Listen to this podcast featuring Professor Alison Oddey who shares her experience and knowledge of devising theatre, discussing the meaning of the term, its history and its presence in theatre practices.
Alison Oddey is a Professor of Contemporary Performance & Visual Culture at the University of Derby and the writer of Devising Theatre - A Practical and Theoretical Handbook.
For all those theatre makers out there. Check this out.
National Theatre Live to broadcast the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
We’re delighted to announce that on 30 January 2014 we will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, directed by Josie Rourke, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, live to cinemas around the world.
Tickets will go on sale from 7 June. Sign up for email updates.
A conversation with Peter Brook. Mark Lawson interviews the theatre guru at the National Theatre.
“Rehearsal is a responsive system based on motion tracking technology which was made possible with the Kinect Sensor and visualized with vvvv software. The participant is invited into an environment where their silhouette is abstracted and projected onto opposing surfaces composed of lines. These lines suggest a rigid and regimented architecture. However once the participant begins to move, the rigid lines become fluid and respond, warp and fluctuate while sounds begin to resonate in response to the participants gestures. The data collected from the gestures of participants is forwarded to a synthesizer over Pure Data and processed according to the user interaction.”
Is this the death knell for cable, DirecTV and Dish packages? Is this going to force an à la carte subscription service model to be made available? Please, please, please make it so!
Google nears launch of paid YouTube subscriptions, report says
In its quest to pull in premium content, Google is apparently ready to roll out its first set of paid YouTube channel subscriptions.
Advertising Age: YouTube Set to Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Spring
Financial Times: Google set to unveil subscriptions for specialist YouTube videos
This is short film called ‘Positioning The Shed’, that I produced about the temporary theatre The Shed that is currently sitting outside the National Theatre. It contains lots of really interesting information about the relevance of location in the construction of meaning, architectural information and aspirations of the space. It’s very interesting for those interested in theatres and features the rather lovely Michael Mckinnie - head of drama at Queen Mary University. Take a look.
We’ve been hard at work on an app that we’ve called Poems by Heart. It’s a fun memorization game that will challenge you with classic poems from the greats: Shakespeare, Poe, Dickinson, Whitman, Keats, Carroll…. You’ll rank, you’ll improve, and you can share your newly perfected recitations online with friends. Oh, and it’s free to download.
Happy Poetry Month!
P.S. Jen Wang, the wonderful illustrator for the app, talks about the process of creating all the art on a blog post here!
Each member is controlled by an Arduino Uno which is hooked up to an iPad running the MIDI sequencer app Nord Beat. Acito either gets them to play a pre-programmed song or they can do a live show with Acito controlling the MIDI sequencer in real-time.
Photo by Giuseppe Acito.
via The Creators Project.
OMG! When I wad a digital producer at the ROH, this was the film I produced that I was most proud of. However, at the time, The Macmillan estate refused to allow it to be added into YouTube for a variety of reasons.
Nearly four years later I have seen that it has just been uploaded this week.
You have to watch this.
It is Ed Watson, Mara Galeazzi and Jonathan Cope rehearsing a pax des duex from Mayerling.
This is an amazing film, and one of the most humbling experiences of my career to be in the room and have the permission to film this.
Camera work and editing was done by the Ballet Boyz. Share, Re-blog etc, this deserves to be seen and has been hidden for years.