July 18th, 2012Culture
Encompass 360 Digital Dance is an exciting new installation that is surprising refreshing but incredibly hard to describe.
Imagine dance, interactive experience and the latest technology gathered together in a dome-like architecture that promotes dance and theatre.
That is Encompass.
Encompass is part of Dancing for the Games, inspired by London 2012 part of the Cultural Olympiad. The idea is to connect people internationally with the common thread of dance. The organisers have worked with kids from Shropshire (it is located in the fabulous Much Wenlock) to all over the world via the internet to choreograph a unique program that integrates film, archival material sent to them and live performances in a ‘huge 21 metre 360-degree digital dome.’Tags: Cultural Olympiad, London 2012, Shropshire
February 2nd, 2012Culture
Much Wenlock Museum (Shropshire) is set to reopen on February 7th but I’ve the honour of a preview to see the progress that has been made since it closed almost a year ago for renovations. Much Wenlock is a small town (whatever you do, don’t call it a village!) that was thrown into the spotlight when the organizers of the 2012 Olympics named one of the mascots Wenlock after the towns association with being responsible for bringing back the Modern day Olympics (see more information here). Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Museum, Shropshire, Wenlock Olympian Society