[ISEA95] Workshop: John Mitchell, Robb Lovell & Michael Montanaro – Time in the Eye of the Needle, Behind the Scenes (virtual sensing technologies in interactive media dance performance)

Workshop Statement

A behind-the-scene look at the virtual sensing technologies developed by the Institute for Studies in the Arts (ISA) of Arizona State University and used in the interactive media dance performance Time in the Eye of the Needle presented by Montanaro Dance.

  • John D. Mitchell (USA) is a Resident Artist Fellow with the Institute for Studies in the Arts of Arizona State University, he is a composer and performer concentrating on creating performance works with artists from diverse disciplines.
  • Robb Lovell is an artist technologist with the Institute For Studies in the Arts,of Arizona State University. He has a MS in Computer Sciences and is an accomplished modern dancer. His research interests are in Interactive Stage Environments, autonomous machines and artificial life.
  • Michael Montanaro, Canada.This artistic director and choreographer is also a composer, musician, actor and stage technician who graduated in dance at the Hartford (Connecticut, USA) Conservatory. He has performed with the Boston Ballet, Berkshire Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and most notably with Groupe de la Place Royale of which he was artistic director for five years before returning to Montreal in 1985 to found Montanaro Danse. Among his more than fifteen creations, The Audition for the 50th Anniversary of Canada’s National Film Board, Non Angli Sed Angeli, rated “best dance performance” at the Singapore Festival of Arts and, in 1995, Unplugged, an intimate glimpse of his most recent choreography independent of other media.