[dance-tech] Invitation to preview of A Midsummer Night's Dream: An experimental performance using digital technology & virtual fairies

  • From: "Sita Popat" <S.Popat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Scott Palmer" <S.D.Palmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 21:29:06 -0000

*Please excuse cross-postings*

You are invited to a preview performance of: 

A Midsummer Night?s Dream by William Shakespeare
An experimental performance using digital technology and virtual fairies

Thursday 15th March, 7.30 p.m
The Performance Centre, Bretton Hall campus
School of Performance & Cultural Industries
University of Leeds

The fairy world of Shakespeare?s 'Dream' has been given a contemporary twist 
through the work of academics and students at the University of Leeds.  
Projected scenery is used to create a dynamic and fluid virtual world, where 
digitally animated sprites interact with live performers.  Virtual fairies 
combine with echoes of the corporate world of 'The Apprentice' and the use of 
popular dance music to create a heady, eclectic theatrical mix.

Directors Scott Palmer and Dr Sita Popat, from the School of Performance & 
Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, have been working in this field 
over the last two years in collaboration with digital media artists KMA.  It is 
the first time that our experimental research has been showcased to a public 
theatre audience. 

There will be a brief post-show discussion where we would welcome your critical 
and constuctive feedback. Drinks will be provided! 

You can reserve your free tickets for the Preview performance on Thursday 15th 
March through the Performance Centre box office on 0113 343 9245 or by email at 
boxoffice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx .  If you can't make the Thursday then we 
would be delighted to see you at one of the public performances on Friday 16th 
March or Saturday 17th March @ 7.30 p.m (tickets priced £4.50).

This work has been funded with assistance from the Faculty of Performance, 
Visual Arts & Communications at the University of Leeds, NESTA (National 
Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), and AHRC (Arts & Humanities 
Research Council). 

We do hope you will join us.

Sita and Scott


Dr Sita Popat & Scott Palmer
School of Performance & Cultural Industries
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT

s.popat@xxxxxxxxxxx / s.d.palmer@xxxxxxxxxxx
0113 343 9196 / 0113 343 9093
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/paci/projectingperformance/home.html




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