Splitting centre : directing attention in trans-media dance performance

Vincent, J., Vincs, K. and McCormick, J. 2015, Splitting centre : directing attention in trans-media dance performance, in ISEA 2015 : Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, [The Conference], [Vancouver, B.C.], pp. 1-1.


Title Splitting centre : directing attention in trans-media dance performance
Author(s) Vincent, J.ORCID iD for Vincent, J. orcid.org/0000-0001-9032-433X
Vincs, K.
McCormick, J.ORCID iD for McCormick, J. orcid.org/0000-0002-5347-0378
Conference name International Symposium on Electronic Art (21st : 2015 : Vancouver, British Columbia)
Conference location Vancouver, British Columbia
Conference dates 14-18 Apr. 2015
Title of proceedings ISEA 2015 : Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
Publication date 2015
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher [The Conference]
Place of publication [Vancouver, B.C.]
Keyword(s) dance
trans-media performance
digital and virtual environments
mobile devices
interactive apps
tweet seats
Summary In theatrical vernacular, the term ‘splitting centre’ refers to two performers staged at an equal distance from a centre point and sharing the focus of the audience. This term encapsulates the notion that two people (or, in the case of trans-media dance, two or more performance entities) are dividing the attention of the audience, operating as equal collaborators in a performance context. The augmentation of live performance with 3D projected scenography and mobile devices offers a starting point for discussions on the potential for dramaturgy, choreographic process, and changing expectations for audience behaviour in the theatre. In 2014, Deakin Motion.Lab premiered The Crack Up, a trans-media dance work that incorporated live performance, 3D digital scenography, and The Crack Up App, an app for mobile devices that audience members were invited to interact with during the performance. This investigation into the potential of trans-media dance performance, (defined here as a live performance in which both the digital and biological elements are choreographed as artistic equals within the theatrical context) with the addition of a mobile device raises questions about how the makers of trans-media dance might direct the attention of their audiences when the work is performed simultaneously across multiple platforms.
ISBN 9781910172001
Language eng
Field of Research 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2015, The Conference
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Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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