Friday, October 4, 2013 - 6:00pm







TONIGHT AND TOMORROW Living Arts is hosting a portion of the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival. The "Screendance Installation" portion of the Festival is at Living Arts (307 E Brady) on this Friday, Oct 4 at 6p-9p and this Saturday, Oct 5 at 1p-7:30p. This portion of the event is FREE.
This installation of work explores the merging of dance and digital technology. The viewer is invited to get close, to interact, to react or keep distant-it's all part of the dance.
There is also a workshop/demo with guest artist Joan Karlen on Sat, Oct 5 at 2pm at Living Arts. ($10 members, $15 non-members)



The Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, in collaboration with the Living Arts Performance Art Committee, presents a unique installation of work that explores the merging of dance and digital technology. Movement captured and condensed to a screen or projected in space, builds a bridge between visual and performance art. Dance takes on new spatial, temporal, and dynamic possibilities. The viewer is invited to get close, to interact, to react or keep distant - it’s all a part of the dance.



Featured Artist: Joan Karlen is a choreographer and media artist currently focusing on interaction design collaboration for iOS, urban and park installations and live performance contexts. During fall 2012 Joan was a Film and Media Artist In Residence at The Banff Centre where she presented her interaction design installation research as faculty at The IDEA Summit 2012. She has presented her video and computer-generated dances throughout the United States, and in Portugal, Germany, the UK, and Argentina. Joan is Professor of Theatre & Dance and Dance Program Coordinator at University of Wisconsin-Stevens-Point where she teaches interdisciplinary studies, camera dance and digital editing, dance composition and technique. She earned dance degrees from The Juilliard School and New York University, and participated in additional multimedia and telematics training at The Ohio State University, New York University, and Arizona State University.


Curator: Jessica Vokoun is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Tulsa. Ms.Vokoun completed her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography at the Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee.  As a video artist, she has worked with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, da:zain, Ko-Thi Dance Company, and others. She dances with Tulsa Modern Movement.


This installation is part of the 2013 Oklahoma Dance Film Festival. Documentary and short film screenings will occur October 8-12 at the University of Tulsa and Circle Cinema. www.okdancefilms.com