Season XXIV Volume 6 Issue 3 July-September 2009




March 26 - April 4, 2010

Another Language Performing Arts Company is celebrating twenty-five years of creative expression!

Red Sun Photo by Elizabeth A. Miklavcic

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Community Panel Discussions!
New Cinematic Breakthroughs!
A Debut InterPlay Work for 2010!

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Contact Information

Office: (801) 531-9419
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National Advisory Board

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive Director
Other Minds Festival
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Carpenter
Multimedia Specialist, NCSA
Urbana Champaign, IL

Kent Christensen
New York, NY

Jennifer Gray
Associate Product Manager
Move, Inc.
Westlake Village, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Susan Roberts
Computer Graphics Designer
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Ice Skating Instructor

Victoria Rasmussen
Vice President
Broad Band Computer Professional

Sylvia Ring
Registered OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Health Sciences


Beth Miklavcic
Artistic Director

Jimmy Miklavcic
Executive Director


InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box was honored as a national semi-finalist for the 2006 Peoria Prize for Creativity.

InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno received a 2007 City Weekly Artys Staff Award for Best Real-time, Distributed, Surrealistic, Cinema.

InterPlay: Carnivale received a 2008 City Weekly Artys Readers Choice Award for Best Opera/ Symphony performance by Travis Eberhard and Artemio Contreras.


2009 InterPlay: AnARTomy

Pictured: Theresa Kulikowski
Drawing: Cynthia Hogan

Pictured: Patrick Barnes
Drawing: Jacob Wyatt

Pictured: Theresa Kulikowski
Photo: Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

2009 The Leonardo

Pictured: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Cinematic Display Node Operator
Photo: Jimmy H. Miklavcic

2009 The Stephens Center

Pictured: Jimmy & Beth Miklavcic
Pocatello, Idaho

1994 History

Pictured: Jimmy & Beth Miklavcic
In Hilary Carrier's That Woman
Photo: John Brandon

2009 In Review

Elizabeth Miklavcic, in January, submitted The Story of Iris Merryweather from InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno to The Human Emotion Project under the direction of global curator Alison Williams with Italian curators Carlo Fatigoni and Sandro Cecchi. The project was sponsored by Faticart Association of Contemporary Art in Perugia, Italy. The Human Emotion Project focused on investigations into the expression and representation of human emotions interpreted through video and film with contributions from the global artistic community. The submission was accepted and the project has toured throughout Italy and is a part of the 2009 Sguardi Sonori Festival showing at several venues in Rome and Genova.
February 20th, Josephine Garibaldi the Director of Theatre and Dance at Idaho State University, invited Elizabeth to adjudicate The Idaho Moving Project dance concert. In conjunction with the adjudication, Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic gave a presentation to fine arts students and faculty. The Poetics of Challenge presentation (given at Cambridge University, UK the previous year) opened much discussion with the faculty regarding telematics and the possibilities of collaboration between organizations and institutions from varied geographical locations. In addition, InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno was shown following the presentation. The Idaho Moving Project concert was held in the newly constructed L.E. & Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. Ms. Garibaldi, Paul Zmolek, the dance faculty and students were gracious hosts holding a reception following the concert where Elizabeth and Jimmy could meet and converse with the inspiring dance students and talented faculty at ISU.
March 7th, Jimmy and Elizabeth Miklavcic presented The Poetics of Challenge for the Utah Dance In Education Organization's annual statewide spring conference. The theme of this year's conference was Dance and Technology: Taking the fear out of the 21st Century - Exploring the use of Technology in Dance Education. An enthusiastic introduction by UDEO Board Member Jaynee Welty welcomed the Another Language Directors. The complex nature of the InterPlay works inspired several dance instructors toward learning more about technology, telematics, video communications and the applications for dance performance.
The 2009 InterPlay: AnARTomy directed by Jimmy and Elizabeth Miklavcic, was an examination into the art of the human body. Using multi-artistic explorative investigations including live dance performance, mime, poetry, 3D skeletal animations, live life drawing, flash animations and live music, this year's InterPlay was a stunning work of art. Six performances were held March 27-29 and April 3-5, 2009 at the University of Utah Intermountain Network and Scientific Computation Center and streamed live through the Access Grid, into Marriott Library Island in Second Life, as well as, a live QuickTime broadcast that could be viewed through the company's website

