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International Multidisciplinary Residency (The Director and The Ensemble) 20 - 26 August 2020 - Berlin, Germany

This One Week intensive training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries.

At this intensive residency program in Trebnitz Castle (50 km from Berlin), students will be able to practically explore the role of the physical training for the ensemble building process, work with actors in a playful manner, building up a particular atmosphere, cohesion and dynamics within the group. The program is physical, practical, multidisciplinary and multicultural.

Students will be acquainted with methods of actors’ training and rehearsing formed on the base of Russian Theatre Tradition, including Physical Action of Stanislavsky, Psychological Gesture of M. Chekhov and Meyerhold’s Biomechanics.  The core of this workshop is the investigation of the relationship in practice between the theatre director and the performer; the development of this relationship to the particular results.

The program includes intensive practical training, lectures, and discussion forums under the guidance of the theatre director, choreographer and teacher Sergei Ostrenko.

Ostrenko will also introduce you to

  • the approach of working with actors on movement, and working with dancers on text, which helps each performer to make their performances more alive;

  • the method of psycho-physical approach to performers training;

  • the method of active analysis of the play;

  • the method of working on the text with actors and dancers.

The workshop is highly recommended for those who are interested in learning about ensemble building, directing, structuring the rehearsal process, to clarify and hone what they already know and to get exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, to network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people.

All students enrolling in this intensive One-Week Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting the craft.

The workshop working language is English.

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International Multidisciplinary Workshop (The Director and The Movement) - 01 - 06 July 2020 - Berlin, Germany

The workshop offers a stimulating environment in which students are able to develop their own movement skills as well as to learn how to direct movement in the performance piece.

The program is designed as a multidisciplinary lab for experienced actors, dancers, physical performers, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors -performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles – interested in expanding their practical skills, develop international network opportunities and collaborators.

The workshop offers a stimulating environment in which students are able to develop their own movement skills as well as to learn how to direct movement in the performance piece.

These are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko’s teaching system to suit the needs of contemporary performers, directors and teachers.

Participants will practically explore the performer’s physicality

as the principal creative instrument, the key to form and style an atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance, stepping beyond the limits of normative text-based acting.

Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises that progress from simple to compound.

Participants gradually proceed from solo to group improvisations and structures. Every day sets a spectrum of advanced creative tasks, developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises, the group establishes a common language and trust, an ability to collaborate and create together.

The program includes intensive practical training, lectures, and discussion forums under the guidance of the theatre director, choreographer and teacher Sergei Ostrenko.

All students enrolling in this intensive One-Week Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting the craft.

The workshop working language is English.

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International Multidisciplinary Workshop (The Director and The Actor) - 09 - 14 April 2020 - Berlin, Germany

The workshop offers a stimulating environment in which students are able to develop their own movement skills as well as to learn how to direct movement in the performance piece.

The Program enables students to acquire an understanding of how professional actors are trained, how to develop the method of actors’ training in rehearsal process or in daily training under a director’s guidance.

Students may expect to encounter different movement and directing techniques varying from the principles of traditional theatres to modern approaches. Practical sessions are designed to enhance skills as both a movement teacher and movement director.

During the workshop participants will become acquainted with Ostrenko’s method of psycho-physical training and rehearsal, formed and inspired by the Russian Theatre Tradition.
Methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov, Meyerhold’s Biomechanics Etudes, Tai-chi for performers, training by method of improvisation, scene composition from exercises to performance: these are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko’s teaching system.

Participants will practically explore:

  • how to foster connection and cohesion among performers and guide them in the creative process;

  • research the connection between physical action and voice, gesture, movement, dance and word;

  • explore performer’s physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and
    emotional palette;

  • the ways of building up the scene composition and performance atmosphere of the performance;

  • approaches to develop character and images through movement and improvisation;

  • how to encourage performers’ relation with artistic space, freedom in improvisation and spontaneity;

  • approaches to unfolding the actor’s creative nature and mounting contemporary professional performances.

The program includes intensive practical training, lectures, and discussion forums under the guidance of the theatre director, choreographer and teacher Sergei Ostrenko.

All students enrolling in this intensive One-Week Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting the craft.

The workshop working language is English.

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Live Event

NAB Show - April 19-22, 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

It all happens in Las Vegas, April 18–22. Unite with the global media community—160+ countries strong—and take home the tools that bring your content to life.

NAB Show® is an unrivaled source. For content professionals from all corners of the media, entertainment and technology ecosystem. For those seeking to create superior audio and visual experiences. For those striving to drive listeners and viewers in larger numbers for greater reach. No matter where you fall on the content continuum—from creation to distribution, management to monetization—you’ll find a renewed path to clarity and confidence that takes your work in bold new directions.

  • Get the latest insights and predictions on emerging tech and trends
  • Meet pioneers behind the newest techniques and technologies in every category
  • Learn hands-on with new gear, software and methods

Visit https://www.nabshow.com/ for more info.

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Prolight + Sound - March 31-April 3, 2020 - Frankfurt, Germany

The Global Entertainment Technology Show for Light, Audio, Stage, Media + Events

Prolight + Sound is the sector’s most important international meeting place for technologies and services relating to entertainment, shows and events, audio-visual systems integration and content creation. Come and join us! The 25. Prolight + Sound anniversary edition will take place from 31. March to 3. April 2020. Be there!

Let yourself get inspired by these topics:

ProLight:
The latest solutions for professional lighting technology.

