Technical Picnic Tampere

Picnic Description

The TNT – Theatre & New Technology project is calling together a Technical Picnic where 16 open-minded performing arts experts (set-, light-, sound- and media designers, directors, dramaturges, etc.) from the Nordic countries are invited to participate in a special workshop in Tampere, Finland, to work, experiment, discuss and challenge own and others standpoints on the use and development of interactive technology in the performing arts. The Picnic is The focus of this workshop will be on how interactive technology can be an active and co-creative actor in a creative process in the context of the performing arts and the design of theatrical experiences. The Technical Picnic will be held partly alongside the Tampere Theatre Festival.

The Picnic´s results will be presented to the public in an open demonstration in the morning of Tuesday 4th of August at the Teatterimonttu venue.


Use of Motion capture in performing arts

3ndGame. Motion Capture workshop

Tampere 30 November – 4 December 2015

The TNT – Theatre & New Technology project organises a Motion Capture workshop 3ndGame that combines real-time 3D animation with live performance in a virtual/MoCap studio environment. In the workshop, interdisciplinary groups will work together to process scenes from Samuel Beckett’s Endgame into new mixed-reality versions and experiences.

An overarching motivation for the workshop is to creatively access the embodied information Motion Capture systems enable, i.e., to learn from the ways of knowing, doing and feeling peculiar to live virtual performances.

3ndGame workshop capitalizes on the previous research projects´ (DREX, Vimma project) experiences and develops further the use of sensor-based 3D motion capture in the context of real-time performance.


Theatre and New Technology


Workshop supervisors:
Matt Delbridge, Head of theatre (Tasmanian College of Arts/ Univ. of Tasmania)
Daniel Skovli, Motion capture supervisor
Riku Roihankorpi, Research director (Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre/Univ. of Tampere)
Mikko Kanninen, University lecturer of acting (Univ. of Tampere/ NÄTY)
Pekka Heikkinen, freelance actor
Mikko Karsisto, Studio manager (Mediapolis Motion Capture Studio)

Main organizer:
Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre T7 (University of Tampere)

In collaboration with:
TNT – Theatre & New Technology network
Devising Games Education Network
Tasmanian College of Arts/ University of Tasmania
The Degree Programme in Theatre Arts NÄTY / University of Tampere
Mediapolis Motion Capture Studio
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht/ MAPLAB
City University of Hong Kong
Communication University of China


DREAM ON workshop

May 27 – 28, 2016

TNT – Theatre & New Technology project gathers together theatre makers, set designers, directors, technicians and performers from Nordic countries to Stockholm for two days in May to find new ways of interaction between the stage and the virtual world. The days include inspirational keynotes and design work in interdisciplinary groups. The workshop aims at using technological creativity and involving new technology in the creative process in performing arts.


Bridging the Gap

April -15
Sharegarden, Mariehamn



Short background to previous projects

Realtime seminar 2013, TNT Sharegarden 2015, DÅMI 2016 and TNT Bridging the Gap 2016 that included remote production realtime rendering of Mocap/avatar combined with actor against green screen. Uni of Tampere, Finland, Riksteatern Sweden and Uni of Lillehammer Norway. Introduction of a Nordic Center for Distributed Presence.and the benefits it would bring for remote regions in all of the Nordic countries.