A 2-day HAPPENING for PERFORMING ARTS professionals
Proposed by French Tech Grande Provence, together with the Festival d'Avignon, in partnership with Dark Euphoria and the Grenier à Sel, with the support of the Région Sud, the City of Avignon, the European programs Interreg Alpine Space and STARTS, Performing Arts Digital Stages invites professionals of the performing arts to question and explore the issues related to digital transition and innovation.
Closely linked to societal changes, artistic practices echo the on-going digital transition we have witnessed in recent decades: technical tools brought on stage, augmented live performances, digitization of cultural content…
The health crisis that has severely impacted the cultural sector has accelerated this phenomenon. Often suffered, but also embraced by many artists and programmers as an opportunity to renew creative processes and relationships with audiences, the closure of cultural venues has opened up new avenues for artistic content, new « digital stages ».
The deployment of these hybrid and digital artistic forms is disrupting cultural programming and the relationship between artists, stages and audiences. In the face of these changes, it is essential to initiate a more structured reflection, to share and perpetuate good practices and to articulate these innovation processes within artistic projects and cultural policies.
This 2-day inspiration and discovery journey, of digital artistic experiences, debates, and targeted encounters for professionals, has been designed to facilitate the networking of best practices and enrich the steps undertaken. It also aims to guide professionals in their digital transition: digital stages, hybrid formats, interaction, immersive devices, participative performances, performances on social media, etc.
MONDAY 12 JULY
10:00 – 10:30 am ::: CONFÉRENCE
Cultural practices in times of confinement
The first confinement linked to the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our relationship to culture and favored cultural uses of screens. A look back at the digital cultural practices of French people during this unprecedented period.
With Anne Jonchery, Research Officer at the Department of Studies, Foresight and Statistics – Ministry of Culture
10:45 am – 13:00 pm ::: PRO
Meet experts in the field of performing arts + technology collaboration: startups, programmers, producers answer all your questions in small group discussion sessions.
10:45 – Producing tomorrow’s hybrid artistic experiences with Mathieu Rozières, Producer Dark Euphoria
11:30 – Performing arts: building bridges between arts, science and technologies with Jonathan Thonon, Director of European projects au Théâtre de Liège
12:15 – Digitization: what possibilities for employers in the entertainment industry on recruitment and payroll? avec Dimitri Ivanoff Business Developer Movinmotion
14:00 – 15:30 ::: ROUND TABLE
New imaginary and new narratives: from live performances to digital experiences
Closely linked to societal evolution, artistic practices echo the digital transition at work in recent decades. How and why should technological innovation and live performances be articulated?
with Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel, Co-directors of the Ballet de Marseille Collectif (LA)HORDE, Eli Commins, Director of Lieu Unique, Fabrice Murgia, Actor, director and filmmaker, Moderated by Jonathan Thonon, Director of European projects Théâtre de Liège
15:30 – 16:30 ::: MEET-UP
The XR experience L’Écume des jours by Julie Desmet Weaver
Meet-up with the team of L’Écume des Jours XR, an immersive and interactive experience inspired by Boris Vian’s novel.
Register to live the experience after the meeting (duration: 15 min).
with Julie Desmet Weaver, Author and director, Vincent Borrel et Nicolas Gambini, Technical directors Inlum.in, Mathieu Rozières, Producer Dark Euphoria
TUESDAY 13 JULY
10:00 – 11:30 ::: CONFÉRENCE
Supporting and financing digital and hybrid artistic forms
The Institut Français and the CNC present their support and accompaniment mechanisms for transdisciplinary projects at the crossroads of the performing arts and digital experiences.
11:30 – 13:45 ::: PRO
Meet experts of the field of performing arts + Technologies collaboration: startups, programmers, producers answer all your questions in small group discussion sessions.
11:30 – Developing Art & Technology projects on a European scale with Louise Enjalbert, Head of European projects at IRCAM / STARTS
12:15 – What innovative cultural mediation tools for participative artistic projects? with Aïda Minet, Production Director and founder of Cahoots
13:00 -Innovation third places, spaces of experimentation for the cultural and creative industries with Anne-Lise Rosier, Chief of staff La Villa Créative
14:30 – 15:30 ::: MEET-UP
VR show Le Baptême by Laurent Bazin
Meet with the team of Le Baptême, a theater experience in virtual reality.
Register to live the experience at the end of the meet-up (duration: 60 min).
with Laurent Bazin, Director and Line Abramatic-Bruceña, Producer at Gengiskhan Productions
15:30 – 16:30 ::: MASTERCLASS
Dance and Augmented Reality : Space Dances
This masterclass explores the various challenges at stake within the Space Dances project, a choreographic, visual and sound experience, through a journey in augmented reality.
with Natacha Paquignon, Chorégrapher, Amaury Belin, Co-founder of Museopic, Maxime Touroute, Engineer and video maker
© Alain Lagarde, Dark Euphoria, Laurent Bazin
Marie Albert, Artistic Director for live performances & digital scenes, Production Director at Dark Euphoria
Marie Albert is passionate about transdisciplinary innovation and the crossroads between art, science and technology. She a strong 10 years experience in the field of development of art & innovation projects (European program Horizon 2020 S+T+ARTS, art-science projects, fablabs and third places), including 4 years within the French Tech Grande Provence. She joined Dark Euphoria in the spring of 2021 to accompany artistic projects (immersive and interactive experiences, digital art, new media creations...). She is also a journalist for the online media Makery.
Ideas Factory Performing arts, Digital Stages is hosted at the Grenier à sel in 2021. Inaugurated in 2018 in one of the oldest buildings in the city of Avignon, the Grenier à sel offers multidisciplinary programming in the field of visual and performing arts, at the crossroads of the links between art, science and technology. For the 75th edition of the Avignon Festival, the Grenier à Sel offers a program dedicated to immersive and digital forms in the performing and visual arts. Through performances, encounters and an exhibition, AIRES NUMÉRIQUES #2 invites the public to discover artists who are pioneers of innovation.