Summer Institute
Ancient Technologies, Dramaturgy and Game

The Kitchen’s 7th Annual Sidney Kahn 2005 Summer Institute
New York, USA
Ancient Technologies, Dramaturgy and Game
11 – 29 July 2005

How can traditional performance strategies blend with cutting-edge new media to create artistic forms reflecting today’s dynamic global culture? Join The Kitchen and the Summer Institute’s first invited international Artistic Director, Ong Keng Sen, for a multidisciplinary program exploring the powerful relationships between ancient technologies, dramaturgy and game. Fully accredited by Sarah Lawrence College (3 credits), this intensive three-week laboratory offers emerging artists the unique opportunity to develop work integrating video, theatre, performance, dance, sound, and text. Through daily interaction with Ong and a select group of professional artists from Asia and the U.S., participants explore ritualistic techniques drawn from ancient cultures within the rich landscape of interactive systems, game design and rules of play. Artist talks and mentoring sessions with industry professionals enrich the curriculum. The Institute also provides access to The Kitchen’s extraordinary video archive of performance documentation, bringing to light the important explorations that have made The Kitchen a center of multimedia activity for over 30 years.

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