ProAudio:
The complete spectrum of products for audio technology.

ProStage:
All about the theatre and stage technology.

ProMedia:
The future of professional AV media technology and systems integration.

ProEvent:
New technologies for special visitor experiences.

Awards:
Important award ceremonies for the sector.

For more info, visit this site.

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CITT Expo-Scene - March 25-26, 2020 - Montréal, Canada

Canada’s Leading Entertainment Technology Show in the heart of Montreal

  • EXPO-SCÈNE is the only major Canadian event for professionals in the pro audio, sound, lighting, video, audiovisual and multimedia industries to see, hear and discover the newest entertainment technologies.
  • EXPO-SCÈNE is about educational TEC Talks on the latest topics.
  • EXPO-SCÈNE is the place for networking between industry professionals.
  • EXPO-SCÈNE is over 75 exhibitors and 1700 visitors from across North America!

Over 1700 professionals gathered at the Palais des Congrès de Montreal for EXPO-SCÈNE 2019. The show featured over 75 exhibitors with hundreds of products and brands, dozens of demos, and 20 educational TEC Talks over the course of the 2-day event. Thank you all for making the show a success!

Visit this page for more info.

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LEDucation - March 17-18, 2020 - New York, NY

Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid-state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to experience new technologies as well as continue their education through a wide range of accredited seminars. LEDucation is a non-profit event, and its proceeds help stimulate future LED advancements by supporting a variety of grants, scholarships and lighting programs.

Exhibit Hall Access $25.00
– Includes Exhibit Hall access on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18
– Includes access to the Light it Up Reception on Tuesday, March 17

Exhibit Hall + Session Pass $50.00
– Includes Exhibit Hall access on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18
– Includes unlimited access to all Sessions throughout the event (Sessions schedule will be released in coming weeks)
– Includes access to the Light it Up Reception on Tuesday, March 17

DLF MEMBERS
Free Admission for Exhibit Hall Access only (Pre-registration required). Educational Sessions are not included.

IES NEW YORK CITY SECTION MEMBERS
Free Admission for Exhibit Hall Access only (Pre-registration required). Educational Sessions are not included.

STUDENTS
Free Admission for Exhibit Hall Access + Sessions Pass. To be eligible, students MUST register in advance online and present a Student ID at the show.

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
Registration for Educational Sessions is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Sessions schedule will be released in coming weeks
Individual Sessions: $10 per session
Unlimited Sessions: $50

Visit https://leducation.org/registration/ for more info.

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Live Event

Music Inside Rimini - March 8-10, 2020 - Rimini, Italy

A new name and new dates for the 5th edition of the trade show of audio, video, lighting technology for concerts, shows, cinema, events and locations.

The only event allowing live tests of technology by leading manufacturers

Three days packed with technologyproducts, events, inspiration and training

Music Inside Rimini provides a complete showcase of all the products and services for the event sector,
from technology and services for entertainment to integrated systems and professional video

Visit https://en.musicinsiderimini.it/ for more info

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CITT/ICTS 30th Rendex-vous Annual Conference and Trade Show - August 11-15, 2020 - London & Ontario, Canada

The conference offers three days of sessions, workshops, backstage tours, trade show, social events and networking opportunities.

2020 RENDEZ-VOUS CONFERENCE FEE STRUCTURE (+GST)
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Details to come
POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Details to come
CITT/ICTS MEMBERS:
• FULL CONFERENCE: Member Regular Rate: $300.00 (May 1st – July 31st, 2020)
• FULL CONFERENCE: Member Late Rate: $400.00 (August 1st, 2020 and later)
• Recognized Partner Organisations have the same rate as CITT/ICTS members
• FULL CONFERENCE: Retired Member Rate: $125.00 (starting Jan. 1st)
• FULL CONFERENCE: Student Member Rate: $75.00
 Full Conference Members registration includes all social events and scheduled meals.
NON-MEMBERS
• FULL CONFERENCE Regular Registration Rate: 350$ (May 1st – July 31st, 2020)
• FULL CONFERENCE Late Registration Rate: 450$ (August 1st, 2020 and later)
• FULL CONFERENCE Student $125.00 (February 1st, 2020 and later)
Full Conference non-members registration includes all social events and scheduled meals (except the Awards Banquet available at $60.00 per person) 
À LA CARTE 
SESSIONS & TRADE SHOW PASS
• Single session $50.00 each
• Day Pass (meals not included)
   ·  Wednesday $150.00
   ·  Thursday  $150.00
   ·  Friday $150.00
• Trade Show visitor pass: Free
MEALS and Social Events
  • AGM Luncheon: Free
  • New Product Breakfast: $20.00
  • Corporate Luncheon: $25.00
  • Networking Luncheon: $20.00
  • Awards Banquet: $60.00
  • Meet & Greet/ Junk Challenge: Free

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Dramaturgy of Physical Action (6-days International Workshop) - 1-6 July, 2020 - Berlin, Germany

This international program is suitable for both, - choreographers who work mainly with movement, as well as for directors who work mainly with actors in physical or text-based performances.

The main focus of the program is to answer the crucial nowadays question is “How to enrich dance performances with psychological tension?” and “How the physicality in acting enriches drama performances?”. Probably, these are two most demanding and most interesting questions that modern directors and choreographers are facing.

The program is designed as a full-day workshop lab, where students will practically / physically explore different techniques which will help them to discover answers on these questions.

