UNCSA TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT INNOVATION CONFERENCE
Formerly Known as SE Regional Entertainment Technology Conference
WINSTON-SALEM – Officials at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) have announced the school’s third annual Entertainment Innovation Conference (EIC). Formerly known as the Southeast Regional Entertainment Technology Conference, EIC will be a three-day event hosted by UNCSA’s School of Design and Production from Sept. 8-10, 2011.
Cirque du Soleil and its corporate partners will lead workshops at EIC covering the use of the cutting-edge technologies in Cirque du Soleil productions.
The conference is open to industry professionals, including students and faculty members of university theatre departments.
The UNCSA Entertainment Innovation Conference is one of several regional conferences highlighting the unique, extensive, and carefully orchestrated technological requirements that go into a Cirque du Soleil production. The conferences are a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at Cirque du Soleil productions – perhaps some of the most complicated entertainment experiences being performed today.
Conference topics include Stage Properties, Scene Design, Stage Management, Company Management, Show Operations, Wigs/Make-up, Multi-Media, Sound/Audio, Automation, Rigging, Artistic/Performance, and Research and Innovation in Performance.
Presenters at the 2011 conference will include:
· Rochelle Wolfe, Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division;
· Stacy Meyers, Cirque du Soleil General Stage Manager;
· Sharean Oxley, Cirque du Soleil Assistant Company Manager, “O”;
· Chris Velvin, Cirque du Soleil Health and Safety Manager;
· Tisha Tinsman, UNCSA alumna and Cirque du Soleil Lead Wig/Make-up Technician, “Viva Elvis”;
· Eric Ludacer, UNCSA alumnus and Cirque du Soleil Head of Projections, “Love”;
· Mac Johnson, Meyer Sound Labs;
· Gemma Guy, Stage Technologies; and
· Casting Directors, Cirque du Soleil.
For more information about the UNCSA Entertainment Innovation Conference, including registration and hotel information, please visit http://eic.uncsa.edu/
The University of North Carolina School
of the Arts is the first
state-supported, residential school of
its kind in the nation. Established as
the North Carolina School of the Arts by
the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA
opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of
Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became
part of the University of North Carolina
system in 1972. More than 1,100 students
from high school through graduate school
train for careers in the arts in five
professional schools: Dance, Design and
Production (including a Visual Arts
Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music.
UNCSA is the state’s only public arts
conservatory, dedicated entirely to the
professional training of talented
students in the performing, visual and
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