Lu Yang: DOKU, The Binary World Term 3
8 – 22 August 2023
Digital Performance | Stages 4 - 6
Following an educational introduction about Motion Capture technology, students watch two dancers performing in Sydney and Hong Kong, meeting in the same virtual environment. Combining creativity, technology, dance, gaming and storytelling, students experience the future of technology and art through genderless avatars inspired by anime, video games and Buddhist philosophy.
Term 3, 2023
Suitable for Stages 4 - 6
This program is recommended for Years 7 - 12.
This program runs for approximately 45 mins.
Schools should be dialed-in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session to test camera and microphone. Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
The viewing link to connect to this interactive session will be emailed to you in advance.
Please note, you’ll require a working microphone and camera to engage in this live workshop.
This event is free for Australian schools
All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed via Youtube or our website. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.
For full details, please contact our Creative Learning team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9250 7770.
Two dancers in two cities meet in a motion-capture performance
About the Performance Two dancers in two cities meet in a motion-capture performance. DOKU, The Binary World captures the world premiere motion-capture performance by Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang. The work is presented is a simultaneous collaboration between two dancers across two cities: Hong Kong’s Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District and the Sydney Opera House.
Dancers in the two geographic locations will interact in the same virtual environment, creating an innovative artistic collaboration. The high-energy audiovisual experience draws on Buddhist philosophy, internet culture, video games and the aesthetics of anime.
Dancers situated in Sydney and Hong Kong perform wear motion-capture suits, enabling them to meet in a virtual realm and embody the DOKU avatars of heaven and hell; human and animal; yin and yang. Soundtrack composed by Shanghai musician and sound artist, liiii.
Co-presented by Sydney Opera House and Freespace - West Kowloon Cultural District
Frequently asked questions
All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers).
The viewing link will be emailed to you in advance of the event.
If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770.
Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password.
Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.
Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.
Our on-demand program, including performances, workshops and talks, are available for a minimum of 10 days after the premiere. This gives you greater flexibility to watch at a time and date that’s convenient to your class. If you would really like to attend outside of the event dates, please contact the Creative Learning team on email@example.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.
You don’t need to do anything! If you can no longer attend our on-demand program of events, book in for another on-demand event at a time that suits you better.
If you would really like to attend outside of the event dates, please contact the Creative Learning team on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to accommodate you.
Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session.
To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs. We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.
For the Digital Talks Program, your students can record their questions for the speaker and send them to us in advance of the talk. The details of how to do this will be emailed to you by our Creative Learning Team.
As the program is non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated!
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