The course may be valuable to practitioners interested in the processes of creating contemporary dance, movement or physical theatre performance — particularly artists wondering what it might be like to collaborate with a dramaturg, and even, how to take the role of dramaturg by yourself.

In parallel, students will touch “Theatre Biomechanics” technique of Russian avant-gard theatre innovator V. Meyerhold, “Psychological Gesture” of M. Chekhov, the “Physical Action” of K. Stanislavski and several different techniques.

The working language is English.

The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries. Multidisciplinarity and multiculturality is one of the most important principles of our programs.

OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

Ostrenko Brothers method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.

The programs aim to explore performer’s physicality, step beyond the limits of text-based acting through the introduction of V. Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, K. Stanislavski’s “Physical Action”, M. Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and elements from modern techniques.

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Physical Action on Stage - 24-31 July 2020 - Laubegg Castle, Austria

The international program aims at practicing theatre directors, choreographers and performing arts practitioners who are interested in practical investigations of performance making and physical theater.

This workshop is specifically designed to prepare participants for professional practice in a short time, both within the educational context and within the professional development of a performer.

The workshop is open to practicing theatre directors, choreographers and performing arts practitioners who are interested to acquire tools necessary for directors to create contemporary productions through a practical investigation of the performance making process, actors training and ensemble building.

Performers will practically explore:

  • how to build up images and characters playing with the physical language of movement, relationships with space and partners;

  • how to connect isolated elements into the whole performance fragments;

  • how to unfold the actor’s creative nature and freedom in improvisation and spontaneity in the rehearsal process and the training.

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers on performance production, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer’s physical training and rehearsal.

Students will be introduced to Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, M.Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and Stanislavsky’s “Physical Action”, with experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, directing and practice in multicultural groups and multidisciplinary projects – Ostrenko Brothers.

The working language is English.

OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

Ostrenko Brothers method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.

The programs aim to explore performer’s physicality, step beyond the limits of text-based acting through the introduction of V. Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, K. Stanislavski’s “Physical Action”, M. Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and elements from modern techniques.

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Physical Action in Performance Workshop - 20-26 August 2020 - Trebnitz Castle, Germany

The workshop is open to practicing directors of the Physical Theater, Drama Theater, Musical Theater, Choreographers and Circus Directors, working in various genres, techniques, and styles, as well as actors and dancers, interested to acquire reliable director's toolkit to create contemporary professional productions.

If you are a practicing director at the start of your career or feel the need to refresh and refill your directing arsenal, and wish to be in one group with other directors, choreographers, actors and dancers, NIPAI intensives offer a great chance to improve skills, to find new international network opportunities and collaboration. Share and exchange your ideas with colleagues from different parts of the world, gain new helpful tools and professional tips under the competent guidance of NIPAI experts.

The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries. Multidisciplinarity and multiculturality are the most important principles of NIPAI programs.

The practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises based on improvisation, space exploration and interacting with partners. Individual, pair and group exercises develop in a particular sequence from simple to more compound.

Ostrenko will also introduce you to

  • the method of rehearsal – “from exercises to building up a scene”;

  • the method of analysis of the play;

  • the method of working on the text with actor and dancers;

  • the approach of working with actors on movement, and working with dancers on text, which helps each performer to make their performances more alive.

The workshop is highly recommended to directors interested in learning about ensemble building, directing, structuring the rehearsal process, to clarify and hone what they already know and to get exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, to network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people.

All students enrolling in this intensive One-Week Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting the craft.

Students will be introduced to Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, M.Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and Stanislavsky’s “Physical Action”, with experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, directing and practice in multicultural groups and multidisciplinary projects – Ostrenko Brothers.

The working language is English.

OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions
utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

Ostrenko Brothers method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.

The programs aim to explore performer’s physicality, step beyond the limits of text-based acting through the introduction of V. Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, K. Stanislavski’s “Physical Action”, M. Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and elements from modern techniques.

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Master in International Arts Management | 1-Year Intensive Program

Take arts management courses in six countries and live an experience like no other international cultural management degree program.

What’s new in the MMIAM program for 2019?

You will study at five prestigious schools ranked among the top worldwide in cultural management research. Learn from teams of highly respected management professors, each with their own speciality in the field.

A Tailor-Made Program

We train a new generation of managers for work in the performing arts, the heritage sector (museums, historic sites) or in cultural industries (film, publishing, sound recording, radio and television).

Learn through theoretical courses, case studies, field work, lectures by world leaders in international cultural management, and visits to well-known cultural organizations and facilities.

A Unique Program for Unique People

In addition to studying in Dallas, Montréal, Bogotá and Milan, you will attend seminars in Mumbai and Delhi, meet managers in Beijing, and have many opportunities to build your contact network in each city you visit.

For more info, visit https://www.master-in-international-arts-management.com/program/

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Live Event

PlugFest - February 25-27, 2020 - Lille, France

PlugFest is the technical gathering for lighting protocol interoperability, connecting manufacturers, developers and technicians from across the continent to meet and test products.

What’s it all about?

The three day residential event is a unique opportunity for manufacturers and developers to test the interoperability of their products. It’s a hands-on place to test reliability, debug and improve connectivity with others.

The event’s expert hosts will be on hand with guidance and support, focusing on a wide array of protocols including DMX512, RDM, DALI, RDMnet, Art-Net, sACN and LLRP, as well as recently released ESTA/ANSI standards.

A meeting of minds
PlugFest is unmissable for all entertainment product manufacturers, that use the protocols listed above.

