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Total Dik!


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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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 Modernís Kamp (2005) and Godís Beard (2012) that use visual art, puppetry, music and film. The projectís 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 Becketís challenges to theatre orthodoxy, and touches on Brechtian notions of alienation through Ďsleight-of-handí 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 workís 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:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing arts
Research Field:Drama, theatre and performance studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Delbridge, MJ (Dr Matt Delbridge)
ID Code:94626
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-09-13
Last Modified:2014-11-24

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