March 30 - April 1, 2007 - (Archived Description)
InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno was selected as 2007 Artys Staff Award for Best Real-time Distributed Surrealistic Cinema.
Exploring the ever elusive passage of time, through a live, distributed, surreal cinematic event, artists and technologist from six cities will perform simultaneously and share these performances through video streaming technologies to create a work of unprecedented scale and innovation.
Another Language Performing Arts Company, in partnership with the University of Utah's Center for High Performance Computing, will perform InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno (In the Dream Time) March 30 - April 1, 2007. Another Language, with local Utah and other performers throughout North America will take the audience on a fantastic journey.
This InterPlay performance, conceived by directors Beth and Jimmy Miklavcic includes Utah visual artist Paul Heath (www.paulheathart.com) who will create a silkscreen composition around the subject of time during the three performances and Didjeridoo musician Marko Johnson (www.rounddoor.com). Utah actors will perform a new, original, collaborative script that includes text contributions from all performers. They are William Ferrer (The Peoples Theatre), Eliza Wren (Halloween Town 4), Travis Eberhard (Church Ball), Jenni Lou Oakes (The Comedy Circuit), and Beth Miklavcic (Napoleon Dynamite). This play will take the audience on a voyage through distorted time, creating visual echoes of moments past, present and future. In Utah, seven distinct characters depicting distinct moments in time will interact and communicate with each other, they will also interact with five characters from different geographical locations. The characters will examine how time affected their very existence, including how they made use of their time and when they ran out of time.
Participating sites include the University of Alaska Fairbanks - Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, Boston University, University of Maryland - College Park, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Purdue University - Envision Center for Data Perceptualization, and the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing. Some of the featured artists and performers are musician William Scott Deal, dancer and actor Carrie Baker, graphic artists Miho Aoki, Somer Hahm, Chao Peng and Siyuan Wang from Fairbanks, Alaska; Performance Artists - Nadja Masura, Peter Rogers and Julie Zdanoski from College Park, Maryland; Dancer - Chun-Chen Chang from Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Musicians - Junko Simons and Robert Putnam from Boston, Massachusetts; and Graphic Artists - Timothy J. Rogers from West Lafayette, Indiana.