Previous attendees have been product development engineers and regional technical support staff, along with system integrators, rental company technicians, theatres consultants and production electricians all finding the event beneficial.

Here’s what previous attendees said about Plugfest:
“An indispensable opportunity for techs and developers to broaden their knowledge.” – TMB

“An unparalleled opportunity for our developers to fix potential issues, before our customers find them” – Zero 88

“A unique event to meet in a neutral environment, network with our peers, learn about technology and interact with experts” – Robert Juliat

“A unique opportunity to regularly assess and improve the level of interoperability of our products in an utterly effective way” – Swisson

An expert-led event
PlugFest is a PLASA hosted event, organised by Hamish Dumbreck of JESE Ltd, Peter Willis of Howard Eaton Lighting and Wayne Howell of Artistic Licence.

Booking is now open for PlugFest 2020!
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AV Educate

Welcome to AV Educate! Where you are encouraged to sharpen your skills and expand your understanding of all disciplines through education. Our whole industry grows when we learn from and work with each other and so we are building a community of like minded Freelancers.

By joining AV Educate you are taking your first step forwards helping them all create better AV experiences through training and collaboration. For the veterans in the industry, they have a responsibility to teach and educate the ones that don’t have the knowledge we do. That’s why this group is about building a Growth Mindset, by Building a Community of Growth minded people.

1) Post a PPT, PDF or any other materials you have that you think will benefit someone else in the group.

2) Ask the community what kinda training you want, AV Educate will work with you and the whole community to make it happen.

3) Make a Friend or two.

4) MOST IMPORTANTLY!! Use common sense and help maintain a welcoming community.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AVEducate/?ref=bookmarks

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Live Event

Plasa Focus Leeds 2020 - Leeds, UK - May 12-13, 2020

Discover cutting-edge technology from the industry’s leading professional Audio, Lighting, AV and Stage Technology brands, and get inspired in our free programme of seminars, workshops and product demonstrations with leading industry experts.

Firmly established as one of the industry’s favourite events, PLASA Focus Leeds attracts the biggest brands and the brightest minds that the industry has to offer.

Not only that, thousands of entertainment technology professionals from across the north of England continue to attend the show year on year due to its friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

The show appeals to those eager to see the latest technologies showcased for the first time in the UK, fresh from international launches. Together with the programme, which delivers two-days of expert-led content, PLASA Focus Leeds keeps visitors up-to-date and inspired with the latest technology and trends.

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PLASA Focus Glasglow 2020 - Glasglow, Scotland - March 3, 2020

PLASA Focus Glasgow returns in from 3-4 March 2020 as Scotland’s only dedicated trade show for live entertainment technologies, providing a local stage for the latest offerings in audio, AV, lighting, staging and rigging.

PLASA Focus Glasgow returns from 3-4 March 2020 with the best of live entertainment technology across two days of leading brands, industry experts and innovative technology. With a brand new venue and a revived vision, next year’s PLASA Focus Glasgow is gearing up to be better than ever, teeming with diverse offerings from lighting, audio, AV, rigging and staging.

The unique show will welcome hundreds of professionals from across the region for two solid days of browsing, participating and networking in an intimate and sociable setting. Visitors can enjoy face-to-face interaction with official brand representatives, hands on workshops with pro gear and insightful panels, talks and forums.

The show has moved to the Hilton Hotel in central Glasgow, hosting both a comprehensive show floor where you can check out the biggest brands, and a friendly after-hours environment which will give you the chance to develop those all important business relationships.

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SHOWLIGHT21 – May 22-25, 2021 - Fontainebleau, France

The Showlight Quadrennial is one of the few international events organised specifically for lighting professionals by lighting professionals across the performance, television, film, architectural and event worlds. If you are involved in entertainment or architectural lighting, passionate about what you do and open to ideas, both new and old, then Showlight is the event for you.

Showlight is regarded as being one of the best networking events in the business, with the next event, taking place in 2021. Showlight 2021 will take place from 22-25 May at the beautiful French town of Fontainebleau, near Paris. Sign up to our new Mailing List to receive up-to-date information. Why not take a look at images from our 2017 event.

  • See
    Delegates can see the latest lighting products in a small-scale exhibition that forms just one part of Showlight. Exhibitors get an invaluable opportunity to receive user feedback in a relaxed and non-pressured environment.
  • Hear
    Showlight features a series of enjoyable and informative presentations and papers. If you have an idea for a paper for Showlight 2021, be sure to get in touch!
  • Network
    There are plenty of opportunities to network during Showlight, both at the exhibition and during our popular visit programme and conference dinner.

Showlight offers ample opportunities to network with your industry friends and colleagues.

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New International Performing Arts Institute: IUGTE - Physicality in Performance Workshop - 24 - 31 January, 2020 - Ragnitz, Austria

The program is designed primarily for movers, dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors who wish to bring the life presence into their performance. You may be an actor or dancer who wants to diversify your skills and knowledge, you may work with actors (a dance or movement teacher, or a theatre director with a movement history), or be a practitioner from an allied field of sport/holistic practice, wanting to enhance your understanding of practical/theoretical interfaces regarding movement in contemporary performance.

You will have the opportunity for the development of your understanding of the actors movement and application of this knowledge to work with actors and to performance making. You will be able to gain a valuable knowledge on how to tell story through the actors’ bodies.

The workshop is designed as the introductory session to performers physical training, movement for actors sessions and composition of the movement on stage, relying on some elements of Russian theatre tradition of theatre biomechanics and the newest experiments in performing arts, such as animal flow.

