Dance Screenings & Video Projects using Digital Media
28-minute video of Dance Theatre of Ireland's SOUL
SURVIVOR was composed by Tim Redfern, Dublin Institute of
Technology, Digital Media Centre, who provided 3-d graphics for
Video 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
....Dance Theatre of Ireland is among the most important explorers
in the field of digital art" Ballet International (Nov.
Robert Connor 2000
Projected real time video projections of the performers create a
subtle backdrop to the dance. Shooting at a slow shutter speed,
the movements blur with swift motion and--with a strange stop/start
quality-- become whispy abstractions of the kinetic gestures.
have come to expect a lot from Dance Theatre of Ireland.
This latest show is one of their best..splendid soundscape and dancing...beautiful."
Don Smith, Evening Herald
strongly visual and subtle new work .an exciting new departure for
the Company.an array of visual delights and a parade of focused
MacReamoinn, The Sunday Tribune
many signs of being 'human' in some of the best possible ways..excellent
dancers.all fluid, fluent, highly worked bodies .ample supplies
of good dancing. a delight to watch."
a gigantic white canvas on three sides. .intricate long shadows
thrown by the dancers. flooded by Mark Galione's alternately blue,
violet, yellow and red lighting . and mutated (at times) into a
giant movie screen.."
Mulrooney, What's On Where (WOW)
the Light Fantastic...Sustained applause well deserved for the athletic
and controlled performances of the six dancers.fine dramatic score.stylish
black costumes by Marc O'Neill.well worth seeing."
Robert Connor; Original Music: Fran
Hegarty; Design: Robert Connor; Lighting:
Marc Galione; Costumes: Marc O'Neil;
Video Capture: Sheelagh Honan; Dancers:
Muirne Bloomer, Robert Connor, Niamh Condron, JJ Formento, Romain
Guion, Olwen Grindley, (Robert Jackson, Tour)
Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick 2001
Theatre of Ireland has broken new ground with EVIDENCE.Their
incursions into territory where technology and performance can flourish
have made a startling advance with video imaging now becoming a
virtual dancing partner.with inventive and subtle skill..the cinematic
effect is perfectly attuned to the choreographic intent.Robert Connor
& Loretta Yurick's brave concept is also beautifully realised by
the dancers. video design and animation (by Elena Doyle & Tim Redfern
leaves us with) closing images that resemble waving panels of stained
glass.. a wonderful energising triple bill."
Seona MacReamoinn, SUNDAY TRIBUNE
modern dance, part theatre, part performance art, part installation,
EVIDENCE is an experience not to be missed.the movements are
simply mesmerising.breathtaking.a powerful evening's entertainment..leave(s)
you speechless but the images will remain with you long after the
lights go down. Unmissable."
Cristin Leach, RTE ACE, Arts, Culture & Entertainment
".very moving performances."
John Kelly, RTE TV 1, The View
thought it was magnificent."
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, RTE TV 1,The View