Digital Technologies in Performing & Live Arts


In line with the National Arts Council's efforts to nurture digitally confident and versatile artists, we are glad to partner Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and IETM (International network for contemporary performing arts), to organise Digital Technologies in Performing & Live Arts - a symposium with IETM speakers in Singapore, on 26 November 2019 at the Esplanade Theatre Studio.


This symposium seeks to create conversations around how the digital revolution is challenging our creative practices and production, audience engagement strategies and audiences’ habits. Through a series of presentations, this symposium will be a platform for learning, debating about and experiencing various digital tools. 


Joris Weijdom, researcher and designer of mixed reality experiences at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, will take you on a roller coaster ride of thought-provoking ideas and examples from the world of technology, media and theatre. Eric Joris, artistic director of the digital pioneering performing company, CREW, will create a shifting moment in between the perceived and embodied worlds of virtual reality. Finally, Vijay Mathew, co-founder of HowlRound, will introduce you to the collaborative economy applied to the arts world.





The symposium on 26 November is free, and registration is required to secure a seat at one or more of the presentations.


All presentations will take place at Esplanade Theatre Studio, Level 4, Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay


9:30am Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:30am to 11:50am

Presentation 1

Mixed Reality and the Theatre of the Future by Joris Weijdom

followed by discussion facilitated by Charlene Rajendran

11:50am to 1:30pm Break
1:30pm to 3:05pm

Presentation 2

Technology and the Transformation of Performance by Eric Joris 

followed by discussion facilitated by Natalie Hennedige

3:05pm to 3:20pm Break
3:20pm to 5:00pm

Presentation 3

Theatre Commons by Vijay Mathew

followed by discussion facilitated by Kathy Rowland

5:00pm to 5:15pm Closing Thoughts



Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.


Please register here: