Webinar Wednesdays for Professionals [Recording] - Nick Hillel

Webinar Wednesdays (Wed 24 Jun - Wed 29 Jul 2020) was a series of free resources for professional dance artists. Each session focused on skills that may be particularly resonant, practical, and nourishing during the pandemic, and that may help us reimagine future realities.

Missed a Webinar Wednesday? No problem, you can watch recordings of the webinars at a time convenient for you. 

Each webinar took place on Zoom, hosted by The Place's Artist Development Producer Amy Bell. Closed captions are available, please select on the YouTube controls to make them visible.


Digital Design for Choreography with Nick Hillel (Wed 8 Jul 20)

Digital Design for Choreography with Nick Hillel gave an introduction to video design, projection mapping and projection surfaces for choreography, with moderated Q&A. 

Covered in broad strokes was: 

  • Some of the projection materials and software available for projection onto stage.  
  • How to get the best out of video design budgets with a focus specifically on choreography and dance.
  • The working practices and processes used to create visuals for live performance and projection mapping.  

Here are some useful links to programmes and work Nick references during his webinar:

Media servers and projection mapping: 

VJ packages:

Credits for clips shown:

  • Akram Khan - Desh
  • Boy Blue Entertainment - The Five & the Prophecy of Prana (Created and Directed by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J Asante / Choreography by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy / Music by Michael ‘Mikey J Asante)
  • The Nutcracker and I by Alexandra Dariescu. Choreography by Jenna Lee / Ballerinas: Désirée Ballantyne and Amy Drew / Additional Dancers shown in video: Luje Cinque-White and Harry Alexander.
  • Dystopian Dream - Created by Wang Ramirez / Music by Nitin Sawhney / Choreography by Honji Wang + Sebastian Ramirez
  • Nosaj Thing’s: interactive/generative video ‘Eclipse/Blue’ created by Daito Manabe 

About Nick Hillel
Nick Hillel is a video artist and designer working in installations and projections for the stage. He is also Creative Director of YeastCulture.org, a production company specialising in immersive visuals and projection mapping for live events. YeastCulture work across art forms blending film, live performance, animation, documentary, set design and projection mapping. Their work has featured in classical performances, contemporary dance, theatre and galleries as well as visuals for live bands for international tours.  

Recent credits include working with the Philharmonia Orchestra on the award winning RE-RITE project, presenting Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring as a 25 screen video piece at London’s Bargehouse Gallery. Creating the stage set and visuals for Boy Blue’s The Five and the Prophesy of Prana. Visuals for Akram Khan’s DESH and CHOTTO DESH.  Video design for Gravity Fatigue with Hussein Chalayan and Damien Jalet. Staging Schiele with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. Dystopian Dream with Wang Ramirez and Nitin Sawhney. The Cunning Little Vixen and Le Grande Macabre with the London Symphony Orchestra and Peter Sellars. Visuals and set design for Bluebeard's Castle with the Philhramonia Orchestra. Video design for Confluence with Akram Khan. Set design and video for The Nutcracker with Alexandra Dariescu. Paderewerski Remixed installation for Müpa.  

Visit yeastculture.org for further info.  

Webinar Wednesdays for Professionals: Recordings

Webinar Wednesdays was a series of free resources for professional dance artists.

Webinar Wednesdays for Professionals [Recording] - Season Butler

Webinar Wednesdays (Wed 24 Jun - Wed 29 Jul 2020) was a series of free resources for professional dance artists.

Webinar Wednesdays for Professionals [Recording] - Cecilia Wee

Webinar Wednesdays (Wed 24 Jun - Wed 29 Jul 2020) was a series of free resources for professional dance artists.

Webinar Wednesdays for Professionals [Recording] - Kim Simpson

Webinar Wednesdays (Wed 24 Jun - Wed 29 Jul 2020) was a series of free resources for professional dance artists.