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  Troika (dance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Troika is a Russian folk dance, where a man dances with two women.
In the Russian dance the dancers imitate the prancing of horses pulling a sled or a carriage.
It is hypothesized that the Cajun version of the dance originated at the times when Cossacks of the Russian tsar army were stationed in Paris.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Troika_(dance)   (124 words)

  
 Learn more about Partner dance in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Partner dances are the dances whose basic choreography involves coordinated dancing of two partners, as opposed to individuals dancing alone or individually in a non-coordinated manner, and as opposed to groups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner.
Partner dance may be a basis of a formation dance, a round dance, or a sequence dance.
These are kinds of group dance where the dancers form couples and dance either the same routines (pre-choreographed or called) or routines within a common choreohraphy that controls both how the each couple dances together and how each couple moves in accord with other couples.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/pa/partner_dance.html   (559 words)

  
 ARTSEDGE: Our Russian Folk Dance
Introduce the class to the genre of folk dancing, a form of dance performed by the people of a particular country or ethnic heritage.
Tell students that the steps completed in folk dances often represent aspects of life in the country from which the dance originates.
For example, in the Russian folk dance “Troika,” three dancers represent horses pulling a type of sleigh called a troika in Russian.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /content/2152   (970 words)

  
 Works
“Troika Ranch has further refined the integration of dance with new media… Here, video actually seems to be intelligent, capable of learning and quick to use its newfound material.
The name comes from the juxtaposition of two French words that, literally translated, read as “Queen Nothing”, and was created using a method where the choreographer had no specific intention but instead trusted that through the artistic process, a subconscious knowledge would reveal itself.
The movement of the dancers, who are wired to a computer, releases both music (insect swarms, quasi-Gregorian chants, a splatter of rain) and a beautiful idea – that whole cities of sound are immanent in the air, and human motion makes them visible”.
www.troikaranch.org /works.html   (650 words)

  
 North Allegheny students connect with New York troupe to stage an original work
The sophisticated combination of dance, music and digital media that burst onto stage Saturday at North Allegheny Senior High School was the collective brainchild of district students and members of a New York City dance troupe.
After the student show, Troika Ranch performed the Pittsburgh premiere of "Vera's Body," the troupe's signature piece, which also is an intriguing blend of multimedia.
In addition, he said, the Troika Ranch program gave students in the district's multimedia arts and music composition courses a chance to see their classroom work showcased on stage.
www.post-gazette.com /neigh_north/20010228narts3.asp   (435 words)

  
 Wired News: Real Techno Dancing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Troika Ranch specializes in meshing new media with dance, and will perform a piece called "Vera's Body" 9 to 11 April at the Joyce SoHo in New York.
Troika Ranch has given workshops on new media to performers around the country, including at the International Dance and Technology Conference, which was held in February at Arizona State University.
Troika has also created a Web-based resource on the use of interactive technology in dance and other live performance.
www.wired.com /news/print/0,1294,18980,00.html   (790 words)

  
 networked_performance: Troika Ranch
The dance used the MidiDancer system to allow the performer to control the generation of music, the recall of video images, the theatrical lighting and a the movements of a robotically controlled video projector.
Surfacing (2004) combines dance and media to explore how tiny apocalypses and the grandly commonplace create imaginary surfaces through which we may either emerge or remain held captive.
Troika Ranch's Artistic Directors, choreographer Dawn Stoppiello and composer/media artist Mark Coniglio, have created a world where real-time movement is captured by onstage cameras and subsequently trapped inside the surface of the video screen.
www.turbulence.org /blog/archives/000633.html   (249 words)

  
 Troika - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A general meaning of the Russian word troika is a collection of three of any kind.
NKVD troika, a commission of three for express judgment in the Soviet Union during the time of Joseph Stalin
Troika (pottery), an art pottery in Cornwall from 1963 to 1983
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Troika   (113 words)

  
 Dance Spirit Magazine - Multimedia Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Instead, she collaborated with a sound designer, a writer/director, a visual designer, a lighting designer and a costume artist to create an extravaganza that abstractly conveys the story of Castor, who is doomed to Hades, and his twin brother Pollux, who is godly enough to be admitted to the divine court.
Troika Ranch uses computer-controlled devices that are either worn on the bodies of the dancers or are placed in the performance space.
Troika Ranch plays with ways they can give the audience a look at their pieces from the dancer’s point of view.
www.dancespirit.com /backissues/jan02/onchoreography.shtml   (974 words)

  
 Russian Folk dances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Dance of Russian Sailors, Barynya, Kadril, Kalinka, Cossack's Dance, Khorovod, Czardas, Drobushki, Hopak, Kamarinskaya, Kazachok, Korobushka, Matanya, Polka, Semyonovna, Tsyganochka, Trepak, Troika.
Russian folk dance is marked by its gentle walk of the woman and by much bowing on the part of the man, who sometimes bends his knee and rises again suddenly (What's also called PRISYADKI in Russian language).
In the western Ukraine it was danced in a closed circle.
www.barynya.com /dances.stm   (610 words)

