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into the world of multi-media explores what could be the dream life
of the ubiquitous Technology Park."
in his opening solo is all cool precision in front of computer screens
and at the service of the Celtic Tiger. Tim Redfern's overhead digital
projections could be right out of a U2 concert.non-fiction sci-fi
we all have to come to terms with."
captured human movement projected above and the remarkable non-virtual
presences below.all falling and collapsing so eloquently under the
weight of the next millennium."
28-minute video of Dance Theatre of Ireland's SOUL SURVIVOR
was composed by Tim Redfern, DIT's Digital Media Centre, who provided
3-d graphics for the production.
Film of Soul Survivor combines digital video of the performance
piece with the original graphics and projections to re-create a
new kind of theatrical performance on-screen. The projected imagery
in SOUL SURVIVOR is composed of 3D computer animation, digitally
treated timelapse video, automatically web-gathered imagery and
digitally captured human movement (via motion-capture) with Edinburgh
Virtual Environment Centre. The projections were composited
using a desktop broadcast video workstation.
Survivor, choreographed by Dance Theatre of Ireland's
Artistic Directors Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick, was made
possible through the support of The Arts Council, DIT's Digital
MediaCentre, EDVEC (Edinburgh Virtual Environment Centre) and SANYO.
Dancers: Murine Bloomer, JJ
Formento, Robert Connor, Olwen Grindley and Robert Jackson; Music:
Fran Hegarty & John Ryan; Costumes:
Marc O'Neil and Lighting by Mark Galione.
Theatre of Ireland premiere a new production using Digital Technology
in September 2001
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