Digital + Performance Convening
at the foldA Festival in Kingston, Ontario
On 12 June 2019 in Kingston, Ontario, HowlRound Theatre Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance will co-produce a one day Digital + Performance Convening that will bring 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.
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 will kick 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 features livestreams, live performances, hands-on workshops, and conversations with some of Canada’s innovative artists.