Live Performance 360

the intersection of live performance and immersive technology

A new series the explores the how performing artists, presenters and producers are creating and working with XR

LivePerformance360 is Boca del Lupo’s new presentation series curated by Sherry J Yoon, Artistic Director with guest curator Jo Mangan, CEO of Performance Corporation. Launching in February 2022 with SWIMMING HOME, LP360 will have offerings for the following 5 months that explore the intersection of live performance and immersive technologies. For regular listings updates and press materials please contact Helen Yagi: [email protected]

LivePerformance360 also has industry facing components that include archiving performance for touring companies, interested presenters and invested academics. If you have or know of a production interested in exploring the use of 360 audio/visual capture in live performance, we encourage you to reach out to Carey Dodge: [email protected]

Finally, LivePerformance360 contemplates the use of immersive technology as a tool for accessibility aimed at audiences in isolated communities and individuals with mobility issues that prevent them from attending a performance in person. Interested production and presentation partners contact Carmela Sison: [email protected]

In addition to the online digital experience of LivePerformance360, we’ve set up the Fishbowl as an education and demonstration centre on Granville Island.

About the curators:

Sherry J. Yoon is Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo. She is a theatre creator and director with a passion for creating new performance the explore the intersections of technology, culture and artistic forms. Sherry has co-created more than 35 productions, including: Fall Away Home, a large scale site-specific production in Stanley Park; Photog., a multi-media piece created with prominent conflict photographers; and You Are It, a Silver commission from the Arts Club Theatre that investigates the complex dynamics between female friendships. Awards include the sought-after Alcan Performing Arts Award, Jessie Awards for Outstanding Production, Design, Actor, Ensemble, and the Critic’s Choice Innovation Award. Her productions have toured across Canada, Europe and Mexico. Recently, she was co-curator at the National Arts Centre for Grand Acts of Theatre.

Jo Mangan is Artistic Director/CEO of The Performance Corporation, and Director of Carlow Arts Festival. Her work has won plaudits and awards internationally and nationally including a number of Irish TimesIrish Theatre Awards. Current work includes directing a new work for the Abbey as part of their upcoming 14 Voices from the Bloody Field. Upcoming directing work in the Virtual Reality field includes Traction – a VR/Community/Opera work for Irish National Opera over 3 years. For The Performance Corporation she is working on a live performance/VR project for Dublin Theatre Festival and EXPO 2021 in Dubai. Recent work includes directing Bingo Wings – a theatre/aerial dance show for Fidget Feet, as well as Curator for the Prague Quadrennial Design Exhibition through the creation of a VR film which also was exhibited at the Dublin Theatre Festivaland Belfast Festival.

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