FACETS 2021

Artists and audiences exploring creative technologies, interactions, and response.

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When

2nd November 2021
3rd November 2021
4th November 2021
5th November 2021
6th November 2021
12th November 2021
13th November 2021

What time

Various

Location

Lakeside Arts and Broadway

Cost

Various

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Engage in immersive dance, explore Virtual Reality and Volumetric Capture as tools for performance making and enjoy stunning performances live or digitally.

A series of events produced by Tom Dale Company in collaboration with Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham, Kerryn Wise (Displace Studio) and Broadway's Near Now.

FACETS 2021 Events

Tues 2 & Weds 3 Nov

  • SURGE DIGITAL - Tom Dale Company
  • 10:00AM–5:00PM, Lakeside Arts

Tues 2 & Weds 3 Nov

  • Immersive Storytelling Symposium
  • Tues: 12:30PM–5PM, Lakeside Arts
  • Weds: 9:00AM–1:00PM, Lakeside Arts

Tues 2 Nov

  • Immersive Storytelling: Live, Film & VR Experiences
  • 5:30PM–7:30PM, Lakeside Arts

Thurs 4 Nov

  • Virtual Reality & Performance Playday - Displace Studio
  • 10:00AM–3:00PM, Lakeside Arts

Fri 5 & Sat 6 Nov

  • SURGE DIGITAL - Tom Dale Company
  • 12:00PM–8:00PM, Broadway

Tues 9 Nov

  • Makerbox workshop - BBC Connected Studio
  • 13:30PM–4:00PM, Broadway

Fri 12 & Sat 13 Nov

  • FACADES - Displace Studio
  • 10:30AM–7:15PM, Lakeside Arts

Sat 13 Nov

  • SURGE (Live Performance) - Tom Dale Company
  • 3:00PM & 6:00PM, Lakeside Arts

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  • More events to be added soon

Browse all events that are part of FACETS 2021 below.

SURGE Digital (Prototype) by Tom Dale Company

SURGE Digital (Prototype) by Tom Dale Company

SURGE Digital

Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 November, Lakeside Arts

Friday 5 & Saturday 6 November, Broadway

Free, booking required. 15 minutes (no interval). Suitable for ages 14+.

A unique opportunity to engage in the developmental stage of this immersive experience for one. Thematically linked to SURGE LIVE (see event details below), the viewer will find themselves in an organic laboratory - a futuristic playground that is grown not constructed, connected not isolated. A chance to explore movement in liminal space.

Find out more about SURGE LIVE and SURGE DIGITAL at tomdale.org.uk.

Tom Dale Company is funded by Arts Council England. SURGE DIGITAL is supported by the University of Nottingham, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies and the QuestLab Network.

Immersive Storytelling Symposium

Tuesday 2, 12:30PM–5:00PM & Wednesday 3 November, 9:00AM–1:00PM, Lakeside Arts

Free, booking required.

Online or In-person options for attending.

Open to creatives, academics, students.

Opportunities for innovation: using technology to share narrative experiences.

Through a combination of diverse immersive performances, captivating presentations, and expert panel discussions, this hybrid event will connect researchers and creators from across the globe. Together we will explore the growth of the immersive entertainment industry. An evening event (please register separately) will showcase the visionary potential of this emerging sector.

For those attending in-person: Refreshments will be provided at points throughout the day, but delegates should purchase their own lunch. Lakeside Arts' Pavilion Café has a variety of food and drinks, including plant-based options.

Immersive Storytelling: Live, Film & VR Experiences

Tuesday 2 November, 5:30PM–7:30PM, Lakeside Arts

Free, booking required.

Open to all (recommended for ages 16+).

An opportunity to engage with a range of live performative, film and VR experiences.

Virtual Reality & Performance Playday

Thursday 4 November, 10:00AM–3:00PM, Lakeside Arts

£15 (£10 concessions). Suitable for ages 16+.

Hosted by Displace Studio, this Performance Playday will explore Virtual Reality and Volumetric Capture as tools for performance making. No prior experience of VR is required to take part; this is suitable for anyone interested in developing their understanding of creative technologies in performance.

Supported by Arts Council England, De Montfort University and Broadway's Near Now.

BBC Connected Studio: Makerbox workshop

Tuesday 9 November, 13:30PM–4:00PM, Broadway

Free, booking required. Suitable for ages 18+.

Open to creatives, academics, students.

In this interactive workshop, the team behind BBC MakerBox will present their tools for creating interactive and responsive media experiences and how you can get free access to them.

You could use the MakerBox tools to turn your everyday devices into a web of speakers or to create your own interactive videos and responsive experiences.

The team will introduce the tools, how they work, and show how you can get involved in the MakerBox community to share your ideas and experiences with other creatives.

The second half of the session will give you the opportunity to generate and workshop your own interactive projects and ideas.

As part of the BBC's Research & Development department, Connected Studio provides the inspiration, support and platform to help keep the BBC at the cutting-edge of online innovation, and a world leader at delivering engaging broadcast experiences. With audience needs at the forefront of development, Connected Studio devises collaboration to produce innovative digital pilots and offers access to tools, guidance and insight through MakerBox. From workshops with artists and production companies to publishing digital pilots on BBC Taster, Connected Studio provides the resource needed to reach audiences in new and diverse digital ways.

FACADES by Displace Studio (Kerryn Wise and Ben Neal)

FACADES by Displace Studio (Kerryn Wise and Ben Neal)

FACADES

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 November, Lakeside Arts

Pay what you can. 20 minutes (no interval). Suitable for ages 13+.

Put on your VR headset and embark on a unique choreographic journey, walking the line between reality and illusion…

FACADES is a room-scale dance-theatre virtual reality (VR) experience created by Displace Studio; a collaboration between Digital Dance Artist and Near Now Studio Member Kerryn Wise and Creative Technologist Ben Neal.

Inspired by iconic film scenes including Rear Window, The Wizard of Oz, and The Mirror, Facades uses the architectural features of mirrors, windows and doors as metaphors for duality, reflection and portals. This surreal ‘VR noir’ presents hauntingly beautiful choreography from unique perspectives to expose themes of vulnerability, trust, disembodiment and isolation, inviting the viewer to step into the frame, move beyond the veneer and take a closer look.

Supported by Arts Council England, De Montfort University and NearNow.

SURGE LIVE by Tom Dale Company

SURGE LIVE by Tom Dale Company

SURGE (Live Performance)

Saturday 13 November, 3:00PM & 6:00PM, Lakeside Arts

£10 | £5 students. 25 minutes (no interval). Warning: use of haze.

Humanity is pushing at the boundaries of evolution as we enter the augmented age. The digital world is on a quest to recreate life and does this by making ever more real copies of the world. Humans share the planet with the new lifeforce - technology.

SURGE is a stunningly visual, immersive dance performance, performed inside a digitally projected landscape to an evocative music score from acclaimed electronic musician Ital Tek.

A concept album live on stage including live vocals from performer Jemima Brown. We ask: “What is the future of the human body in a world beset by inequality.... as evolution/ natural selection is replaced by intelligent design?”

"It's not a dance performance, it's a choreographic concept album. Hats off to Tom Dale."

— The Guardian

Credits

Concept developed by Tom Dale, Jemima Brown and Barret Hodgson

Choreography Tom Dale

Digital Projection Mapping Barret Hodgson

Dance & Live Vocals Jemima Brown

Music Ital Tek

Find out more about SURGE LIVE and SURGE DIGITAL at tomdale.org.uk.

SURGE has been developed with the support of Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham and Dance4. Tom Dale Company is funded by Arts Council England.

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