they are happy to invent answers to your questions!
Iain Court,director of dance production and senior instructor at CU Boulder's Department of Theatre & Dance, has been a maker and observer for a number of years, first in Australia, then touring through Europe and now 15 years in the USA. He has always been attracted to master storytellers and those who manipulate technology to fit their needs rather than following the accepted best practice. Iain has also been an enabler and teacher throughout his arts practice, encouraging others to step out of their comfort zones, inspired by quotes from the Tiger Lillies’ Shockheaded Peter:“Art should be fatal, if it isn’t, it’s no good.” This philosophy has taken him in various teaching roles, including Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts, the Sydney Opera House, as well as consulting on Australia’s National Standards for the Entertainment Industry, CALARTS and several universities.
Aron Altmark, creative director and founder of entertainment design firm Visual Endeavors, Inc., is a Live Design contributor and technical editor, and an all-around master of wit and currently an all-round dog dad . Altmark's background in dance and theatre as well as clubs and music festivals lends him a wide range of skills in production/lighting design and show programming for the likes of Tiësto, Logic, and The Chainsmokers as well as Gerald Casel Dance, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, and UNLV Opera & Nevada Conservatory Theatre.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:30am to 12:30pmVirtual Event