Utah performers included world-class gymnast Theresa Kulikowski, dancer Patrick Barnes, and poet Elizabeth A. Miklavcic, with artists from Brigham Young University Professor Cynthia Overman, students Anthony Holden, Laura Smith and Jacob Wyatt. University of Utah students Daniel Van Tassel modeled a 3D skeleton and Joshua Lee Bross created skeleton animations. During the performance, Joshua sent pre-rendered animations live through the Access Grid as the dancers performed as living sculptures.
Utah control room technicians were Jimmy Miklavcic - digital mix and technical director, Travis Eberhard - audio engineer, Colin McDermott - node operator and performance manager. Camera crew consisted of Cory Anderson - director of photography, Christopher Lee - camera operator, Tauna Price - camera operator, JOsh Bross - camera operator and Russel Henricksen - documentation. During technical week rehearsals, artists Paul and Colin Heath and Jon Weisberg helped test the live life drawing component by working with Adobe Photoshop, where the system's video display was transmitted through the Access Grid as part of the performance. They also created traditional life drawings on paper that was recorded and sent through the Access Grid.
Distance site artists included Professor Miho Aoki from the University of Alaska Fairbanks who created the animated background movies in Adobe Flash, as well as, sketched the dancers live during the performance. Professor William Scott Deal - Director of the Tavel Arts and Technology Center at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a member of the telematic musical ensemble Big Robot with musicians Jordan Munson and Michael Drews performed live their original AnARTomy sound score. Dancer Brian Buck from Long Island, New York created quick jittery dance movements that moved through space as juxtaposition to the slow restrained movements of the moving sculptures in Utah. Cardiff mime Ben Spruce, covered completely in white, performed live in response to the movements of the dancers in Utah. Mike Daley - Senior Technician and Professional Tutor for the School of Computer Science at Cardiff University, Wales built a stage with reflective materials to give Ben's video presence a 3D effect. Mike also sent an animated skeleton and scanned faces in the video stream from Cardiff.
Kersten Swinyard programming director of The Leonardo Science Center in Salt Lake City posted a blog review, in it she states:
Ever heard of "live, real-time, distributed, surrealistic cinema"? We hadn't either. We have however seen the omission in our lives and are doing our best to rectify it via Another Language, a performing arts company at the University of Utah...InterPlay: AnARTomy features two dancers, poetry, a host of sketch artists, and digital animators, and requires nearly a dozen computer systems to compile live video feeds from four other universities...all to create a dynamic, collaborative performance.
Another Language, for the very first time, utilized real-time streaming of High Definition Video (1280 x 720 progressive) in InterPlay: AnArtomy. Another Language, IUPUI and Cardiff University, Wales transmitted at most three HDV streams from their sites. New computer systems, that can handle HDV in real time, needed to be purchased at the University of Utah for transmission and display. Utah, IUPUI and Cardiff all used Black Magic Design's HDMI and Serial DV capture cards.
Getting the technology to work was truly an international collaboration. The Human Interface Technology Lab (HIT Lab) in Christchurch, New Zealand went to work to develop the appropriate software drivers and video services that would integrate HDV into the Access Grid technology. Within weeks, Nathan Gardiner and ChangHyeok Bae had made software available to us for test and use.
New Panasonic AVCHD Cameras were purchased. These HD camcorders used no tape; instead it recorded to 16 GB SanDisk cards the size of a postage stamp. Each card recorded one hour and twenty minutes of HD video. After every performance, Cory Anderson, the director of photography, uploaded the video to a MacBook Pro laptop and erased the cards for re-use the next performance.
June 19, 2009 Computer Graphics History Museum Director Richard Thompson invited Another Language to participate in the opening reception of the newly founded museum dedicated to preserving the history of computer graphics by displaying a variety of machines. Another Language screened four InterPlay performances, Intransitive Senses, Hallucinations, Loose Minds in a Box and Nel Tempo di Sogno during the reception.

June 25, 27 & 28 Another Language Performing Arts Company re-created the cinematic display component of InterPlay: AnARTomy for The Leonardo Science Center during the 2009 Utah Arts Festival. Some of the challenges involved in the recreation of the cinematic display entailed: creating a new design for the equipment configuration, many rehearsals and testing for compatibility with the downtown building, creating a simulated network, portability of the complex computer systems and three days of set up. During the performance, Jimmy Miklavcic created a new live digital mix and Elizabeth Miklavcic ran the node display, placing performance videos in different geometrical formations throughout the AnARTomy performance.
The end of July saw the completion of digital media documentation of InterPlay: AnARTomy for the web site and the complete striking of all props, drawings and equipment of the event. At the beginning of August, the company moved into a complete redesigning of the history section of the Another Language web site. Restoration, editing, titling and compressing of historical movies from the twenty-five year history of the company began and continues to date. The extensive video archive will be available for public viewing.
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