  
 Theremin Vox - Mapping Human Gesture into Electronic Media
Troika Ranch is the name of a New York-based performers' group founded in 1993 by Dawn Stoppiello, a dancer and a coreographer, and Mark Coniglio, a composer who studied under Morton Subotnick.
Troikas' performances resound chaotic rythms of contemporary urban life and are based on a fascinating mixture of music, dance and interactive technologies (developed by Mark Coniglio himself) whose goal is to allow the performer to control the entire theatrical space with her body.
Coniglio: Troika Ranch is a New York City based dance theater group founded by myself, composer Mark Coniglio, and choreographer Dawn Stoppiello in 1993.
www.thereminvox.com /story/500?page=1   (752 words)

  
 Troika (dance) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Troika is a Russian (A style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)) folk dance, where a man dances with two women.
The Russian word (A Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast) troika means three-horse team/gear.
A (Click link for more info and facts about Cajun dance) Cajun dance of the same name, Troika, exists, and is very similar to the Russian dance.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/tr/troika_(dance).htm   (149 words)

  
 Essex Dance - Dance Tech - Associate Artist Scheme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
It combines dance, theatre, and interactively generated video imagery to explore the polarities of being animal and being human; the former being dictated solely by the need to survive and reproduce, the latter being a state of confusion created when these basic instincts are blurred by intellect.
Troika Ranch's U.K. based dancers will be on hand to demonstrate short segments from "16 [R]evolutions", Troika Ranch's upcoming, evening-length work which is being created during a residency at England's leading dance and technology centre, essexdance.
Troika Ranch will present their research findings into the interaction of Motion Capture and Isadora® as they begin to develop the work in progress 16 (R) evolutions and work with a new company of UK based dancers at essexdance.
www.dancetech.co.uk /pages/page1.htm   (1357 words)

  
 Troika Ranch
Troika Ranch, known for its use of interactive digital media and technology, opened the new season at Williamsburg Arts Nexus (WAX) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this past weekend.
This led me to believe that they were finally arriving at a point of being "ready for the end" (spoken aloud as both question and answer by the dancers during the dance) as opposed to stuck somewhere in the middle.
Afterwards, reading the press release, I find out that the dance is in fact about how the "two dancers shed technology and turn to text and movement to explore mortality when faced with a chronic disease." For me, this chord was struck most clearly in the last part of the dance, through movement and choreography.
www.danceinsider.com /f2001/f910_1.html   (701 words)

  
 BBC - Essex Footlights - 16 (R)evolutions, Chelmsford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Live dance and multi-media elements will explore the difference between the human being, the animal and the evolutions both go through in a single lifetime as the virtual and the real seamlessly merge through the trickery of new technology.
In 2004, Troika Ranch spent time working at essexdance's base in Chelmsford and through research with essexdance's Motion Capture equipment began to develop ideas that have resulted in 16 (R)evolutions.
16 (R)evolutions combines dance, theatre and interactively generated video imagery to explore the polarities of being animal and being human; the former being dictated solely by the need to survive and reproduce, the latter being a state of confusion created when these basic instincts are blurred by intellect.
www.bbc.co.uk /essex/going_out/footlights/whats_on/civic_theatre/16_revolutions_july05/16_revolutions.shtml   (326 words)

  
 BBC - Essex Dance - Troika Ranch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stoppiello (Co-Artistic Directors of Troika Ranch) will then spend 10 days working with essexdance's Motion Capture rig and their own, unique software, Isadora to further their research into being able to link the "quality" of a dancer's motion to the manipulation of media.
Troika Ranch's research findings will be presented in a symposium on June 1st 2005, chaired by Scott deLahunta, which will offer dance practitioners and members of the public an insight into new work in dance and digital media.
The residency culminates in an opportunity for four U.K based dancers to work with Troika Ranch, on their new multimedia work 16(R)evolutions which is to be developed at essexdance during June 2005, presented as a work in progress on July 1 and performed in New York in September 2005.
www.bbc.co.uk /essex/going_out/dance/troika_ranch/troika_ranch.shtml   (340 words)

  
 Apple - Hot News - Troika Ranch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
“With Troika Ranch, the digital media — video and/or sound — is often pre-recorded in the computer, but the timing and dynamics of the delivery of that material are determined by the gestures of the dancers,” he explains.
Embodying this philosophy, Troika Ranch is encouraged to share ideas, techniques and processes to ensure the most abundant aesthetic harvest.
“There was something about dance performance — about the power of bodies moving in space, about meaning — that came not in words but in movement, that spoke very directly to me.” From that point on, he focused on writing music for dance.
www.apple.com /hotnews/articles/2003/03/troikaranch   (805 words)

  
 The Dancers
Emily is also the Financial Manager at Dance Place, a studio/theater in DC known as a leading light in the dance community.
She currently studies dance at Joy of Motion Dance Center with Helen Hayes, and attended the Young Scholars Program at the University of Maryland this past summer.
This is Sonia's first season dancing with Cross Currents, and she is thrilled to be working with the company.
www.crosscurrentsdance.org /page3.html   (1016 words)

  
 village voice > news > Art of Noise by Austin Bunn
That's because almost all of the performances are giant acts of translation: bodies rigged with sensors feed data into samplers that score soundtracks that are interpreted, on the fly, into images.
You might try to call the shows "dance," "theater"— or "multimedia chamber opera," as one bills itself.
Troika Ranch (art.net/Studios/Performance/Dance/Troika_Ranch/) at the Joyce SoHo, April 9 to 11; call 334-7479 for tickets.
www.villagevoice.com /news/9914,bunn,4771,8.html   (554 words)

