Going Digital at the 55th Pearle* conference in Tallinn

21 June 2018

In the frame of the EFA-Pearle* Synergy Partnership under the RISE 2 project two workshops were organised about “going digital”.

Going digital: when technology meet live performance!

This workshops gave an insight on concrete issues experienced by theatres and other venues when cooperating with scientific institutions on new technologies with the aim to get an artistic added value in a live performance (an example of the theatre lab: sound capturing or speech to text and automatized translation technology). To help discuss these topics Heidi Wiley (Executive Director of the European Theatre Convention) presented the specific case of the “European Theatre Lab – Drama Goes Digital” and Jonathan Thonon (project coordinator at the Théâtre de Liège) sent in a video illustrating their experience with the “IMPACT - International Meeting in Performing Arts & Creative Technologies” project.

How to set up and manage a digital archive

The second workshop focused on building and managing digital archives. To illustrate the challenges, obstacles and opportunities regarding digital archive Madeline Ritter (managing director of the agency diehl+ritter and project director of TANZFONDS ERBE) presented the example of TANZFONDS ERBE which was awarded, in 2016, the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards in the category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising for promoting and preserving dance heritage.

Read the full report on both workshops here.