The workshop is a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level!

The working language is Russian and English.

REGISTRATION

To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.

Participation fee: 550 EUR (early bird reduced fee until June 7).

After June 7, 2019:  650 EUR

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Live Event

C2 Montreal - Commerce & Creativity Conference - May 27th - May 29th, 2020 - Montréal, Canada

C2 Montréal is the most forward-thinking business event in the world. Named best conference four years running, C2 is much more than just simply a conference. We combine progressive and inspiring content in a highly creative, festival-like setting that will blow your mind. At C2, guests transform into active participants who aren’t afraid to dive right in. C2 is for business leaders who want to lead the pack.

C2: Montreal – The Most Forward-Thinking Business Event in the World.

Welcome to the three-day immersive event that will transform the way you do business.

C2 brings together Commerce and Creativity to explore trends, opportunities, disruptions and major shifts on the horizon. Every year, this is where more than 6,500 decision makers and creative minds unite to collectively shape, experience, and challenge the future of business.

What is C2 Montréal?

C2 Montréal is the most forward-thinking business event in the world. Named best conference four years running, C2 is much more than just simply a conference. We combine progressive and inspiring content in a highly creative, festival-like setting that will blow your mind. At C2, guests transform into active participants who aren’t afraid to dive right in. C2 is for business leaders who want to lead the pack.

Inspiring Talks: Inspiration from the world’s top innovators

We find inspiration in the stories of those who have managed to flip an issue on its head and achieve positive change. Each year, based on an overarching theme, C2 curates these stories and invites innovators across fields and sectors to share them with us, in a multimedia stage environment designed to yield collective ‘ah-ha’ moments.

C2 Montréal leaves no stone unturned in the search for those fascinating folks who are breaking down barriers and transforming their fields, in many cases opening up whole new frontiers. Speakers are an engaging mix of global trailblazers, business innovators, entrepreneurial icons, social game changers and world-class experts representing a diverse array of industries. Their talks are an open doorway into a deeper exploration of the topics raised and share one common goal: to inspire creative solutions for commercial problems.

Creative Thinking for Disruptive Industries

Forget PowerPoint. C2 speakers are carefully chosen trailblazers, disruptors, entrepreneurial icons and emerging new talents, all brought to Montreal to talk about big ideas, get their hands dirty with participants in workshops and masterclasses, and generate meaningful discussions.

We bring together the best from multiple industries, from all corners of the globe, to help us flip an issue on its head or find creative answers to commercial questions.

C2 Lab: Experimental brainstorming

Where do you get your best ideas? At the office, in the shower, or suspended in a net 18 feet above ground? Each year, the C2 Lab devises new atypical brainstorming environments designed to propel participants out of their usual frame of reference.

Masterclasses: Turning words into action

Masterclasses are interactive meetups designed to bring experts and participants closer together around topical and applicable subject matter. This unique format relies on artistic direction, performances, targeted content and collaborative work that explores a chosen topic more deeply.

Hands-On Workshops: Getting your hands dirty

C2 brings together talented creatives, young entrepreneurs, and high-level executives across industries, disciplines and countries. A broad variety of workshops encourage the collision of ideas and approaches. Together, participants examine case studies, experience new processes, and prototype creative solutions to real business problems.

Curated One-on-Ones: Meeting the right people

Each year, C2 Montréal gathers 5,000 of the most innovative people from around the world. When you’re in such good company, you could potentially learn more from the person sitting right next to you than from the person on stage. Peer-to-peer learning pioneers e180 created Braindates to facilitate meaningful connections between up to four participants in the Braindate Lounge.

Every element of the event is also designed to maximize meaningful connection opportunities that appeal to all participants – from terrified introverts to avid hand-shakers.

Entrepreneur Programs: Discovering – or becoming – the next big thing

By creating an even playing field for both incumbents and up-and-comers, C2 provides a glimpse at cutting-edge technology and business models, while encouraging the growth of emerging leaders.

A Whole Village to Discover: Going down the rabbit hole

At its core, C2 engineers spaces for creative answers to emerge. Every year, the setting for C2 Montréal is reinvented to serve as the perfect playground for decision makers and creative minds to take a step back and challenge their assumptions. We design the C2 Montréal village as a space where curiosity is the norm, where risk is encouraged, where being bold is celebrated, and where anything can happen.

Artistic Performances: Expecting the unexpected

C2 is a platform for unusual collaborations, a place of contrasts and hybridation. Live performances – some announced, some not – punctuate the event, sparking conversations and leaving participants wondering what will come next.

Montréal-Style Festivities: Celebrating our successes and failures

Participants are invited to connect on a whole other level through a series of spectacle-filled evenings showcasing leading international and promising local artists and performers. C2 festivities have involved artistic partners including the world-renowned talents of Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory, Centre Phi, Circo de Bakuza, James Murphy, Cirque Éloize, Win Butler of Arcade Fire, and Moby.

Art & Technology Exhibits: Exploring the intersection of art and business

To demonstrate the creative links between industry, technology and culture, C2 carefully curates the work of some of the most cutting edge innovators and tech projects from around the world.

Born & Raised in Montréal: Blending influences and ideas

C2 was created in Montréal, and that is no coincidence. Montréal mixes cultures and languages, bridges America and Europe, flirts with the old and the new. Much like this natural hub for creativity and innovation, C2 is a blend of influences, a cross between disciplines, a hybrid creature that pulls together divergent trends to turn them into exciting opportunities.

Who Attends & Why?

Forget everything you know about conferences. You won’t find any trade floors or exhibitors’ booths here. C2 Montréal is about experiencing the unexpected, taking a step back, recharging and leaving your comfort zone behind. This three-day event brings together visionaries and forward-thinkers from around the world to explore the relationship between commerce and creativity, and its potential to redefine business.

At C2 Montréal, the unexpected ranges from:

  • Gaining perspective on future trends and identifying your organization’s blind spots.
  •  Joining an international community of innovators.
  •  Exploring novel ideas and insights from a broad variety of industries and disciplines.
  •  Meeting your next business partners, mentors, and competitors.
  •  Bringing back hands-on methods for finding creative solutions to business problems.
  •  Helping your business discover – or become – the next big thing.

Why come as a group?

Attending C2 Montréal as a group has clear benefits, not the least of which is being able to profit fully from the expansive multitrack experience as it applies to your business. It’s overwhelming at times, we get that. But it’s about getting inspired. Making new business partnerships. Expanding your networking reach. Exploring new creative processes. And celebrating the incredible wealth of creative genius on hand. All of which is not an easy thing to do by yourself. So put more boots on the ground – bring your own army.

You have a stake in this.

Whether it’s reinventing your business, transforming an industry in distress, or coming to the rescue of the very planet on which we live, change can only begin with creative, collective acts. And that begins with each of us.

Global challenges require us to make impactful efforts, both individually and collaboratively, right now. The business community is home to the kinds of powerful, broad-spectrum thinkers and doers who can influence and evolve — perhaps even revolutionize — the ways in which we work while leading towards a better, more sustainable and inclusive future.

What are the difficult personal and collective choices we have to make? What are quick wins you can put into practice immediately? How much are you willing to commit? How will you shape TOMORROW?

TOMORROW is already upon us. The time is now — prepare to act.

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High End Systems - ETC - Hog Programming (2-Day Seminars) - Regular Classes Available - U.S.A.

This two-day programing introduction course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Big Hog hardware with Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser.

About ETC – High End Systems:

High End Systems Inc. began as a grassroots venture in Austin, TX between a musician, a DJ, and a photographer. Our mission has always been to provide quality lighting products with great service. We’ve gone on to become a global industry leader and innovative force by introducing a series of ground-breaking new technologies that helped define the industry.

We at High End Systems Inc. are proud to call ourselves an ETC company as of April, 2017. Our offices are located in Austin, TX as they have been for years. Combined with ETC we represent one of the most powerful entertainment lighting manufacturers around the globe. Now in our fourth decade of operation, we’re proud to be a pioneer in high power LED automated lighting, a pioneer in digital lighting fixtures, and producer of industry preferred lighting controllers for live event and concert touring applications.

At High End, we innovate and create the lighting products and control systems that illuminate some of the world’s biggest artists on the largest stages. Our portfolio also contains film and television studios, cruise ships, corporate events, theme parks, churches, restaurants and retail spaces.

We attribute our success to staying in touch with the needs of our customers and community. Product research and development is an ongoing collaboration between in-house engineers and lighting professionals in the field and this collaboration is largely to thank for our status as a major industry innovator and intellectual property holder.

As members of the entertainment community, we know reliability is paramount. We maintain rigorous manufacturing standards, while providing industry-leading customer support services.

ETC and High End together, known for innovation and creativity, promise to bring bigger and better things to you for many, many years to come.

ETC – High End – Training Centers & Online Videos:

The High End Systems Training Center is the portal to information about our technical training classes along with online resources including videos and tutorials. Please use the links below to navigate further.

High End Systems offers one of the industry’s top lighting and console training programs, developed to ensure you have the support and most up-to-date technical knowledge needed to be on top of your game in this competitive market.

Free, online videos developed by our Support and Training Department. Topics covered in our videos include Wholehog, DL.3 and DL.2.

Hog Programming (Two-Day Seminar):

This two-day programing introduction course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application. Course content is regularly updated as the software continues to add functionality.

This fast-paced course requires a good working knowledge of basic entertainment lighting terminology. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Big Hog hardware with Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser.

Topics covered during the two-day course include:

  • Console layout
  • Patching
  • Show file organisation
  • Programming
  • Timing
  • Palettes
  • Cues
  • Directories
  • Pages
  • Scenes
  • Saving Show Files
  • And More…

Sessions are held at ETC’s premises throughout the United States.

Classes run from 09:00 to 17:00; lunch is provided.

Space is limited: Only 6 seats are available for each session. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

This class is always evolving as the HOG Control Software continues to add functionality.

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USITT 2020 - Conference & Expo - April 1st - April 4th, 2020 - Houston,Texas, U.S.A.

USITT is the leading association bringing together theatre and live entertainment design, management, and technology. Through this event, we focus on connecting performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among theatre and live entertainment production technicians, designers, managers, consultants, practitioners, educators and students.

USITT Conference & Stage Expo 2020 – Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

USITT invites you to participate in the 60th Annual Conference & Stage Expo.

Audience:

USITT Stage Expo welcomes people from all segments of the entertainment industry and all levels of experience – whether just beginning to learn about products and services or having produced on Broadway. USITT is the event where the entire entertainment industry gathers.

USITT: Association for Performing Arts & Entertainment Professionals

USITT is the leading association bringing together theatre and live entertainment design, management, and technology. Through this event, we focus on connecting performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among theatre and live entertainment production technicians, designers, managers, consultants, practitioners, educators and students. Where the industry learns about the latest technologies and methods available to them.  Where people connect with each other and make a network that last their entire careers.

At USITT you can plan on reaching your audience from a variety of locations and associations. USITT attendees come from all 50 states and 26 countries, and from a variety of disciplines.

In addition to USITT members, partner organizations convene at the USITT event annually. Organizations include the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC), the Production Manager’s Forum (PMF), the Entertainment Safety and Technology Association (ESTA), International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), Audio Engineering Society (AES), Church Production Magazine, Live Sound Magazine, Prosoundweb.com, Control Booth, Stage Jobs Pro, American Institute of Architecture (AIA), and Technologies for Worship Magazine (TFW).

They say ‘Everything’s bigger in Texas,’ and we believe that means USITT2020 as well…

America’s fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, lled with world- class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. There’s always something to do in Houston, where Southern hospitality meets urban chic city, capturing the imagination of tastemakers the world over.

Demographers speculate that Houston today will mirror the nation 40 years from now: with a population of approximately one-third each white or Anglo-European and Hispanic, one- fth African American and nearly one-tenth Asian. More than 145 different languages are spoken in Houston. That’s the largest number of languages spoken in any U.S. city behind New York and Los Angeles.

Business is no stranger to the Space City, either. It is home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country. GQ dubbed it the “New Capital of Southern Cool,” and WalletHub ranked it as one of the Most Fun Cities in America.

Five of the Cultural Districts in Texas are
in Houston where the city’s nonpro t arts and culture industry generates more than $1.1 billion in total economic activity each year. Houston is one of only a few U.S. cities with resident professional companies in
the four disciplines of the performing arts: ballet, opera, symphony and theater. There are more than 500 institutions devoted to the performing and visual arts, science and history in the Houston area. In addition to the arts, the population is well-fed, too. With more than 10,000 restaurants, Houston is a world-class foodie destination.

We are pulling out all of the stops to make our 60th anniversary gathering one for the record books. Don’t miss it!

Areas for Exhibition:

Main Stage
This is the ballroom on the third floor which will serve as the location of our general sessions, keynote presentations, award winner conversations and the biennial Sound Lab. Sound Lab will be focusing on live sound mixing.

Innovation Stage
This area of the expo floor has been consistently growing in its usefulness. The stage will have conference sessions, product demos and special events hosted there. It will be located in the Dark Zone which will require additional production needs.

Costume Stage
This new area of the expo floor is a fun stage created for the costume/make-up and props commission. The goal is to create opportunities for costume rental and sales companies to showcase their inventory in a fun way.

Periodic “fashion shows” will be scheduled around themed costume styles. Conference sessions may be planned as well as product demonstrations.

Entrance, Lobby and Public Space Areas
USITT tries to create experiences in every corner of the show. We’re open to your participation in show management structural designs like the Entrance Unit, or a sound system for a cocktail reception in the ballroom lobby. These opportunities are uid and open to new ideas!

Conference Rooms
Each commission has a conference home room which sometimes requires equipment for their sessions. The sound commission often utilizes a sound system from a speaker manufacturer or sewing machines in a costume session room, or lighting boards in a lighting commission room.

Stages on the Expo Floor:

At USITT20, the Stage Expo will be bringing even more education and connecting to the floor. The Dark Zone will host a Lighting/Digital Media stage while other areas of the expo will have a Sound, Tech Production, Architecture and Stage Management stage and the return of the popular Costume Stage. The goal is to offer a space for more demonstrations, micro sessions and areas to connect. You can sponsor these stages to provide an area for dialogue and connection.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibiting is just the beginning! Bring your brand to the front and center of every attendee’s mind with a sponsorship. Showcase your company as one that supports the entertainment technology industry and bene t from the recognition of USITT members and attendees.

  • Registration Sponsorship
  • WiFi Sponsorship
    Help attendees at USITT keep connected while on the Stage Expo floor. Be one of the co-sponsors of the wireless internet throughout the event hall. A landing page will be created with the sponsor logos clickable to the website of your choosing.
  • Digital Advertising
    Digital Screens let everyone around the entire venue see our sponsors’ messages. You can be part of this with an ad on 20+ screens around the venue. These create thousands of impressions during the event.
  • Commission Reception
    Each discipline of USITT has a reception at the annual Conference & Stage Expo. This is a gathering of all those with the same focus in one room. As part of our goal to connect companies with the attendees, we offer the opportunity to sponsor these events.
  • Opening Night Sponsorship
  • Conference Room Sponsorship

  • Conference Attendee Lounge Sponsorship
    This is the area where attendees can connect with each other, charge their devices, sign on to the internet, and relax during the long conference days. Be the company that provides that environment both with branding your design and placing products in the area to display/shape the space! You create a brand recognition hot spot for the most sought-after area of the conference.
  • Expo Hall Sponsorship
  • Stages on the Expo Floor
  • Mobile App Sponsorship

We Keep Growing…

The past 8 years at the USITT Conference & Stage Expo has been a steady path in a growth direction. Both attendance and exhibitor numbers have shown the direction of USITT is continuing up. There are many reasons for this growth over the past 8 years. Ultimately, the data shows that USITT is an organization and event on the move!

Don’t Miss OUT!

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The Arts Wellbeing Collective: Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Performing Arts - Australia

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is an Arts Centre Melbourne initiative that comprises a consortium of Victorian arts and cultural organisations whose shared vision is to effect better mental health and wellbeing for performing arts workers.

