Troika Ranch


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  • ISEA2006

    Troika Ranch was founded in 1994 and is the collaborative vision of Dawn Stopiello and Mark Coniglio. The company has performed extensively throughout the United States and internationally at the Monaco Dance Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco, essexdance and TheJunction, in England and the Figuren Theater Festival and at the Forum Neues Musiktheater, in Germany. Troika Ranch’s work Future of Memory was awarded the 2003 Time Out New York Dance Audience “Bessie” Award in New York City and an Honorable Mention at the 2004 Prix Ars Electronica CyberArts Competition in Linz, Austria. The company was awarded an “Eddy” award from Entertainment Design magazine inJune 2005 for their achievements in “bridging the gap between the artist and technology”. Troika Ranch Artistic Directors Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppiello have lectured and taught workshops on the integration of media and performance in Australia, Canada and throughout Europe and the United States.

    The trail-blazing integration of technology, dance and theater mapped by Troika Ranch Artistic Directors Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppiello has led to previous tours and residencies throughout Europe and across the U.S. When England’s essexdance and Germany’s Forum Neues Musiktheater proposed an international partnership that would fuse the European and American dance-tech worlds, the artistic duo jumped at the chance. The collaboration began in May 2005 with a two-month residency at essexdance just outside London, England. While there, Coniglio and Stoppiello developed the motion-tracking technology and interactive digital imagery used in 16[R]evolutions, selected four brilliant UK based dancers, and proceeded to create a 45-minute work-in-proqregs version. Development continued at the Forum Neues Musiktheater in Stuttgart, Germany, leading to a work-in-progress showing there this past November. The partnership culmínated in May andJune of 2006, as Troika Ranch gave the European premiere of 16[R]evolutions during a seven-city tour of England and Germany.


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