Performing Information: Exploring Data through Live Performance
Course: Integrated Arts 312 / Integrated Arts 612 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence lecture meets with Management and Human Resources 365 / Management and Human Resources 765
Day/Time: Thursdays, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Updated Location: Room 2210 R/S (2nd floor, WSB Learning Commons Business Library), Grainger Hall | 975 University Avenue
Limit: 18 students across any discipline
Description: Each three-hour course session mixed discussion of the week’s reading, analysis of data and information techniques, and workshops in which students apply and test their thinking. Three to four of the workshops were led by practitioners in dance, clowning, dramaturgy, information design, or virtual reality. Students toggled between theoretical, historical, creative/practical modes, continually applying what they learned in the actual making of information-driven performance in a workshop setting through collaborative and experimental trial and error.
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- Stuart led the course “Devising Work for the Stage: A Playwriting Workshop.”
- Aspiring playwrights learned to write a 10-minute play at Stuart’s “Quick Theatre Workshop.“
- Guest artists Marcia Miquelon and Jacob Mills conducted a series of workshops as part of Stuart’s class and provide mentorship for students as they prepared for the final event!
- Learn more about Stuart’s project What Color is __?, a Wisconsin Science Festival event, by watching the video “Data visualization with color blocks.”
The Bolz Center for Arts Administration welcomes Stuart Flack in conversation with Adrian Danzig for “The Serious Business of Clowning Around: Work and the Creative Process.”
The Seldoms are a Chicago-based dance company committed to igniting thought and understanding of real-world issues to their audiences.
Guest Artists Marcia Miquelon and Jacob Mills speak about their lives as performers, educators, and founders of the Wild Rumpus Circus.
Children, teens, and adults from across the state, as well as visitors to the Town Center at The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, “answer” a 25-question survey using 2×4 Lego blocks of various colors from a standard Lego set.
Presentation about the “What Color is ______?” by Stuart Flack and Associate Professor Kevin Ponto, School of Human Ecology, Design Studies and faculty in the Virtual Environments Group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Whether scripted or devised from scratch through improvisation, explore the many possibilities of creating anew piece of theatre in this free workshop.
Budding playwrights will get a chance to work with professional playwright Stuart Flack on creating a 10-Minute Play, geared for the two upcoming UW short play festivals.\
The Alternative Career Options for Arts Majors Panel will feature professionals in the arts sharing their experiences working in a variety of capacities.
The final event of Stuart Flack’s residency is a series of short bits presented vaudeville-style by students in his “Performing Information: Exploring Data through Live Performance” course.