Lessons from lockdown: creating theatre, dance and performance for digital audiences

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Lessons from lockdown: creating theatre, dance and performance for digital audiences

September 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free webinar brought to you by The Space, in association with Arts Council England.

Our speakers talked about how they made the pieces whilst adhering to social distancing, and it was a space to share your experiences from across theatre, dance and performance at the time, as well as discussing how those might inform creative production in future.



Award-winning choreographer Corey Baker united 27 ballet dancers from across the globe to perform Swan Lake in their own baths. This memorable modern take on the classical ballet, filmed entirely remotely on smart phones, with innovative solutions to help stabilise and enable camera angles, struck a chord with audiences around the world and proved to be a viral sensation, having now been watched more than 6 million times.


Simon Wainwright is a founder and artistic director of theatre company imitating the dog. He’ll talk about their piece Airlock, a live action graphic novel when film noir and sci fi meet digital tech to explore big themes of isolation, despair and hope. Each member of the ITD company – performers, director and technologists – all worked from their own home throughout the process and Simon will explain how their previous experiences with creative tech enabled this process.


Cathy Mager is an artist, curator and producer. For her piece, Sign Night she was supported by Unlimited and collaborated with deaf performers living in self-isolation, illuminating Bridewell Island in Bristol with mysterious film projections revealing deaf culture in lockdown. Passionate about finding ways to reach excluded and isolated people, Cathy will talk about ways of working that can enable everyone to play a meaningful role in creating something amazing.



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