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27 January 2015
Register now! Network Performing Arts workshop programme now available
 

The preliminary programme is now available and registration is open for the eighth Network Performing Arts Production (NPAP) workshop, which will be held on 4-6 May 2015 in London, UK. The action-packed programme will combine performing arts and the latest networking technology and will include a ground-breaking evening performance by students from the Royal College of Music.

Programme

The workshop aims to build upon the basic knowledge and skills of people who have already participated in one or more of the previous workshops in the series, or for people who have acquired knowledge by using the online learning materials.

The workshop programme will offer exciting opportunities for participants to expand their knowledge and discuss new possibilities in areas where real-time arts performance and cutting-edge networking technology meet. The workshop serves as an ideal platform for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

The main focus of the sessions will be on live demonstrations using the technology and real-life use cases followed by round-table discussions. As in previous years, the sessions will be very much hands-on, encouraging the participants to generate new ideas about how the technology presented can be used in various performing arts.

To help meet the needs of any newcomers, a special cocktail reception will be held on the first evening where attendees can touch and feel the technology and meet the experts while watching and listening to recordings of the previous workshops.

Public performance included

On 5 May, Royal College of Music students will perform a multimedia symphony titled ‘The Infinite Bridge’ using some of these technologies. This theatrical evening will be open to the public; workshop participants can attend free of charge.

More information

This event is the eighth in the series of workshops that has been held in Europe and the United States annually since 2009, and the fifth European event. The workshop will be hosted by the Royal College of Music with local technical support provided by Jisc, which provides Janet, the UK national research and education network, and coordinated by Internet2 and the GÉANT Association's Amsterdam office (formerly TERENA), with additional technical expertise provided by the Programme Committee members.

You can find all registration information linked from the London workshop page.

For an overview of the whole workshop series, visit the Networking Performance Arts Production Workshops page.

For an overview of some of the talks, performances and personalities of the Vienna 2013 event, please see the video report on YouTube.

More information about the Royal College of Music.