Dates announced for The Network Performing Arts Production Workshop 2016

The Network Performing Arts Production Workshop, the annual conference showcasing the latest technologies for long-distance artistic collaboration and education, will take place on21-23 March, the organisers have announced.

The conference, which is presented by the New World Symphony, Internet2 and GÉANT, will be take place at New World Symphony’s campus the New World Center in Miami, US and aims to accelerate research, advance education and create artistic collaborations in the digital space.

Demonstrations and performances will also take place including a performance by a New World Symphony Trumpet Fellow with an organist in Prague, Czech Republic; a “telepresence” theatre work examining the cultural ties formed by immigrants between their adopted home and their place of origin featuring actors in Miami joined by multiple remote performers in various countries; and an improvisatory dance off between troupes in Detroit and Miami.

Presenters at the workshop include Ann Doyle, founder of Internet2’s Cultural Initiatives; Sigita Jurkynaité, project management assistant, GÉANT (Amsterdam); Chris Chafe, director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University; Claudio Allocchio, advanced applications coordinator of GARR, and LOLA project coordinator (Italy); Sven Ubik, senior researcher, CESNET (Czech Republic); Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo, head of communications, CSUC (Barcelona); Justin Trieger, director of distance learning and new media, New World Symphony (Miami Beach); Jesper Andersen, associate professor and head of Tonmeister Studies, Royal Danish Academy of Music (Denmark); Matt Parkin, digital content production and studio services, Royal College of Music (London); Dan Nichols, Northern Illinois University School of Music; Ian Biscoe, artist, Falmouth University; Brigid Baker, director, 6th Street Dance Studio; Jana Bitterova, choreographer; Greg Howe, director of Distance Learning, Cleveland Institute of Music; Christianne Orto, founding director of digital learning programme, Manhattan School of Music; Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, chair eCulture (APAN) and DCHH (MYREN), University of Malaysia.

Registration for the workshop is USD250 (€230) for Internet2 members or USD325 (€299) for non-members, inclusive of meals, and can be purchased from Internet2.