You may have heard about this one: I have been the Dramaturg in a groundbreaking show that was live online to watch and interact with, no matter where you were. It happened on Monday 23, Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 January at 2pm & 7pm.
IJAD Dance Company world premiere of Walk into Space, an interactive, dynamic performance exploring the Universe. Set against a backdrop of real-time views of space, via satellite telescope, Walk into Space turned the performance space, the dancers, and the audience into TIME, SPACE, MATTER, STARS and HUMAN BEINGS! The event also showed the launch of IJAD’s creative digital platform, Open Online Theatre.
Open Online Theatre brings together digital technology and sensography (choreography tailored specifically for online streaming) to revolutionise communication between artist and audience. Open Online Theatre builds on IJAD’s ongoing mission to embed you in the creative process – to take you on a journey from inspiration to creation where day by day you see the evolution from thought to incarnation. This was a chance to shape how we Walk into Space, both in the run-up to the show and during the performances.
What are Live Co-Creations?
‘There is no such thing as being alone in the universe, and there is no such thing as being creative alone. Everything – every creative impulse, every creative gift of beauty, everything is a co-creation.’– Gary Zukav
What we call live Co-Creations are live performances and art, inspired and shaped by you as you interact with the artists on social media and within our platform in real time. It puts the audience in the role of creator. Your ideas will shape the performance, and you can interact with it in infinite ways. Each interaction brings a new element to it, bringing it to life in a new way, and becoming part of it.As the audience, you can watch live performances or delve in and affect them, see your creative ideas develop into real ideas before your eyes. This is the real magic of co-creation. Participation is the process. Its how we’ll make amazing new things together now. Our live co-creations are an open rehearsal and you will be invited to feed into the creative process throughout the whole period leading up the performance. During he co-creation process you will be working alongside us and the artists to create together and share our ideas. You can watch a live stream of the performance as it unfolds and watch your suggestions, ideas and brainwaves affect it. Each performance works in this way, a theme, an ever expanding collection of ideas and inspiration and brilliant new things brought forward from the minds of our members.