ABOUT: The Arts Wellbeing Collective

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is an Arts Centre Melbourne initiative that comprises a consortium of Victorian arts and cultural organisations whose shared vision is to effect better mental health and wellbeing for performing arts workers.

Objectives

  • To improve support services for Victorian arts workers
  • To collate and share information
  • To effect industry cultural change
  • To improve support networks within and between arts organisations.

The guiding principles that inform the work of the Arts Wellbeing Collective are:

Prevention focused

  • Promote positive mental health and wellbeing at all levels, including building practical skills for individuals and leaders, as well as organisational and sector-wide initiatives.
  • Raise awareness of mental health, mental health problems and the value of early intervention.

Working in partnership

  • Ensure a variety of partnerships state-wide and across the industry – collaboration is core to the Arts Wellbeing Collective and vital to success.
  • Work in partnership with relevant experts to gather the best possible evidence-base for information sharing and creating practical tools.

Creating systems level change

  • Seek to understand and address systems, cultures and traditions that contribute to poor mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts.
  • Aim to drive sector-wide changes in culture and practices.

Long-term thinking

  • Prioritise resources and initiatives that have capacity for long-lasting impact, scalability and transferability.
  • Stay abreast of national and international trends.
  • Focus intently on core vision, objectives, principles and values.

Knowledge creation and dissemination

  • Work with experts and industry leaders to find, share, create and translate the best available information, tailored for creative contexts.
  • Maintain open access to as much programmatic knowledge as possible, with minimal barriers to engagement.

Encouraging innovation

  • We are always learning – we do not have all the answers. Test, trial, evaluate, and share useful findings with energy and authenticity.
  • Be rigorously planned, strategically responsive and thoughtfully adaptable.

The Program 2018 – 2021

The Arts Wellbeing Collective program is informed by learning and organisational development principles, positive psychology, and research into workplace wellbeing, all specifically tailored to the unique landscape of the performing arts sector. The program seeks to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for performing arts workers, arts organisations of all shapes and sizes, and the industry as a whole.

The program will roll out across three years, 2018 – 2021. Arts Wellbeing Collective workshops and resources are open access and free of charge. Membership to the Arts Wellbeing Collective is free and open to all performing arts workers and organisations.

SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPING MENTALLY HEALTHY CREATIVE WORKPLACES

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is working in partnership with WorkSafe Victoria, organisational psychologists and industry leaders to support the development of mentally healthy creative workplaces, acknowledging the sometimes unusual needs and composition of creative workplaces.

This is then underpinned with a three-tier program:

1. RESOURCES

The Arts Wellbeing Collective will build practical, tailored resources including tool kits, posters, videos, information sheets, eLearning modules, and more.

2. WORKSHOPS

The Arts Wellbeing Collective will design and deliver face to face workshops, focussed on building knowledge and practical skills to address common mental health and wellbeing challenges in the performing arts. All workshops are co-designed with learning and organisational development specialists, relevant experts and industry practitioners.

3. SECTOR INITIATIVES

The Arts Wellbeing Collective will deliver a series of initiatives aimed at building sector capacity. Initiatives include the roll out of tailored, accredited Mental Health First Aid, the development of a peer support network, and exploring opportunities for increasing access to professional support.

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Cue2cue: Training In Stage Management - Regular Courses - London, U.K.

Cue2cue training covers step by step instruction and guidance of show calling and stage management for the event industry. Sessions are tailor-made from 2 hours to 2 days depending on requirements and include a mix of presentations, practical exercises and Q & A sessions. The masterclass offers a standalone presentation.

Cue2Cue Training:

CUE2CUE training covers step by step instruction and guidance of showcalling and stage management for the event industry. sessions are tailor made from 2 hours to 2 days depending on requirements and include a mix of presentations, practical exerices and Q & A sessions. Masterclass offers a standalone presentation.

 SHOW CALLING:

  • Why a show caller?
  • The basics of (show) calling.
  • Understanding the process from pre-production and technical rehearsals through to the show.
  • Compiling the prompt book/ show flow.
  • How to call a show from the show flow document for one day events and calling when there is no script or show flow.
  • Calling to music and timecode and understanding fully the role of timecode.
  • Differences between calling for theatre & events.
  • Practical exercises in show calling.
  • Contingency planning.

STAGE MANAGEMENT:

  • The Basics – Stage directions & technical terms.
  • What is the structure of the SM team and the role of the Production Stage Manager.
  • Exploring the differences between stage management for theatre & events.
  • Corporate Events – How to effectively stage manage conferences and corporate events including speaker & presenter management.
  • Live Events – How to staff, manage and lead a team on an event.
  • Scheduling – How to schedule cast and technical rehearsals – what takes priority?
  • Contingencies – How to react and deal with technical problems and show stops.

MASTERCLASS:

Masterclass offers a unique opportunity to learn more about a discipline or show in a masterclass/ lecture environment.  Each session runs between 2 & 3 hours. Current masterclasses include:

  • Olympic Ceremonies – this masterclass explores the process of putting on a ceremony from auditions through to technical rehearsals and to show, including rarely seen photos and videos. Ceremonies discussed include London 2012 & Baku 2015.
  • Show Calling – a concise talk exploring many of the topics included in the training but with less emphasis on practical exercises.
  • Stage Management – a concise talk exploring many of the topics included in the training but with less emphasis on practical exercises.

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