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Keynote Speech Senses of Liveness for Digital Times by Sally Jane Norman at IETM Amsterdam Plenary Meeting 2016—Thursday 14 April 2016


IETM’s Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam: Live Art in Digital Times presented the opening keynote speech Senses of Liveness for Digital Times by Sally Jane Norman livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 14 April at 16:00-17:00 CEST (Amsterdam) / 3 p.m.-4 p.m. BST (London) / 14:00-15:00 GMT / 10 a.m.-11 a.m. EDT (New York) / 7 a.m.-8 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 17:00-18:00 EEST (Bucharest) / 19:30 p.m.-20:30 p.m. IST (New Delhi) / 22:00-23:00 SGT (Singapore) / 23:00-00:00 JST (Tokyo) / 00:00-01:00 Friday 15 April AEST (Sydney). 

You can share your impressions of the speech by using the hashtag #IETMAmsterdam on Twitter.

Senses of Liveness for Digital Times

Performing arts allow us to creatively challenge digitally remediated experience, and to collectively reflect on and explore its prolific scales, materials, and modes of existence. Through celebrations of diversity and idiosyncrasy, live performance helps us counter the normative, deadly pressures of digitization. This keynote will look at how theatre—Artaud's crucible—is a uniquely powerful means for mobilizing the poetic energies that characterise what is human, and what it is to be human. This in turn is seen as a source of vital resilience, tuning our senses of liveness to digital—and post-digital—times.

Sally Jane Norman joined the University of Sussex in 2010 as Professor of Performance Technologies, steering a major performing arts refurbishment project until her engagement in 2015 as founding Co-Director of the Sussex Humanities Lab, where she leads the Digital Performance research strand. Her publications on liveness and performing arts, in areas ranging from ancient theatre to digital networks, are strongly informed by her experimental practice. She is regularly engaged in international cultural policy and research consultation and lobbying initiatives.

IETM Amsterdam, 14-17 April
With “Live Arts in Digital Times” as its main theme, IETM Amsterdam will gather more than 600 performing arts professionals from all over the world to exchange ideas in an informal way, build closer relations with international partners and engage in a collective reflection on the crucial topics affecting the sector today.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre, arts, and cultural community. The channel is at howlround.tv and is a free and shared resource for live events and performances relevant to the world's live arts fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Follow and use hashtag #howlround in Twitter to participate in a community of peers revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field. Our community uses the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). You can become a producer and co-produce with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, contact @HowlRound on Twitter, 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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