The Building digital capacity for the arts programme, announced in September 2010, will support the development of the arts sector’s media production skills by bringing together the BBC Academy’s media and digital experience with the Arts Council’s extensive knowledge of the arts sector.
Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said:
According to The Business of Television Broadcasting and Cable newsletter, "Consumers are spending about 20 hours per week accessing digital content-including video games and print content--on a cell phone, computer, or mobile device, with the majority of that TV shows, movies and other videos. That is according to a just-released consumer research study from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers).
In a time when you can access nearly any film via Netflix or YouTube, theatre lags staggeringly behind, rooted in another century. But just because theatre is an ancient art form doesn't mean it needs to thumb its nose at today's technology, especially when it comes to archiving....On the Boards, a Seattle not-for-profit that presents international dance, theatre and music, as well as work by Northwest artists, has seized upon this dormant opportunity.
Just added! The revered French choreographer Christian Rizzo joins the OntheBoards.tv docket. This incredible artist is redefining contemporary dance, and you can experience it right on your computer in hi-def quality. In the performance b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau., Rizzo manipulates the sleek stage as European dancer Julie Guibert performs stylized gestures that explore the harnessed energy of a dancer and the 16th century sculpture, The Nymph of Fontainebleau.
January 21, 2011 marks OntheBoards.tv’s 1st birthday and we want to celebrate by offering you $1 streams of any video on our site.
Simply choose which videos you want to have 24 hour streaming access, begin the check-out process and use the coupon code “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to get the discount.
Part of enjoying any live art experience is taking in the energy of the theater, the lobby and the audience. During the first year of OntheBoards.tv, we invited performance artist Michelle Ellsworth to help set the tone for watching OtB.tv and provide the playfulness and intelligence that we believe is characteristic of our audiences. Check out all the videos she made for us.