now where have we been….
Apologies for the huge break in posts
What have we been doing since June… WAY too much. That is still no excuse for not posting about it. Genevieve did have several major spinal surgeries and skin cancer to deal with so we are forgiven a little bit for the gap.
December 2014 Filming for Google RISE. Filming at Brighton’s Pheonix Theatre in december and then the film team arrived at Battle Abbey School January 2015 to film a reprise of the ‘[arra]stre’ performance. The film is due to go live end of January 2015
November 2014 We performed at the Amex Stadium in Brighton to celebrate Women in Technology at American Express’CodeGirl Showcase Event. It might seem unusual that classical ballet might appear as part of a women in technology event but this is an unusual ballet.
October 2014 MozFest we participated in Mozilla’s weekend festival celebrating technology. We were ‘talking’ the creative and artistic use of technology for learning, partnering with The Met Office.
September 2014 What a Month! A preview performance at the V and A Museum for their Digital Design Weekend. This was the first time we had partnered with The Met Office. The Debut Performance of [arra]stre at the Dome, Studio Theatre as part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2014. Following this we performed at the Amex Stadium in Brighton to celebrate Women in Technology at American Express’CodeGirl Showcase Event. It might seem unusual that classical ballet might appear as part of a women in technology event but this is an unusual ballet.
August was so much fun. Lots of developing of the wearables for [arra]stre at the Brighton Digital Festival 2014. Wearables with dance performance costumes pose that added extra challenge. The ballet dresses had 10 metres of chiffon on each one. Sewing electronics onto chiffon is rather difficult, especially all the electronics were done by hand. Each dress took anywhere between 4- 6 hours to sew on the electronics, 7 dresses in total. All the wearables instructions and educational resources are available at our education site: www.artofcs.org
In July we ran FireTechCamps Brighton Summer School which particularly exciting due to the face that the new MineCraft Course was of the Camp. The venue for the camp was Sussex University which is is located at the North end of Brighton near the Football Stadium and across the road from Brighton University, Falmer Campus.