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Data as Playful: Sonification Specialist on superposition

Posted: 10/6/14 -- 8:00 am

How visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda weaves together visual and sound data tapestries to access the sublime.…

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Artist Interview: Ryoji Ikeda, creator of superposition

Posted: 10/8/14 -- 12:47 pm

Photo: Moment in superposition. Photo by Kazuo Fukunaga. superposition is a performance created by visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda. Inspired by the mathematical notions...…

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New UMS Artists in “Residence” Program:

Posted: 8/29/14 -- 8:00 am

UMS is pleased to announce a new artists in “residence” program, open to area artists in the visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts. Learn more.…

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Who Are We?:

Posted: 10/6/14 -- 8:00 am

Are we characters—locked into our one and only story? How Luigi Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" provokes us to re-think our lives.…

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Student Spotlight: Embedded with Théâtre de la Ville

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Héctor Flores Komatsu (U-M student and UMS intern) shares photos and anecdotes from his summer internship with Théâtre de la Ville.…

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Artist Interview: Traveling with Théâtre de la Ville

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Editor’s note: This summer, UMS launched a new 21st Century Artist Internships program. Four students interned for a minimum of five weeks with a dance, theater, or music...…

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People Are Talking: UMS presents Théâtre de la Ville: Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author at Power Center

Posted: 10/24/14 -- 12:00 pm

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Glad to see this famous play in an excellent production. I was challenged by the need to both watch the actors and read the surtitles. It seems less of a challenge in opera because the words come more slowly.

Jack

Posted: 10/25/14 -- 11:43 am

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I thought the production was very interesting - really glad to see such beautiful, strong staging - the ballet of the actors and characters continually being reformed.. The super titles/sub titles were of course necessary but I thought wound up being kind of problematic - where to put them so that they were genuinely useful. In this instance, from my seat, I could either view the translation (the dialogue) or the action, never both at the same time. So I felt disappointed - I was missing one or the other. Maybe in the balcony, you could have seen the text and the staging at the same time. This is a topic those of us at Wild Swan Theater discuss a lot as we integrate American Sign Language into our staging for our patrons who are deaf, a kind of similar conundrum. We have two texts going simultaneously, one spoken, one signed, the signed text always in the stage picture. It's another solution. In last year's UMS presentation of Complicite's Shun-Kin, I remember that there were titles behind the story teller Yoshi Oida that made that work more accessible. Maybe that was just chance or where I was sitting. Or maybe the work was more visual and less language dependent. In any case, it seems worth thinking about where to put the supertitles in the stage picture to help audiences get the most out of a production.

Hilary Cohen

Posted: 10/24/14 -- 11:25 pm