Upcoming Performances with Butler Chamber Dance

April 18th, 2012

The Telematic Collective at IUPUI and Butler Chamber Dance will be performing two concerts together on April 26th and 27th, at IUPUI and Butler University, respectively.

On both concerts, they will be performing original music composed by the members of the group. Butler dance students have choreographed the music and will be shown on screen at IUPUI, and live at Butler University. The performance will consist of a multi-media, live performance with musicians on the auditorium stage along with large-screen projections of dancers live combined with video-artistry.  The first concert will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the Auditorium of the ICTC building at IUPUI, 535 W. Michigan St. The second concert, at Butler University, will be held at Lilly Hall studio 310 at 7:30 pm.

Butler Chamber Dance is a performing offshoot of Butler Ballet, in residence at the Butler University Department of Dance.  Butler Chamber Dance (BCD) was created to provide a vehicle for experimental dance works that draws from an innovative vision for new forms of dance expression. This vision fosters new choreography that ventures outside of the conventional format to include the incorporation of media, alternative spaces, and other non-traditional elements.  Butler Chamber Dance has been in existence since 2003 under the direction of Professor Cynthia Pratt, and has performed at the Penrod Arts Festival, the Intermedia Festival, the Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival, Wabash College, Hope College, and with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Since 2007, the Telematic Collective has been coordinated through the Donald Tavel Arts Technology Research Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The group consists of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI.  These students, along with their faculty members, then interface with professionals, other students and interested artists working in music, dance, drama, literature, visual arts, videography, software development, information technology, scientific inquiry and computer engineering. Together these collaborations, focused on computer interactivity and artistic use of telecommunications, create new and original media-enriched works for the performing stage.

On the web:
Butler Ballet: http://www.butler.edu/dance/
Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center: http://music.iupui.edu/tavel/
IUPUI Music and Arts Technology: http://music.iupui.edu/Home.htm