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Total Dik!

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Delbridge, MJ and McGowan, L and MacDonald, T and Kohn, C and Sibthorpe, N, Total Dik!, Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company (2013) [Performance]

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Abstract

Total Dik! is a collaborative project between the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Queensland Theatre Company (QTC). Total Dik! explores transmedia storytelling in live performance from concept development to delivery and builds on works, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, (Forrester2012), Hotel Modern’s Kamp (2005) and God’s Beard (2012) that use visual art, puppetry, music and film. The project’s first iteration enabled an interrogation of the integration of media-rich elements with live performers in a theatrical environment. Performative transmedia storytelling draws on the tenets of convergent media theory developed by Jenkins (2007, 2012), Dena (2010) and Philips (2012). This exploratory work, juxtaposing transmedia storytelling techniques with live performance, draws on Samuel Becket’s challenges to theatre orthodoxy, and touches on Brechtian notions of alienation through ‘sleight-of-hand’ or processual unpacking and deconstruction during performance. Total Dik! blends a convergence of technologies, models, green screen capture, and live dimensions of performance in one narrative allowing the work’s creators to test new combinations of transmedia storytelling techniques on a traditional performance platform.

Item Details

Item Type:Performance
Keywords:Green Screen, Intermediality, ensemble Performance, Queensland Theatre Company
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
Author:Delbridge, MJ (Dr Matt Delbridge)
ID Code:94626
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian College of the Arts
Deposited On:2014-09-13
Last Modified:2014-11-24
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