Walk into Space


FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ


Monday 23, Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 January / 2pm & 7pm

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In January, IJAD Dance launch their creative digital platform, Open Online Theatre at the world premiere of Walk into Space, an interactive, dynamic performance exploring the concept of gravity.

Set against a backdrop of real-time views of space, via satellite telescope, Walk into Space turns the performance space, the dancers, and the audience into stars, planets and satellites.

The event also sees the launch of IJAD’s creative digital platform, Open Online Theatre. The brainchild of IJAD’s Artistic Director Joumana Mourad, Open Online Theatre brings together digital technology and sensography to revolutionise communication between artist and audience. It builds on IJAD’s ongoing mission to embed our audience in the creative process – to take them on a journey from inspiration to creation where day by day they see the evolution from thought to incarnation.

Open Online Theatre is the product of a collaboration with academics from Liverpool John Moores University. Dr Andrew Newsam, Professor of Astrophysics, has provided access to the telescope, while Dr Pauline Brooks, Reader in Dance Performance and Pedagogy, has advised on the development of sensography, choreography tailored specifically for online streaming. Open Online Theatre has been developed by creative design studio Citrus Suite.

Editor’s notes:
Joumana Mourad (Joumana@ijaddancecompany.com)

Performances are at 2pm and 7pm on:
January 23, 24, 25 (There will be a press performance on Wednesday 25 January at 2pm. Email events@ijaddancecompany.com by Wednesday 18 January to reserve a comp ticket.)

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