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Finish the Fight and Making the Virtual Visceral
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Finish the Fight and Making the Virtual Visceral

by Rebecca Salzhauer
24 September 2020
Livestreaming a Symposium: Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020)
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Livestreaming a Symposium: Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020)

A Virtual Reality Symposium for Canadian artists and XR technologists, exploring creation and performance in X

Friday 2 October to Saturday 10 October
Canada
Livestreaming a Performance to Camera: Lavender Man
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Livestreaming a Performance to Camera: Lavender Man

An online conversation between two artists Tania El Khoury and Mohamad Ali “Dali” Agrebi

Saturday 24 October 2020
United Kingdom
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
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Livestreaming culturecapital:online LUKE REECE vs DANI FECKO
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Livestreaming culturecapital:online LUKE REECE vs DANI FECKO

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Tuesday 27 October 2020
Canada

Presenting the fourth round of culturecapital:online LUKE REECE vs DANI FECKO livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (Toronto, UTC-4) / Thursday 21 May 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

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Livestreaming a Performance to Camera: Lavender Man
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Livestreaming a Performance to Camera: Lavender Man

An online conversation between two artists Tania El Khoury and Mohamad Ali “Dali” Agrebi

Saturday 24 October 2020
United Kingdom

performingbordersLIVE20 and Live Art Development Agency present Lavender Man, a performance to camera, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 24 October 2020 at 1:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 6:30 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:30 CEST (UTC+2).

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Livestreaming Downtown Variety: Take 15
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Livestreaming Downtown Variety: Take 15

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 23 October 2020
New York City

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: Take 15 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 23 October 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Livestreaming a Performance: RE:seeding, in correspondence Performance to Camera by Jade Montserrat
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Livestreaming a Performance: RE:seeding, in correspondence Performance to Camera by Jade Montserrat

A new performance to camera suggesting that there is a connection between ourselves and the earth

Friday 23 October 2020
London, United Kingdom

performingbordersLIVE20 and Live Art Development Agency present a performance of RE:seeding, in correspondence Performance to Camera by Jade Montserrat livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 23 October 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 7 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1) / 20:00 CEST (UTC+2).

digital rendering of city street with white text PERFORMANCE XR 2020
Livestreaming a Symposium: Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020)
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Livestreaming a Symposium: Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020)

A Virtual Reality Symposium for Canadian artists and XR technologists, exploring creation and performance in X

Friday 2 October to Saturday 10 October
Canada

Toasterlab presents the symposium Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Friday 2 October to Saturday 10 October 2020.

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Livestreaming culturecapital:online JENNA RODGERS vs MADDIE BAUTISTA
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Livestreaming culturecapital:online JENNA RODGERS vs MADDIE BAUTISTA

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Wednesday 30 September 2020
Canada

Presenting the third round of culturecapital:online JENNA RODGERS vs MADDIE BAUTISTA livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (Toronto, UTC-4) / Thursday 21 May 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

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Finish the Fight and Making the Virtual Visceral
Essay

Finish the Fight and Making the Virtual Visceral

24 September 2020

Rebecca Salzhauer writes about Finish the Fight, a piece of online theatre that reminds viewers how theatre is a communion, a two-sided contract between storyteller and story-hearer, bound by the terms of being alive.

artists onstage under green light
A Performance of Re-Re-Generation
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A Performance of Re-Re-Generation

Re-imagining performances originally created for Re-Fest 2020, CultureHub’s annual festival that brings together artists, technologists, and activists

Saturday 19 September 2020
Los Angeles, California

CultureHub LA presented a performance Re-Re-Generation livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 19 September 2020 at 7 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 9 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Downtown Variety: Take 14
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Downtown Variety: Take 14

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 18 September 2020
New York City

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: Take 14 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 18 September 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Making Theatre, or Something Else Entirely, in a Pandemic
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Making Theatre, or Something Else Entirely, in a Pandemic

On Protests and Virtual Performance

16 September 2020

Soyica Colbert sits down with playwright Natsu Onoda Power to talk about protesting against the United States military presence in Okinawa, Japan; in-person audiences versus virtual ones, Natsu’s new piece Okiniawa Demo Reel, and more.

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culturecapital:online MARK HOPKINS vs RALPH ESCAMILLAN
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culturecapital:online MARK HOPKINS vs RALPH ESCAMILLAN

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Wednesday 2 September 2020
Canada

The second round of culturecapital:online MARK HOPKINS vs RALPH ESCAMILLAN livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 2 September 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (Toronto, UTC-4) / Thursday 21 May 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

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Classical Theatre in Another Strange Land
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Classical Theatre in Another Strange Land

3 September 2020

Esther Fernández talks about closing the gap that separates classical and contemporary theatre and discusses the piece En otro reino extraño, a polyphonic work composed of scenes from Lope de Vega’s plays; snippets of informal conversations between the actors in Zoom chats; poems transmogrified into electrocumbia, punk, and pop songs; and video montage.

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Melted Snow on Virtual Stages
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Melted Snow on Virtual Stages

26 August 2020

Seattle-based Jasmine Mahmoud talks to New York–based Autumn Knight about Knight’s recent performance Our Water is Melted Snow, geography and audiences, and staging and presence across screens.

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Intimacy Direction in the Time of Physical Distance
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Intimacy Direction in the Time of Physical Distance

25 August 2020

As artists and companies re-examine the failures of their infrastructures and unconscious biases, Emily C. A. Snyder argues that the lessons learned and challenges faced so far within the field of intimacy direction may be of particular value.

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Crowdsourcing Theatre Practice in a Time of COVID
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Crowdsourcing Theatre Practice in a Time of COVID

20 August 2020

Barbara Fuchs and Elena Araoz share information about their new projects that attempt to make sense of the transformations to the theatre field and put a call out for artists to help chart these transformations.

a woman looking up.
A Conversation with Igor Golyak and Wang Chong (ASL-interpreted)
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A Conversation with Igor Golyak and Wang Chong (ASL-interpreted)

Discussing the online performance State vs. Natasha Banina and the state of online theatre

Wednesday 19 August 2020
Boston MA, United States

ArtsEmerson presented A Conversation with Igor Golyak and Wang Chong livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 11 August 2020 at 9 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10 a.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 15:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 16:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

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Theatre, Clown, and Physical Comedy… Online?
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Theatre, Clown, and Physical Comedy… Online?

17 August 2020

Charlie Peters, who has spent the early days of the pandemic thinking about and experimenting with how physical comedy can (and can’t) live online, shares what he’s learned.

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Downtown Variety: Take 13
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Downtown Variety: Take 13

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 14 August 2020
United States

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: Take 13 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 14 August 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

a face in a circle in a photo of space, with red and blue swirls
Reactor Cluj's EXEUNT
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Reactor Cluj's EXEUNT

produced as part of the program "Posthuman. Performative approaches".

Thursday 30 July 2020
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

REACTOR presented EXEUNT livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 20:00 EEST (Cluj-Napoca, UTC +3) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2). / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7)

an actor onstage with a large projection behind them
Distanced Devotion
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Distanced Devotion

Grumelot’s Game Over Brings Us Closer

30 July 2020

Barbara Fuchs writes about Game Over, a devised piece by the Spanish company Grumelot, which was a profound exploration of storytelling across multiple platforms, including Zoom, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Spotify.

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Café La MaMa Live: July Month
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Café La MaMa Live: July Month

Hosted and Curated by Mateo Hurtado, in association with the Brown Theatre Collective

Tuesday 21 July 2020
New York City

La MaMa Experimental Theater Club presented Café La MaMa Live: July Month livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 21 July 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 1 p.m HST (Honoloulu UTC-10) / 3 p.m. AKDT (Anchorage, UTC-8).

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LiveLab Meet-Up
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LiveLab Meet-Up

An introduction to LiveLab and the creative potentials of working online

Wednesday 15 July 2020
United States

CultureHub presented the first LiveLab Meet-Up livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Tech in Performance: The Great Leveller or The Great Unequaliser?
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Tech in Performance: The Great Leveller or The Great Unequaliser?

Moderated by Felipe Cervera with speakers Madeleine Flynn, Elizabeth Kow, and Brandon Tay

Tuesday 14 July 2020
Singapore

ArtsEquator presented Tech in Performance: The Great Leveller or The Great Unequaliser? livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 7:30 p.m. SGT (Singapore, UTC +8) / 8:30 p.m. KST (Seoul, UTC +9) / 12:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 13:30 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 7:30 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4)

What I Learned from Making an Opera on Zoom
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What I Learned from Making an Opera on Zoom

7 July 2020

Kamala Sankaram talks about the process of developing an opera on Zoom and shares advice based on what she and her team learned.

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Downtown Variety: Take 12
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Downtown Variety: Take 12

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 3 July 2020
United States

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: Take 12 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 3 July 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).