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be a really interesting series of presentations and a good chance to
Random Dance Company
Virtual-Physical Bodies//the future synthesis
ResCen: Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts
17 - 19 September 1999
>From 14.00 on Friday 17th to 15.00 on Sunday 19th
Middlesex University, Trent Park, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ
Virtual-Physical Bodies//the future synthesis is a research project jointly
devised by shinkansen and Random Dance Company in London and financially
supported by London Arts Board 'Digital Initiatives' fund and Middlesex
This Symposium will look at the growing possibilities for the synthesis of
the virtual and physical body in the context of:
* overviewing the history of interaction between dance and technology
* visions of the future - the role of the performer, choreography and
* potentials for new body representation in dance through the creation of
computer based physical animations
* the evolution of telematics (online transmission of live events) and the
incorporation of this into dance performance
Symposium contributors will include: GHISLAINE BODDINGTON (Britain), WAYNE
MCGREGOR(Britain), YACOV SHARIR(Israel/North America), THECLA SCHIPHORST
(North America) and SCOTT DE LA HUNTA (Netherlands/USA). See details
Informed by practical experiments with dance and cyberdance, the Symposium
follows on from a four day workshop with London choreographers and movement
artists including the Random Dance Company on the creation of computer
generated cyberdancers and the use of these dancers into realtime
VIRTUAL-PHYSICAL BODIES//the future synthesis is hosted by RESCEN - a newly
established research centre at Middlesex University designed to be a bridge
between universities and the practices of professional artists. This
Symposium therefore welcomes professionals from both these sectors with an
interest in dance and technology.
There is a registration fee of =A340/=A325 concession to attend . This fee
includes Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch. Places are restricted to 60
people. You are advised to book early. If you wish to attend please
complete an advance registration form.
REGISTRATION CONTACT POINT
ANN NEUFF - CENTRE CO-ORDINATOR
RESCEN - CENTRE FOR RESEARCH INTO CREATION IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
TRENT PARK, BRAMLEY ROAD, LONDON N14 4YZ
T- 0181 362 6288 F - 0181 362 6148 E - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual-Physical Bodies//the future synthesis
Moderated by Ghislaine Boddington, Research Associate for Technology and
Performing Arts at ResCen, Middlesex University.
* Open Studios for the last few hours of the worksho. Participants are
London choreographers and movement artists including the Random Dance
* Presentation by Thecla Schiphorst (North America) exploring theme of and
concepts of Virtuality. Vancouver based choreographer and computer media
artist and Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts (British
* Lecture demonstration by Ghislaine Boddington & Wayne McGregor (Britain)
exploring digital body representation in live performance. Ghislaine
Boddington is a director, dramturg and artistic director of shinkansen.
Wayne McGregor is a dancer and choreographer and founder of Random Dance
* Input from workshop tutor, Yacov Sharir (Israel / North America)
Professor of dance and technology at the University of Texas, founder of
the Sharir Dance Company and teacher of computer aided choreography/virtual
reality and Cyberspace in the Arts graduate courses and workshops.
* 'digital (dance) excavations: contexts and continuities' from Scott
Choreographer, teacher, organiser, researcher and consultant in the digital
dance field and partner of Writing Research As.sociates
* Introduction to ResCen - Centre for Research Into Creation in the
Performing Arts by Head of Centre, Professor Christopher Bannerman
* Beautiful grounds of Trent Park, Middlesex University
* Sunday brunch on the South Bank, London
DV8 in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, SE1 15th -
19th & 21st - 25th September 1999
irtual-Physical Bodies//the future synthesis
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th September 1999
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FORM
Places are restricted to 60 people so please register as soon as possible.
Registration will proceed in order of receipt. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 3rd
I wish to register for the Virtual-Physical Bodies//the future synthesis
two days Symposium from 17 - 19th September 1999.
Preferred means of communication: email fax post
SPECIAL NEEDS : we will endeavour to accommodate the following:
Translation (please specify language- the symposium will be in English)
Dietary requirements (please specify)
Other needs (physical access, sign language)
Rate: =A340/=A325 concession inclusive of Saturday lunch and Sunday Brunch
exclusive of travel and accommodation costs
Please send me a list of hotels and guesthouses
I will travel by car and need an on site parking permit
I agree to pay the registration fee. Please inform me
of the payment details.
Please return this registration form to Ann Neuff - Centre Co-ordinator,
ResCen, Trent Park, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ.
Tel: + 44 (0) 181 362 6288
Fax: + 44 (0) 181 362 6148
YOU WILL RECEIVE FURTHER DETAILS ON CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PLACE.