Theatre and tech – a must see, must attend presentation by Carey Dodge

I don’t usually place a press release on my blog, but this is a really great event that fits into the fabric of our city like few others. As a part of the Tech + Text events from Pat the Dog, technical director Carey Dodge from Boca Del Lupo is in a residency here in Waterloo Region.

Dodge is going to be working here in a residency, and also will be presenting at the Felt Lab in St. Jacob’s on the 17th at a lunch and learn – there will be a registration, and I will post it here, and on twitter when that comes about. Art and tech lovers: Don’t miss out on this event.

 

From Pat the Dog:

Pat the Dog Theatre Creation’s Text + Tech Visiting Artist Residency begins today as Carey Dodge, Technical Director for award-winning Vancouver-based Boca del Lupo visits REAP at the Felt Lab through to October 19.

Text + Tech is the only project of its kind in Canada. Both creators of theatre and technology are brought together at the point of creation with the intent to improve and deepen the integration of technology into the fabric of text in Canadian theatre creation. The Visiting Artist Residency grants a national theatre artist the opportunity to visit Pat the Dog Theatre Creation for an extended period. This project is in partnership with REAP (Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity). Coming out of the Canadian Centre of Arts and Technology at the University of Waterloo, the REAP initiative supports student, faculty, and professional projects that foster the intersection of Arts and Technology through its ‘digital sandbox for serious play’. Housed in the Felt Lab in St. Jacob’s, REAP focuses particularly on interactive display environments and applications.

Pat the Dog Theatre Creation is thrilled to host Carey Dodge of Boca del Lupo to Waterloo Region. Boca del Lupo is one of Vancouver’s most innovative and dynamic theatre companies, specializing in experimental theatrical productions and spectacular outdoor presentations. They are widely known for their free, outdoor, all-ages, roving spectaculars. These large-scale productions have drawn thousands of audience members high into the rainforest canopy of Stanley Park, deep into the forgotten regions that lie under Vancouver’s monolithic city bridges and out onto the rain-slicked streets of Gastown. The company has received numerous awards including Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for Outstanding Design, Outstanding Production, Significant Artistic Achievement, Outstanding Performance, along with the Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation and the Alcan Performing Arts Award. Carey is a multidisciplinary artist and technologist who works in sonic arts, interactivity, installations, sound design, projections systems and performance. He specializes in developing novel sound design systems for performance and installation work. These systems often include custom-made software, algorithmic composition, live processing, surround sound environments and interactivity.

During his visit high-tech equipment such as MicroTiles, responsive technology by GestureTek, Augmented Reality applications, and 3D projection mapping will be implemented and explored.

The Text + Tech Visiting Residency is funded by The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Waterloo.