11:11:11 UpStage Festival [11 November 2011]
The UpStage/How Haka tells a Story project was developed to take the concept of performed narrative in a physical space to an online venue 'UpStage' where participants manipulate visual and audio tools to create a real time performance event that plays out through browser software. [www.upstage.org.nz].
It's underlying aim is to develop with the students, learning pathways and resources that sit alongside the online performance venue UpStage; and enable students to peer tutor each other through the creation and production of the 'cyberformance' event [story told online].
Three groups of Students are involved ;
Five Year 6s at Paparoa Range [who have developed the show Humpty with a twist]
Six Year 6-8s from South Westland Area School [ show Goldie Kea and the 3 Sheep]
Three Year 8s at Paparoa Range were the Tutor group and in collaboration Vicki Smith are presenting the show String Games, these three students are experienced young cyberformers who have performed at the last two festivals.
The students have learned to use UpStage as well as various applications required to make the various artefacts used on the virtual stage. The students have been involved in writing and devising the show and were chosen by a curatorial panel to be part of the fifth annual international festival happening on Friday 11 November.
The 11:11:11 Festival will be online for the global period of Friday 11th November, each show performs at least twice for a global audience online, and will also be projected at the Govett Brewster gallery in New Plymouth and in The Film Archive in Wellington.
Full details of UpStage, the 11:11:11 Festival, performance details, the schedule and more information is available on the web site: http://upstage.org.nz/blog/
Or for further information, contact Vicki Smith:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 778 067
The UpStage in schools project is supported by the Ministry of Education
and the 11:11:11 Festival in UpStage has funding support from Creative New Zealand