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Lisa Wymore: The Resonance Project

Lisa Wymore (Berkeley, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies) Faculty

This is a collaborative long-term project exploring Tele-Immersion technology, 3-D presence/co-presence and corporeal and code interactivity within live and media bases performance.  The research is both performative and mediated and questions ethical, philosophical and practical applications of this technology within the arts and society.

About the Artist: M.F.A., Dance – University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Professor Wymore began her graduate study at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she was awarded a Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship, an Outstanding Achievement Award, and a Moe Family Award for her creativity. After graduating with an M.F.A. in Dance in 1998, she moved to Chicago and began her career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She was a faculty member within the Northwestern University Dance Program from 2000 to 2004, where she was the Faculty Advisor for the Northwestern University Dance Ensemble, the touring and outreach company of the Dance Program, and twice was the Co-Artistic Director of Danceworks, the annual Northwestern University faculty choreographed concert. For her choreography, Lisa has been twice awarded Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, and has been awarded several Community Arts Assistant Program Grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. In January 2004, she was invited to travel to Vietnam to work on a project entitled Artistic Voices Across Cultures in Collaboration. Wymore is the Co-Artistic Director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts; a dance-theater-performance group based in San Francisco. The company’s work has been presented by numerous national and international festivals including: the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Summer Solstice Celebration; Dance Chicago; the Performing Arts Chicago PAC/edge Festival; the Dublin Fringe Festival, in Dublin, Ireland; the Minneapolis Spark Festival; the Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal, Ireland; and the [Kon.[Text]] Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland. Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts has won numerous awards including Best Interdisciplinary Performance and Best Use of Technology at the Chicago PAC/Edge Festival 2004 and was nominated for two 2006 Isadora Duncan awards (San Francisco Dance Awards) for Best Choreography and Best Design. Her most current project is entitled The Resonance Project. It involves a team of choreographers, computer engineers, and visual and sound artists who are investigating 3-D presence/co-presence and corporeal and code interactivity within live and media based performance. A recent project, Parking Space, was a site-specific community based dance perfo

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