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Livestreamed on this page Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 6 a.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC -7) / 8 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 9 a.m. EDT (Montréal, UTC -4) / 14:00 BDT (London, UTC +0).

Kingston, Ontario At The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
12 June 2019

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Digital + Performance Convening

at the foldA Festival in Kingston, Ontario

12 June 2019

On 12 June 2019 in Kingston, Ontario, HowlRound Theatre Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance co-produced a one day Digital + Performance Convening that brought together up to fifty practitioners, curators, and scholars from the US and Canada working at the intersection of performance and digital technology for a day of discussion that aims to break open assumptions and reveal future possibilities for the art form. 

foldA convening participants sit in a full circle

Digital + Performance convening participants.

Our goals for the Digital + Performance Convening are to:

  • Interrogate: Where is digital technology now in the performance landscape? How are we using it? What are the opportunities and challenges therein? Where is it going?
  • Demonstrate the Value of Digital: Explore what’s working and its potential. Integrate practical applications into the Convening itself.
  • Exchange: Share knowledge, perspectives, approaches, and concrete tools.

This event kicked off foldA, a Festival of Live Digital Art—a four-day event 12-15 June that investigates the ways digital and online technologies are transforming the performing arts. The festival featured livestreams, live performances, hands-on workshops, and conversations with some of Canada’s innovative artists.

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Wednesday 12 June 2019

Session One: Welcome and Digital + Performance in the Here and Now

6:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. PDT (Vancouver UTC -7) /9:00 a.m. EDT (New York UTC-4) /  2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. BST (London UTC+1)

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Featured attendees: Kristin Marting, David Saltz, Cynthia Ling Lee, Milton Lim, and Remy Siu.

Session Two: AR/VR/Mixed Reality

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT (Vancouver UTC -7) /11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT (New York UTC-4) /  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BST (London UTC+1)

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Featured attendees: Janani Balasubramanian, Gada Jane, Ian Garrett, Beth Kates, and Andrew Sempere.

Session Three: From Monologue to Dialogue

11:00a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PDT (Vancouver UTC -7) / 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT (New York UTC-4) /  7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. BST (London UTC+1)

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Featured attendees: JD Derbyshire, Jenn Stephenson, Kristin McWharter, Whit MacLaughlin, and Brenda Bakker Harger.

Session Four: Digital Utopias and Closing

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT (Vancouver UTC -7) / 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT (New York UTC-4) /  8:45 p.m. 10:00 p.m. BST (London UTC+1)

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Featured attendees: Alex Bulmer, Chantal Bilodeau,Kevin Cunningham (3 legged dog), Sage Crump, Wes Taylor, and Abigail Vega.

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About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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