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Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
Portfolio Presentation Final
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  • 1. Keeping the Performance Alive<br />Dynamic Performing Arts Archives that Include the Audience<br />
  • 2. Nature of Performing Arts<br />Dynamic Audience Live<br />Evolving<br />Unique<br />Unique<br />Interaction<br />Continuing dialogue<br />Momentary<br />
  • 3. To archive or not to archive?<br />No<br />Authoritative accounts<br />The archive is frozen<br />Best kept in our memories<br />An imposition of power<br />Yes<br />Their cultural and historical significance<br />Archive does not have to be a substitute or a perfect representation<br />
  • 4. Solution: Honor the Performing Arts in the Archive<br />Reuse<br />By public<br />By practitioners<br />By scholars/researchers and students<br />Programming<br />Exhibitions<br />Workshops<br />Lectures<br />Screenings<br />Readings<br />Performances<br />Audience<br />Web 2.0<br /><ul><li>Interviews
  • 5. Videos of audience
  • 6. Online forums for discussion
  • 7. Databases of user contributions
  • 8. Digitized collections
  • 9. Multimedia
  • 10. Interaction
  • 11. Relationships</li></li></ul><li>The Ideal Ingredients<br />For creating a dynamic, living performing arts archive<br />
  • 12. Promotion<br />“If its existence is not known…it is a dead archive.”<br /><ul><li>Publish
  • 13. Research Initiatives
  • 14. News Articles
  • 15. Go to practitioners and tell them about your services
  • 16. Make sure that you, your website, and your facilities are welcoming and usable</li></li></ul><li>Programming<br />“…if it does not coexist with the city, the people, the scholars …It is a dead archive.”<br /><ul><li>Workshops
  • 17. Lectures
  • 18. Exhibitions
  • 19. Performances
  • 20. Readings
  • 21. Screenings</li></li></ul><li>Be Proactive<br />“. . . A concerted effort needs to be made, while the performance is created and executed, to document as much as possible of it and to preserve the materials that the performance generates . . . it is a primary concern of repositories to actively promote or contribute to the documentation of performance.”<br />“Information professionals cannot be passive, because, in theater, sources need to be actively created and sought, otherwise they easily disappear or they do not even come into existence.”<br /> -Francesca Marini<br /><ul><li>Actively collect materials
  • 22. Interview audience members
  • 23. Interview/perform oral histories with practitioners</li></li></ul><li>Website<br />Transcend the confines of archive on the Web.<br />Interface<br />Usability<br />Features<br /><ul><li>Digitized collections
  • 24. Multimedia
  • 25. Show relationships
  • 26. Interactivity/ allow comments</li></li></ul><li>Website<br />Transcend the confines of archive on the Web.<br />Interface<br />Usability<br />Features<br /><ul><li>Digitized collections
  • 27. Multimedia
  • 28. Show relationships
  • 29. Interactivity/ allow comments</li></ul>Each name is linked to a list of other productions that person was associated with.<br />Movies include multiple performances and rehearsals<br />
  • 30. Website<br />Features, continued<br /><ul><li>User input
  • 31. Ask for audience interpretations, reactions, opinions, emotions
  • 32. Materials – photos, programs (that the archive doesn’t have)
  • 33. Videos, blog, entries, etc. could be embedded or added to link lists</li></li></ul><li>Website<br />Features, continued<br /><ul><li>User input
  • 34. Ask for audience interpretations, reactions, opinions, emotions
  • 35. Materials – photos, programs (that the archive doesn’t have)</li></li></ul><li>Website<br />Features, continues<br /><ul><li>Interactivity
  • 36. Comments</li></li></ul><li>http://youtu.be/LaKYzcrh76s?t=11m3s<br />
  • 37. “The archive only has a legacy by living on.”<br />-Jones, Abbott, and Ross <br />

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