TimeWave is a new international festival that fuses live performance and technology to explore the theme of 'Transformation' in the 21st Century.
Dates: June 19 - 23, 2013.
Venue: Innovation Warehouse, 1 East Poultry Avenue, London EC1A 9PT - East London Tech City on the edge of the Square Mile.
Produced by LoNyLa (lonyla.com), a global artists network, in partnership with Innovation Warehouse (theiw.org), a leading British accelerator for digital startups, and the Stella Adler Studio for Acting (stellaadler.com), TimeWave gathers audiences to experience a performance that is simultaneously theatrical, cinematic, and Internet-driven, and where audiences can contribute via social media.
"I am really looking forward to being a part of the TimeWave festival - I believe that all the artists involved aspire to set the bar higher for new writing and that the results will be at the cutting edge of storytelling and performance." Neil LaBute
Dozens of award-winning artists from around the world will gather in London, May 2013.
Writers and multimedia creators have reflected on change. It could be a personal cathartic moment or a journey into space.
We've also encouraged traditional theatre artists to spread their wings and explore the use of new technology in their work. Many have embraced the opportunity, and written startling pieces that take advantage of mediated reality and environments.
Each performance in the festival will consist of a two-hour event, knitting together 6 to 8 short pieces from playwrights and multimedia creators to form a kaleidoscopic tapestry. Over the five-day run, the programme will resemble a prism shifting every few minutes to reveal a unique voice, style or viewpoint.
As TimeWave progresses, multiple works from different artists will unfold like the ebb and flow of water currents intersecting, overlapping, interweaving that form, in total, a wave.
Audiences can participate TimeWave not only as commentators but as creators.
For example, actors may also pose a high stakes scene in which a person is about to jump from a rooftop. Audiences can riff on the jumper's internal monologue.
Innovation Warehouse (View)
1 East Poultry Avenue
London EC1A 9PT