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We are delighted to announce the performances selected for the 090909
UpStage Festival, which takes place online and at RL access nodes around
the world on 9 September 2009. http://www.upstage.org.nz
There will be eleven performances - six by artists who have previously
created work in UpStage and five from artists who are new to the
environment. As with previous UpStage festivals, there promises to be
something for everyone. Themes include time, salvation, city life, and
explorations of cyberformance and collaborative creativity. The artists
have drawn inspiration from improv theatre, mythology, fairy tales,
absurdist theatre, poetry, daily life and media theory. One performance,
"Salvation" (by Marlena Corcoran with Antoinette LaFarge, Julian Hermann
and Tara Rebele), will have its second presentation at 090909, having
premiered in May at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice where it
was very well received.
Information about the performances can be found at
; the schedule of performance
times will be published here closer to the festival, and live links to
the stages will be available just before each show. All you need to
attend the performances is an internet connection and browser with the
Flash player plug-in.
So far there are potentially 9 RL ("real-life") access nodes at
locations around the world; operating times for the nodes will be added
as the nodes are
confirmed. RL access nodes provide a physical venue for people to watch
screenings of the performances, and interact via public computers. If
you are interested in hosting a node, please read the information on the
page and contact us to arrange it.
We are also looking for people who can assist with recording the
performances for documentation/archival purposes. If you can help,
please email me - helen(a)upstage.org.nz.
UpStage enables performers located around the world to collaboratively
manipulate media (text, graphics, audio, web cams) in real-time for
online audiences who interact in the performance via a text chat. The
annual festival is a showcase of performances created in UpStage.
Further information about UpStage and previous festivals can be found at
Looking forward to a great 090909 festival!
helen : )
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst