Theatrical Futures: Intensive Study in NYC
Theatrical Futures is a five-day intensive program that introduces students to some of New York City’s most important creators working at the intersection of live performance and technology. The program is tailored to the academic courses and interests of students. They visit artists’ studios, research laboratories, creative incubators, and performance venues for a firsthand look inside New York’s hotbed of innovation. Students have the opportunity to present their own work to professionals and receive critiques and advice.
Theatrical Futures focuses on the future of live performance and its ongoing transformation in relationship to rapidly changing information and interactive technologies. Through a series of intimate conversations with New York artists and researchers, accompanied by studio and lab visits, performances and walking tours, students discover a wide range of exciting artistic languages and new strategies for engaging audiences. These include installation, multi-media opera, software generated music, biogenetic art, virtual reality, robotics, video gaming, architecture and other non-human systems. Students will also have the opportunity to meet artists working in traditional forms of contemporary dance, theater and visual arts.
Merce Cunningham tribute at the Park Armory, one of the largest and most adventuresome performance and installation spaces in New York City
Over the course of 5 days, beginning each morning at 10:00 am and ending at 11:00 pm, FuturePerfect staff will guide students through a schedule of specially chosen performances, curated artist studio visits, museums, talks, a catered dinner, and a rooftop gathering.
Professional Development. On the final day, students have the opportunity to present their own work to a general audience and meet individually with professionals who critique their work and give advice.
Students are encouraged to stay an additional two or more days to explore the many opportunities the city has to offer including parks, museums, restaurants, galleries and specialty neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, Chelsea, Dumbo, Fashion District, Williamsburg, and more.
$2500/person. A maximum of 10 students participate in each intensive session. Includes tickets to all shows, entrance to all museums/venues/studios, a 7-day unlimited Metro card and a group dinner. Travel, hotel, additional meals and insurance are not included. Sponsorships may be available.
Undergraduate and graduate students
FuturePerfect Productions (futureperfectproductions.org) is a New York-based international research, development and production company with a special focus on the future of live performance in relationship to new and emerging technologies.
FuturePerfect develops artistic works through close and often long-term relationships with some of today’s most interesting artists, scientists, researchers and organizations. Through ongoing collaborations FuturePerfect generates and supports new directions in performance and visual culture through commissions, touring, consulting, project management, residencies, presentations, and conferences.