Central School Of Ballet


Virtual Conservatoire Project culminates with 6 live performances

Calendar Posted 29 March 2019

This weekend, the four year Virtual Conservatoire project culminates in six performances of Otis and Eunice at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music and Bristol Old Vic.

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The ambitious project to incorporate the use of digital technologies into live performance has been a collaboration between Central and five other schools; Royal College of Music, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art), RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and Royal Academy of Music.

The creative collaboration has allowed the consortium’s students and partners to learn, train and perform across multiple locations in real time.

In a world-first, the production will see two interconnected shows performed simultaneously to two audiences, in two venues, from two different cities, giving audiences a dual perspective on the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice.

The show, which will be performed in Bristol and London on 29th and 30th March, demonstrates the potential of the Virtual Conservatoire to bring together the best creative talent, marry multiple disciplines, including dance, music and drama, and push the boundaries of the development, performance and audience’s experience of art. Six of Central’s dancers will take part in the performance, all from the second year of the three year degree course in Professional Dance & Performance.

Leanne King, Virtual Conservatoire project lead for Central said: “The Virtual Conservatoire has provided Central’s students with the opportunity to gain a valuable range of skills. The mix of disciplines and chance to work with others in leading organisations has been particularly stimulating for all of us involved. This is a pioneering project that will inform our students’ development as professionals in the future.”

Heidi Hall, Director of Central commented: “We look forward to incorporating the new technology and innovative practices into our undergraduate and postgraduate courses when we move into our new premises in London’s South Bank in Southwark.”

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