121212 - a Banquet of Cyberformance!

121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance
Bigger, longer and tastier than ever – at the sixth annual UpStage Festival we will savour old favourites and spice things up with new platforms and technologies.

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Bigger, longer and tastier than ever – at the sixth annual UpStage Festival we will savour old favourites and spice things up with new platforms and technologies.

The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance features 36 live performances created and presented in a variety of online platforms. UpStage, the Tap, Second Life, Visitors Studio, Skype and purpose-built interfaces provide the sites for these innovative shows created specifically for real-time interaction with online audiences.

There are two sections to the festival:
Walking Backwards into the Future
A retrospective of 19 remounted cyberformances celebrating the large and diverse body of work that has been generated through the past five UpStage festivals; 5-11 December 2012.

Testing 1 2, 1 2, 1 2
Seventeen new works that experiment with real-time performance in online environments; Wednesday 12 December 2012 (with a bit on the 11th or 13th, depending on where you are in the world).
The selected cyberformances are listed below; further details can be found in the attached media release and on the UpStage web site.

Testing 1 2, 1 2, 1 2
Angry Women – Annie Abrahams (France) & collaborators
i am here because you are here #4 – Stefan Riebel (Germany)
Land Platform - Nathalie Fougeras, Daniel Nillson (Sweden) & collaborators
Babble – Liz Swift, VOID (UK)
Merry Crisis & a Happy New Fear – Christina Papagiannouli (Greece/UK) & collaborators  
NETCOMPOSITION6 & NETCOMPOSITION7 – Ian Whalley (NZ) & Ivan Zavada (Australia)
Moving Mountains – Karen Keifer-Boyd, Aaron Knochel, Christine Liao, Ryan Shin, Wanda B. Knight, Ryan Patton, Mary Elizabeth Meier, Bob Sweeny, Jennifer Motter (USA) & Martina Paatela-Nieminen (Finland)
Excavating Desire – Play The Moment Shakti (Canada, USA)
Senses Places – Isabel Valverde (Portugal), Todd Cochrane (NZ), Jun Makime, Yumi Sagara, and Kae Ishimoto, Keiji Mitsubuchi, Hidenori Watanave, Yukihiko Yoshida (Japan), Ana Moura Santos, Clara Gomes, ARTICA (Portugal), Nick Rothweel (UK)
Good Water III: Synchronicity – Pegi Marshall-Amundsen (USA)
Transamericana 2012 – Claudio Rivera-Seguel (Chile/Canada) & collaborators
Ethernet Orchestra - Roger Mills (Australia) and collaborators
a plunge in the pool - Petyr Veenstra, Floris Sirag (Netherlands), Gabriella Sacco (Italy/Netherlands)
Improvisation for Keyboard and Internet - Ben Unterman (Canada), Hedva Eltanani (UK) & collaborators
Learning to Fall - Lynne Heller (Canada), Kim Mitseff (USA), Inge Hoonte (Netherlands), Noelani Kidder (USA), Dennis Schaefer (USA), Desdemona Enfield (Second Life)
Open Stage - invited artists
Dan Untitled's Afterparty (New Zealand)
Walking Backwards into the Future
Come and Go - Avatar Body Collision (NZ, UK, Finland, Germany)
Baba Yaga – Rabekah Wild (NZ/Germany) & Vicki Smith (Aotearoa NZ)
Freeze Flight or Fight - Suzon Fuks & James Cunningham (Belgium/Australia)
Learn to Hear Through the Lies of Your Eyes: The Cyberforming Hybridization of Tuxedomoon - Miljana Peri? & collaborators (Serbia)
Interface - Suzon Fuks, James Cunningham (Australia) & Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/Germany)
Please Stay Alert at All Times – Meg Fenwick (UK) & Julie Devaney (Canada)
Calling Home: The Big Get-Together - ActiveLayers (UK, NZ, Australia, Belgium)
Workshop Zoo - Katarina Djordjevi? Urosevi? & collaborators (Serbia)
Rx-Ego-Go - Tara Rebele (USA), Miljana Peri? (Serbia) and Suzon Fuks (Belgium/Australia)
Mysterious Mali's Drawings - Mali and Chad Duckitt (Australia)
Veni! ????! Dodji! to the Zapata Private/Pirate Birthday Party. And, Vice Versa … - by Miljana Peri?, Jelena Milosavljevi? Rubil & Julijana Proti? (Serbia)
Plastic - Karen Karnak (global)
The Dish - Katarina Djordjevi? Urosevi? & Jelena Lali? (Serbia)
At Home With the Smiths – the Catastrophic Primadonnas (UK)
Lines - Ben Unterman & Daniel Silverman (Canada)
Mass-Mess - Katarina Djordjevi? Urosevi? & Jelena Lali? (Serbia)
Murder 2.0 - Ben Unterman & collaborators (Canada)
Flat Earth - Petyr Veenstra, Floris Sirag (Netherlands) & Gabriella Sacco (Italy)
Magfalda (m)eats the world in pieces - Gabriella Sacco & Valentina Tibaldi (Italy)

The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance is organised by Festival Architects Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson, with a team of dedicated volunteers and the talented artists. It is the sixth annual festival of cyberformance - live online interactive events created and presented for online audiences.

For more information, visit www.upstage.org.nz or email info@upstage.org.nz

Your donation to UpStage is much appreciated and will help to make 121212 a success!

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10 Jun 2012