26 February 2012

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow, by Joseph Hyde
This commission is supported by MADE (Mobility for Digital Arts in Europe) 2011.

Joseph's project builds on experience with the Kinect and related technologies, and previous work in telematics. It will consist of ‘portal’ installations in four cities across Europe, which will connect users in each space through real-time motion capture, projecting their 3D ‘shadows’ into a creative collaborative space. The project will work in close collaboration with the partner organisations through a series of residencies with each, culminating in the presentation of the finished project at the Bains Numeriques festival in June 2012.

me and my shadow - 3 portals together from Joseph Hyde on Vimeo.

I was involved in this project on the 2nd Residency working with body>data>space and the National Theatre at The National Theatre Studio.

Me and My Shadow was definitely something new to get my head around, by having elements of telepresence in the software gave us the dancers a head start into understanding the technology behind the Kinect.

In this residency I lead the rehearsal direction. We began by exploring and playing with the Kinect software, learning the navigation properties and what various elements mean when playing in a virtual world. Once we had a better understanding of the software we began creating sequences that we could play with in the virtual world and leave traces of our bodies behind. There was also the element of being able to find our live selves and moments where we could find each other in the virtual world, and have moments of connectivity live as well as play with past images.

This residency ended with a process showing at the NTS, with a feedback session afterwards. The next residency will be in Belgium and the final outcome will be shown and open for the public to explore at The National Theatre Foyer in June.

MADE is the initiative of four leading European Digital Arts organisations, Centre des Arts (France), body > data > space (London), BoDig (Turkey) and Transcultures (Belgium).

22 February 2012

Hansel and Gretel and The Gingerbread Man

Sasha is currently researching and developing a new project of her own, using her various skills as an individual artist, company manager and choreographer of Anomic Multimedia Theatre, and associate artist of Body>Data>Space, she plans to make a new children’s production of Hansel and Gretel and The Gingerbread Man. The production will focus on physical theatre, dance, storytelling, music and projected technology.

Please watch this space for more information and the progress of this project.

Many thanks.

Such Stuff As Dreams

Such Stuff As Dreams by Anomic Multimedia Theatre

Such Stuff As Dreams, is a series of vignettes that explore the texts core themes and character relationships from Shakespeare's The Tempest. This is the first R&D of the project and is currently in development.

Filmed by Gavin Repton www.gavinrepton.com
Commissioned by Wirksworth Festival www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk
Supported by The Garage Norwich, City College Norwich and Norwich Arts Centre

18 March 2011

The sum of it all...

The sum of it all... by Anomic Multimedia Theatre
This is a new video for The sum of it all... with new clips and of course better quality than the Edinburgh montage.

Check it out!

Filmed by EPIC TV Studios in Norwich

The sum of it all… accolades
“The video screens and projections is terrific… charming dance sequences… dazzling ingenuity, fun dance routines and actors of charm.” Mark Harding, The Skinny

“An incredibly clever use of projections and animations brought the piece on to a new theatrical plane… like a dynamic, melancholic cartoon.” Emily Gorton, Three Weeks

“When the actors’ movements perfectly coincide with the clever projections…it cannot fail to bring a smile to your face or tear to your eye.” Lauren Paxman, The Stage

“Anomic’s multimedia production boasts some slick cartoonish animations… performers are physically very impressive… with impressive passages of movement along the way.” Steve Cramer, The List

“Witty, well done, technically brilliant so imaginative.” Nicola Martin, Hereford

“The use of technology was brilliant and conversation through movement… well done, was wicked, good luck with the future.” Aidan Cooper, Portsmouth

“Excellent. Never seen this type of work before. Fantastic, thanks for an amazing evening!” Nina Brunner, Croydon

12 January 2011

Leave only footprints

Anomic is now in the process of researching and developing a new devised piece called Leave only footprints showcasing in London.

Leave only footprints is a developmental piece investigating the contemporary subculture of urban exploration through notions of abandonment and decay, the living and the dead, portrayed through challenging movement and projections.

Supported by The Barbican in Plymouth