IV Congress “New Technologies in Arts”

10:00 — 13:00
Vaganova Ballet Academy 2 Rossi st., St. Petersburg

The event will take two days (November, 15–16). Day 1. 

New technologies are not only rapidly implemented in today's life — they are already today's life, and arts inevitably have to respond to everything new that appears in the world. How do innovations change conventional forms and contents of contemporary art? How natural is their introduction, what is really considered progressive and what can't stick under any circumstances? 

These are the questions to be discussed at the 4th International Congress 'New Technologies in Arts' that will be held by the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in cooperation with the Saint Petersburg State University on November 15–16, 2019, in the framework of the VIII Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum. 

The Congress is focused on problems of introduction of new technologies in the modern art, ballet and education, and it suggests scientific discussion of the following issues: 

  • New Technologies in Cultural Industries; 
  • Cinematic Art and Multimedia; 
  • New Technologies in Music and Modern Composing; 
  • Modern Choreography and Performance Arts; 
  • New Technologies in Education.

In 2019, workshops will be held by speakers and practitioners, such as choreographers Bartek Cieniawa and Katarzyna Anna Malakhowska (Poland), as well as a workshop on Laban Movement by Kiki Selioni (Great Britain), for choreographers and specialists in field of contemporary dance as a joint event in the framework of the International Congress 'New Technologies in Arts' and the strategic session 'Ecosystem of Creative Education in Field of Stage Arts: Space of Global Interaction' (section 'Education').

Main Topics of the Congress: new technologies in cinema, ballet and multimedia; surround sound; virtual reality; interactivity; modern music; new sound space; computer-based compositions; new composition techniques; electroacoustic music; digital performance; experiential arts; new technologies in training students of creative professions; online study modes; virtualization of education; new technologies in cultural industries; enhancement of technical opportunities for realization of creative ideas.