[dance-tech] PERFORMANCE RESEARCH SEMINAR/WORKSHOP "Turning Social Media into Creative Media

  • From: Johannes Birringer <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:06:51 +0100

i n v i t a t i o n ::

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 , 16:oo – 18:oo
Gaskell Bldg 048    Drama Studio Brunel University, London, UB* 3PH
(off Cleveland Rd


 Joumana Mourad
(IJAD Dance Co.)

“Physical Theatre & Network: Turning Social Media into Creative Media”

This workshop/seminar explores connecting places and people with creative 
expression and asks: How can the digital world help the arts break physical 
boundaries? Digital technologies have changed the way we interact with the 
world in ways not thought possible ten years ago. We want to change it again by 
using social media as a tool to interpret and share artistic content as part of 
a creative process which produces a performance. Our workshop there is “Open 
space” (Bring: Smartphone, tablet, camera, laptop and loose clothes to move in. 
There will be movement involved from a contemporary dance angle, however there 
are other ways to participate if you don’t want to do so physically. We will be 
experimenting with Facebook, Twitter, Qr codes, Google maps, cameras and camera 
phones, and any other platforms you feel comfortable using.

Joumana Mourad is a dancer, choreographer and the artistic director at IJAD 
Dance Company.
Joumana is of Lebanese and Argentinean origins and both cultural 
influences have informed her work: her
movement language, which is a hybrid of 
a range of styles such as Raqs Sharqui, physical theatre, contemporary and 
neo-classical but the outcome is essentially contemporary. She is drawn towards 
immersive forms for engaging her audience. Her early dance training began in 
Beirut and continued at the Laban Centre, London. Following the completion of 
her MA in Dance and Choreography at Middlesex University Mourad has created 
productions for IJAD as well as choreographing for a diverse spectrum of 
organisations that include; Jumeira Productions, Piedo Dance Company USA, 
Polite Company, the National Youth Music Theatre Company and US Advertising 
Agency Big Photographic  
IJAD:   www.ijaddancecompany.com

Entry: Open to All

Performance   Research Seminar Coordinator: Johannes Birringer
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