Immersive telepresence in theatre: performing arts education in digital spaces

Tom Gorman, Tiina Syrja, Mikko Kanninen

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This case study examines a joint project in performer training and rehearsal conducted between Coventry University (UK) and Tampere University (Finland) using a variety of telepresence and app-based technologies. In this project, two identical spaces, equipped with rear projection screens and linked by videoconferencing technology, were created in both institutions. This study reports on the adaptation of the pedagogical practices to a digital setting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning and implementing virtual exchange – a collection of case studies
EditorsAnna Beaven, Francesca Helm
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-490057-73-3
ISBN (Print)978-2-490057-72-6
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020

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  • theatre
  • telepresence
  • COIL
  • rehearsal
  • Shakespeare
  • Beckett

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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