-June 12, 2013-
3 Sound Designers;
1 20-Minute Theatrical Work;
3 Designers each contributing a 5 minute sound design;
1 Evening to show results of the collaboration and discuss the process.
Three sound designers have been invited to participate in this collaborative event. Mac Wellman has offered his current unfinished work, Nine Devils which is a dance/theater piece based on Japanese Philosopher Shuzo Kuki’s Nine Devils, an autobiographical essay about the meaning of his name.
Meghan Finn will direct this new work.
Meghan, Mac and company will have 24/7 access to 3LD’s Studio B for a week to rehearse and construct this new work. The designers will meet with Meghan individually to collaborate with her on the sound design.
Sonic elements will be offered by the designer, and built into the work by the director honoring the aesthetic of the designer and writer.
After the performance the designers and director will discuss the process and participate in a Q&A with the audience.
The event is FREE. Reservations are strongly recommended. Contact:
3LD SALON SERIES
A series of events heralding the process of theatrical designers. A close look at the process of process.
$20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.
Performances at 7:30 on May 21, 22 and 23rd.
Student matinees at 10:30 a.m. on the 22 and 23rd.
3LD Art + Technology Center is located at 80 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan.
Battery Dance Company Charts New Course for its 37th Season, Commissioning Jacek Luminski, World Renowned Polish Choreographer
In between State Department Tours of Europe and Asia, Battery Dance Company lands at home in lower Manhattan with a 5-performance series at 3LD Art + Technology entitled Past, Present & Future. The shared performances will be composed of a new work by Jacek Luminski and the revival ofShell Games, BDC Artistic Director Jonathan Hollander’s choreography from 2005.
Luminski founded Silesian Dance Theatre in 1991 and has created a large body of work that has been performed throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. Luminski and Hollander, and their companies, have been frequent international partners since 1996, presenting each other’s work in the U.S. and Poland. Hollander choreographed on Silesian Dance Theater dancers in 2004 and now, 9 years later, reciprocity has come into play, with support from The Polish Cultural Institute (New York), The Trust for Mutual Understanding (New York) and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland).
Throughout his career, beginning with his training in the State Jewish Theater in Warsaw, Jacek Luminski has searched for a connection to the lost Jewish culture of Poland. From elderly survivors, he derived information, dance steps, stories … and eventually created a movement vocabulary and a body of work that reflected his response to this complicated history. In his work for Battery Dance Company, Luminski has selected scores by Polish and American composers who have engaged in similar quests in the musical vein.
As a companion piece to Jacek’s work, Hollander is reviving Shell Games, set to a commissioned score by Finnish composer Frank Carlberg, with costumes that also serve as set pieces by Solé Salvo and lighting and scenery by Barry Steele. Shell Games owes something to Luminski: Tomek Wygoda, then a member of Silesian Dance Theatre, was a guest artist in the original cast, and Hollander exploited his dramatic style. Imagery from sources as varied as the death of the Polish Pope and the American Presidential Debates figure in this work which has been performed around the world to great acclaim.
Battery Dancers Sean Scantlebury, Robin Cantrell, Carmen Nicole, Mira Cook and Clement Mensah will appear in both works.
Join us for the Opening Gala performance on May 21, 7.30pm at
3LD Art + Technology.
-THE WEEK OF JULY 8, 2013-
July 8 @ 10am-4pm; Intro Course
July 9,10,11,12 @ 10am-4pm; Master Class
Mark Coniglio, Creator of Isadora®
Co-Founder Troika Ranch
3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street
NYC, NY 10006
The workshop will be in two parts. The first day, July 8th, will be an Introductory Course that covers the basics of ISADORA® along with the most common implementation and frequently asked questions. The four days that follow will be a Master Class designed for intermediate and advanced users. Both classes will be taught by the creator of the ISADORA® software and the curriculum will be specifically tailored to the group of students in the room and their respective skill level.
1-day Introductory Course Fee: $100.00
4-day Masterclass Fee: $650.00 (Includes a one-year License for Isadora®)
BOTH (Intro & Masterclass) Fee: $700.00 (Includes a one-year License for Isadora®)
Due to high demand for the opportunity to learn directly from the creator of this revolutionary software, participation will be determined by application.
Applications are due by May 27, 2013
Selections will be made by May 30, 3013
Payment in full ($100 for INTRO class; $650 for MASTERCLASS; $700 for BOTH) must be received by June 10, 2013
Isadora® is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse. Whether you are an artist, designer, performer, or VJ, you can quickly and easily harness the limitless potential of digital media and real-time interactivity with Isadora®.
