Did you mean ‘rocket’? (2018) by Vertical City Performance

17 December 2022

Zoom Closed Captioning and ASL Interpretation provided for all sessions.

09:00 MST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT

Adrienne Wong
Artistic Director, Spiderwebshow Performance
Co-Curator, Festival of Live Digital Performance


“The Poetics of Digital”

A meditation on the emerging poetics of digital tools used in live performance. How are artists using digital tools, particularly the pervasive technology of smart devices, in live performance? How does this differ from how these devices are used day-to-day? Delivered through participatory intervention and hybrid engagement.

11:00 MST / 13:00 EST / 18:00 GMT

Bill Aitchison, Xiamen University (CHN)
“Seduction in the Sinosphere: online performance under lockdown”

JoDee Allen, Concordia University (CDN)
“Creating The Dream Room: Imagination and Telematics in Live Performance”

Carolyn Deby, sirenscrossing (UK)
“Plague City Immersions in Shifting ‘Everyday'”

Greta Gauhe, Coventry University (UK)
“Remembering Touch: A Practical Investigation into the Role of Touch and Proximity in Performance and Beyond”

Sarah Ashford Hart, University of California, Davis (USA)
“Moving-with Anastasis Corporal: a path to implicated witnessing”

Mariah (Mo) Horner, Queen’s University (CDN)
Durational Intimacy: Time as Adhesive in Lilith and Cei’s Invisible

Kelsey Jacobson, Queen’s University (CDN)
“Feeling Close: Audience Perception and Co-production of Intimacy”

Eleni Kolliopoulou, Ionian University (GR)
“KYTTPO/The Cell: Aperformative Experiement ‘in dialogue with’ the pandemic”

Derek Manderson, York University (CDN)
“Cooperative Dramaturgical Structures”

Erin Mee, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (USA)
“Tasting Dance, Bathing (in) Theatre: Imagining Intimacy”

Leora Morris & Ben Coleman, University of British Columbia (CDN)
“Sound, Celebration, and Intimacy: A Covid Radio Drive-In

Jennifer Nikolai, AUT University (NZ)
“Duets with sand, seaweed and shadow; taking a closer look”

Claudia Nolan & Jenn Onopa, RE/Emergence Collective (USA)
“RE/EMERGENCE: A Post-apocalyptic Performance Meditation for Hope and Healing”

Jenn Stephenson, Queen’s University (CDN)
“Intimacy of the Indeterminate: An Erotics of Imagination in Epistolary”

Ekaterina Zharinova, University of California, Davis (USA)
“Aleatory Intimacy of Face Dance”

13:00 MST / 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT

Adam Alston (Goldsmiths University, London)
Josephine Machon (Middlesex University, London)
Gareth White (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London)


Three of the world’s foremost  scholars of immersive and participatory performance will share a conversation on the past, present and future of  intimacy. All three will have acted as respondents at the Artists Forum on December 14th. At the conclusion of the Scholars Panel, the Artists Forum participants will be invited to respond to Adam, Jo and Gareth’s exchange.