New York, NY (November 1, 2011) – Exploring technology in creative endeavors, Tony-award nominated choreographer of the hit Broadway musical RENT and fashionista-technology diva Bonnie Sandy introduce DANCEHACKIT™ a new virtual platform they’ve originated to share creativity and showcase fresh ideas. “It removes the limitations of location by being virtual and globally accessible” says Director Marlies Yearby, “Imagine: dancers in different parts of the world start moving simultaneously to the same music: a DANCEHACKIT”. Dance is a universal language and it brings people together. That is what we aim to do.”
This style and freedom of expression will test launch as a part of Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival (BKFFF) on November 19th, 2011 from the mother launch pad held at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. The action can be seen live and streamed, or as remixed, and replayed to your screen.
A featured Vjay will interplay with the streamed dancers and the behind the scene montages captured by tech sponsor Vyou.com. The resulting video mix will be tossed back out for viewers to experience and share.
DANCEHACKIT is on the BKFFF calendar of premiere events, and is a representation of exploration present in technology and the arts today!
Kumble Theater for The Performing Arts will open its main stage so DANCEHACKIT™ can be projected on a wide screen and viewed live. The theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, Downtown Brooklyn, New York:
Padders/Dancers will strut not only their movement style but their fashion statement as well with some LaunchPads hosting a collaboration of Designer and Dancer. “We’re looking at creativity and style with some Pads collaborating with fashion designers in Brooklyn Film and Fashions Festivals” said Sandy. “It will be interesting to see the synergy between the design and the dance as well as the conflict and chaos.” said Yearby.
BKFFF organizers invited the “innovative and bold” fashion designers to add their voice through 3-15 minute story videos, hosted on the web, and to explore the use of video in creative enterprise. “Their is a need for innovative content now with Google launching 100 channels and Comcast committing to at least 11 channels. Artists and Creators have an opportunity to fill that void. But they first need to learn and adapt the technology. This is what we are doing here at BKFFF” states Project Leader Bonnie Sandy. All material will either be Screened live, Simulcast or Shown on Demand! To participate, sponsor, partner or attend go to http://info.dancehack.com
A Panel will end the DANCEHACKIT with Creativity The Next Commodity: How Do Artists Master the Technology for Sustainability and Profit: This Panel will show the attendee how to discover & explore new technologies, gain access and expertise. The dialogue will introduce hacking and improvising as tools in creating, conceptualizing and developing content. Creativity is the next Commodity is the Artist ready!
Among the technology companies sponsoring the event www.VYou.com and www.vokle.com who are also providing tech support to the Creatives. The growing list of community supporters, sponsors and collaborators for both DanceHackIt and Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival can be seen at www.bkfff.com/sponsors.
About video… (http://www.bkfff.com/dancehackit-at-kumbl/)
This video promo is from Brown Butterfly Hailed in the New York Times. A celebration of Muhammed Ali “The Greatest” , Directed, Choreographed and Co Conceived by Marlies Yearby. Conceived and Composed By Craig Harris. Video Master Controller Jonas Goldstein and Mark Goldberg. Produced by Harlem Stages/Aaron Davis Hall and Kansas Lied Center for the Performing Arts. (video promo by Joe Douillette).
DANCEHACKIT™ promises to be as explosive and innovative as Brown Butterfly. Join in and discover with us!
November 13-19th 2011
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