070707 UpStage Festival - call


UpStage Festival

call for participation
a festival of live online performances to celebrate the launch of UpStage 2

You are warmly invited to create your own original cyberformance and perform it to a global audience on 7 July 2007, using UpStage - http://www.upstage.org.nz .

Purpose-built for live interactive performance events, UpStage is easy and fun to use. It works via a web browser so you don't need to download or install anything to create or attend a performance. The UpStage team can help you to learn how to use the software and give advice on devising work in UpStage and creating graphics.

To submit a proposal, email the following information to info@upstage.org.nz by 31 MARCH:

o working title of your cyberformance and 3-4 sentences about it;
o names and locations of people involved;
o brief background/bios (not more than 300 words);
o preferred time(s), in your local time, for presentation on;
o contact email and postal address (so thst we can send you documentation after the festival).

Performances can be on any theme or topic - adapt a stage classic, tell your own story or go for the avant garde! The only rules are it must be no longer than 21 minutes, and must be created and performed in UpStage.
The deadline for submissions is MARCH; selections will be made shortly after this and you will be advised as soon as possible.
The festival will take place online in UpStage, and screened at the New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington, NZ, on (7 July 2007). There is no entry fee; participating artists will be listed in a printed programme and on the UpStage web site, and will receive a DVD of the festival and copies of promotional material.

To learn more about UpStage, email us for a guided tour or come to the next open session: Wednesday 4 April - check here for times: http://upstage.org.nz:8084

The development of UpStage 2 has been funded by the Community Partnership Fund of the New Zealand Government's Digital Strategy; project partners are CiityLink, MediaLab and Auckland University of Technology.
For futher information visit http://www.upstage.org.nz