Designed by an artist for artists, Isadora’s welcoming environment invites even those new to the world of digital media to learn by playing and experimenting. Programming Isadora is easy. The user interface is carefully crafted to make both creative improvisation and fine-tuning a breeze.
Isadora® is as limitless as your imagination. Over 250 basic building blocks can be linked in a nearly infinite number of ways, allowing you to create and manipulate stunning visuals, sonic environments, and media-intensive theatrical experiences. Whether you need to simply sequence and present video clips for your next play, or you want to create a rich, textured interactive performance that respond in real-time to a performer’s action, Isadora® has you covered.
Created by composer and media-artist, Mark Coniglio, Isadora was initially developed to realize the performances of , the pioneering media intensive dance company he co-founded. Isadora reflects over 20 years of practical experience with real-time live performance and media interactivity.
Include one paragraph explaining why you are interested in attending the workshop and one paragraph describing the kind of work that you make. Briefly tell us about your level of expertise with computers. Please include your name, address, telephone number and email address.
Applicants must have a basic understanding of using a computer, i.e., opening and saving files, copying and pasting information, basic navigational skills, etc. Applicants must also have gone through the Isadora® Tutorials 1-6 before the workshop begins. Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with ISADORA® WORKSHOP in the subject line.
A Note About the Selection Process: Please know that, beyond your application information, an important factor in choosing the participants is how the group fits together as a whole. When the skills of those participating vary too widely, it means that someone ends up either bored or overwhelmed. So please understand that if you are not chosen it is not a reflection on your abilities or your skills as an artist. Participants will be chosen with a median skill level in mind and the limited number of seats available.
Computers: We require that you bring your own Mac or PC laptop.
Macintosh Requirements: Intel based computer with a bus speed of 2.0 Ghz and 2.0 GB of RAM; Mac OS X 10.4.0 or greater; latest version of Apple’s QuickTime. (G4/G5 computers will work, but they do not perform nearly as well as the Intel machines.)
Windows Requirements: Intel based computer with a bus speed of 1.8 Ghz and 2.0 GB of RAM; Windows 7, Vista or XP; latest version of Apple’s QuickTime.
Video Camera: Some means of capturing live video is required.
The best option is a Digital Video Camera: Video (DV) camera with a FireWire output. (Make sure you have the required cable to connect it to your computer.)
A second option is to purchase a composite video-to-USB adapter like the Daystar Technology XLR8 Interview (Mac) or the Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-100 (Windows).
A third option is to use a web cam, either an external USB model or the one that is built-in to your laptop; this latter option offers the least flexibility however.
Microphone: For those whose computers do not have an integrated internal microphone, an external microphone compatible with the microphone input of your computer is also recommended.
Sensory Systems: Users may also bring MIDI input devices or other sensory systems if they have prior skill in connecting and using those systems with their computer. Isadora can receive input from MIDI and Serial devices as well as software that supports the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol.
3LD especially encourages artists and arts enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds to apply to the workshop. We are interested in facilitating the exchange of ideas amongst populations traditionally underserved within the interactive technology community. All races and ethnicities are welcome as are performers and non-performers. Arts administrators, producers, designers and curious individuals in general that meet the basic requirements for application and complete the online six-part tutorial are welcome here.
The Arab American National Museum presents an exhibition May 3 - 27, 2013
@ 3LD Art & Technology Center, NYC
Opening Reception May 2, 2013 ~ Click HERE for more information.
In the late 1800s, immigrants from the Arab World began settling in lower Manhattan. Their entrepreneurial spirit transformed the neighborhood, which came to be known as Little Syria, into a thriving community lined with shops, restaurants and coffeehouses, each furnished with signs written in their native Arabic. Here Arab Americans raised their families, educated their children, formed religious and community organizations and gradually became part of the life of New York.
Although razed to make way for the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and later the World Trade Center, the impact of this community resonates in the current Arab American community of New York and the dozens of similar communities nationwide. This exhibition documents the life of this immigrant community, recognizing Little Syria’s contribution to the city of New York, its connections to the Arab World, and its legacy across the United States.
Friday, May 3, 2013 - Monday, May 27, 2013
3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006
Click HERE for more information of public programming related to Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life & Legacy.
3LD’s Mobile Unit: Nica, James, Cam & Kevin are in Elsinore, Denmark @ Culture Yard’s CLICK Festival giving talks, doing research and representing the United States as guest artists.
The 4D box workshop (4-8 may) and the 3D stereo workshop (9-11 may) is part of the impACT program hosted by the CultureYard in Elsinore, Denmark.
www.kulturvaerftet.dk and by Clickfestival.dk
The program is supported by the Danish Artcounsil and The Cultureyard - curates, produces at tours…