121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance

Playing with the metaphor of “moving mountains,” our cyberformance explores border crossing of disciplines, of physical spaces, of body, and identity. Our avatars encounter mountains as obstacles, stability, hope, ephemerally, divisions, distance, deep geological time, rhizomes, decentralization, and remapped and repurposed sociopolitical geological structures. Moving mountains sets into motion participation from sites where the live performance is broadcasted, including student centers at our
different universities.


UpStage serves up a Banquet of Cyberformance

Bigger, longer and tastier than ever – at the sixth annual UpStage Festival we will savour old favourites and spice things up with new platforms and technologies.
The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance features 36 live performances created and presented
in a variety of online platforms. UpStage, the Tap, Second Life, Visitors Studio, Skype and purposebuilt interfaces provide the sites for these innovative shows created specifically for real-time interaction with online audiences.
There are two sections to the festival:

Walking Backwards into the Future: 5-11 December
A retrospective of 19 remounted cyberformances celebrate the large and diverse body of work
that has been generated through the past five UpStage festivals, providing an opportunity to see
shows you missed or see again something you loved; programmed over 5-11 December.

Testing 1 2, 1 2, 1 2: Wednesday 12 December
Seventeen new works that experiment with real-time performance in online environments will
be presented on 12 December 2012 (with a bit on the 11th or 13th, depending on where you are
in the world).
The selected cyberformances are listed below; further details can be found on the UpStage site.


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