Interactive Video Workshop

with Freya Björg Olafson

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Dance Masterclass

The integration of technology and visual media in live performance is an ongoing negotiation. This workshop is for video artists, creators, performers, and the curious, who are interested in mixed discipline creation and process. Whether one creates video and media or collaborates with artists in different disciplines, this workshop will offer tools to dissect concept from construction furthering an understanding of the relationships between disciplines. The workshop is geared towards video artists / video editors / dancers / performers / directors / creators / enthusiasts and will include a presentation of work by contemporary artists working with video in performance. Participants will also be lead through an informal course on Isadora (the software used in the creation of Olafson's works, HYPER_ and AVATAR). This workshop will be of value to those interested in creating work with video, presenting installations with live video feed, manipulating pre-recorded and live video, or in performing in work with video.

Some materials will be provided, but participants will be encouraged to bring their own laptops, and to download a trail version of Isadora Software prior to the workshop.  Suitable for beginners. 

Registration in this Workshop also includes a ticket to Freya’s performance of HYPER_ on Wednesday June 8th at the Canada Dance Festival.

Performance is approximately 3 hours including intermission


  • Featuring Freya Björg Olafson