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Digital dance workshop scheduled at ISU Oct. 26-27

Posted October 25, 2007

Shawn T. Bible, M.F.A., assistant professor of dance at Texas Tech University, will present a two-day workshop at Idaho State University focused on creating digital portfolios for performing artists. The workshop will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Room 234.

 This workshop is sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance and is applicable to all types of performing arts. Registration is required through the department. Registered students will need to have access to an ISU computer account.  Computers will be available for use in the lab or participants may supply their own.

This hands-on workshop will provide training and procedures for creating digital archives of work and interactive resume/portfolios that showcase work through photo galleries, streaming video, slide shows, Web links and more. Students will be taught to:

•    create media tools and learn how they can impact your art form.  

•    professionally present work to potential employers.  

•    create representation as a performing artist through a webpage.

Shawn T. Bible holds a M.F.A. in dance from University of Michigan but is also an oil painter and a former product designer for the Joe Boxer line at Kmart Corporation. Because of his corporate computer design experience, Bible began to incorporate technology into his artwork and dance. Bible’s research interests include the intersection of dance and technology in controlled and uncontrolled environments. Specifically, he examines the use of digital video equipment, motion-capture sensors, magnetic fields and interactive body apparatus that allow the capture or influence of movement in the human body.

To register and for additional information contact Lauralee Zimmerly in the Department of Theatre and Dance, (208) 282- 6143, zimmlaur@isu.edu.