Produced by LoNyLa, a global artists network fueled by graduates of Yale University, in partnership with Innovation Warehouse (theiw.org), a leading British accelerator for digital startups, and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (stellaadler.com) in New York City, TimeWave (timewavefestival.com) gathers audiences to experience a performance that is simultaneously theatrical, cinematic, and Internet-driven, and where audiences can contribute via social media.
Dozens of artists from the six continents will converge in London in the spring of 2013 to present an unforgettable mix of live performances, streamed and recorded theatre formats.
"I am really looking forward to being a part of the TimeWave festival - I believe that all the artists involved aspire to set the bar higher for new writing and that the results will be at the cutting edge of storytelling and performance." - Neil LaBute
Theater allowed you to imagine scenes anywhere in the world; film allowed you to see scenes anywhere in the world; Timewave allows for scenes to occur anywhere in the world and for audiences to connect directly to those places.
Our Vision: to unleash the creative potential of a multicultural collective via technology.
THE GREEN PROGRAMME
By using telepresence and broadcasting technologies that have been migrated to the cloud, TimeWave creates a new code for an international live arts event.
Theatre from multiple locations can be streamed into a single performance, enabling local audiences to travel around the world and never leave their seats.
Current technology integrates HD video, audio and interactive tools, which results in a powerfully immersive experience. By combining technology and production design, local and remote artists and audiences feel as if they are existing in the same time and space.
Eliminating travel leads to a reduction in CO2 emissions causing climate change and will empower us to reach a low carbon future. TimeWave enables cultural exchange without doing damage to our planet.
"Creating a global network of more than 4,000 high quality videoconferencing studios in cities around the world would help build a new infrastructure for the 21st century and would cost less than one and a half airplanes," says Dennis Pamlin, a WWF Policy Advisor.
Dozens of award-winning artists and multimedia creators, such as Milan/Spain's Beatriz Cabur of NITE and Montreal's Teoma Naccarato, from around the world will gather in London, May 2013. Writers and multimedia creators have reflected on change. It could be a personal cathartic moment — a window into the cosmos — or an imagined couple's journey into space.
We've also encouraged traditional theatre artists to spread their wings and explore the use of new technology in their work. Many have embraced the opportunity, and written startling pieces that take advantage of mediated reality and environments.
FLOW OF AN EVENING
Each performance in the festival will consist of a two-hour event, knitting together six to eight short pieces from playwrights and multimedia creators to form a kaleidoscopic tapestry. Over the five-day run, the programme will resemble a prism shifting every few minutes to reveal a unique voice, style or viewpoint.
As TimeWave progresses, multiple works from different artists will unfold like the ebb and flow of water currents — intersecting, overlapping, interweaving — that form, in total, a wave.
Audiences can participate TimeWave not only as commentators but as creators.
In one format for TimeWave, audiences can interpret a piece in real time. Actors may pose a high stakes scene in which a person is about to jump from a rooftop. Audiences can riff on the jumper's internal monologue.
For more information, visit: TIMEWAVE!