  
 [0xff] Troika Ranch - Live-I Workshop - Deadline Mar 15
The application deadline for this Troika Ranch's June Live-I Workshops is March 15th, and there are still some slots open.
To apply, please send or email Troika Ranch (see contact information below) one paragraph explaining why you are interested in attending the workshop and one paragraph describing the kind of work that you make.
Troika Ranch has performed throughout the United States and Europe, at venues including Monaco Dance Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco, The Duke on 42nd Street, The Kitchen and Joyce Soho, all in New York City; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Florida, among others.
www.music.columbia.edu /pipermail/0xff/2004-February/000403.html   (800 words)

  
 Dance Preview: Digital dance connects computers, composers, choreographers
They'll do that in spectacular style this weekend in a collaboration with the New York City-based company Troika Ranch, which Reinhard discovered last summer with fellow teacher Robert Tozier on a trip to the Governors' Institute for Arts Educators in Erie.
Troika Ranch will perform at North Allegheny High School in Wexford at 7:30 tonight.
Stoppiello will also dance with an electronic paper doll that has "Midi-dancer" technology in her chest, so that the audio portion can be manipulated.
www.post-gazette.com /magazine/20010224troika4.asp   (418 words)

  
 Boston Cyberarts Festival 2005
Troika Ranch presents an excerpt of their newest digital dance theatre work “16 (R)evolutions,” which combines dance, theater, and interactively generated video imagery.
Slovenian dance company Fico Balet presents “Confi-dance” a contemporary innovative dance and theatre production; and Boston-based Kinodance Company presents “Secret Streams” an intermedia spectacle in which movement is the language of interaction between film projections, light, sound, a kinetic set, and dance.
Ideas in Motion will expose the public to a rich palette of ideas about collaboration of dance, technology and different art forms, and will introduce a variety of ways in which these hybrid works were and are being conceived, created, and recorded.
www.bostoncyberarts.org /home_pr_20050311.php   (932 words)

  
 Troika Ranch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
OBERLIN, OH--Troika Ranch (http://art.net/~troika), a New York-based performance company devoted to the integration of dance, music, theater and interactive technology, will premiere its most recent work, Vera's Body, on both Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, 8 p.m., at Warner Mainspace on the Oberlin College campus.
During the course of the evening, each dance illuminates moments in Vera's life when her world is at two polarities: either completely in her head or completely in her body.
During another dance, a voice-over reminisces about a childhood moment when Vera rolled down a hill until she was delightfully dizzy.
www.oberlin.edu /news-info/98nov/troika.html   (315 words)

  
 wong.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I have taught two dance and technology courses since receiving the grant.
The first showing of this work, called "Digital Canvas" included a dance using a live dancer and digital video feedback, and an improvisation structure in which the camera picked up details of the dance as it was happening and projected this on the wall behind the dancers.
Thus, the audience could view the whole dance in normal scale as well as large-scale video projections of microcosms within the work, all taking place in real time.
web.reed.edu /cis/news/Murdock/finalreports/wong.html   (424 words)

  
 Shem Guibbory - violinist - West Goes East
Troika Ranch is the collaboration between composer/media artist Mark Coniglio and choreographer Dawn Stoppiello.
To encourage innovation and experimentation, CalArts' six schools - Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater - are all housed under one roof in a unique, five-story building with the equivalent of 11 acres of square footage in Valencia, California, just 30 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles.
"Troika Ranch deftly melds its visual acuity with the lofty spaciousness of St. Mark's Church...
www.trussel.com /shem/westgoeseast.htm   (870 words)

  
 Dance Magazine: Wired Dance Loses Juice - Reviews: New York - Troika Dance performs Reine Rein, Suite Devo - Review
Back in the late 1980s, many dancers regarded technology less as a new why to sell books and pet food than as a herald of a revolutionary form of theater, one informed by postmodern reconsiderations of perception, reality, and interactivity.
An evening of four dances presented in New York felt dated, a time-capsule relic of the Commodore 64 years.
Movement, even when joyous, felt determinedly robotic, as if Troika Ranch was the backup dance troupe for the electronic-music group Kraftwerk.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_12_75/ai_80714421   (606 words)

  
 Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
His works include Summerspace, 1958, and the consecutively numbered Events, begun in 1964); Alwin Nikolais (1912-1993, American choreographer and founder of the Nikolais Dance Theater; his works, such as Kaleidoscope, 1956, are theatrical productions in which dance, lighting, and sound play equal roles, forming abstract yet exciting patterns).
Dancing on a Line, http://www.danceonline.com/, is a web site for people with an interest dance, but not necessarily any experience.
Other Dance Resources on the Internet, http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~ballroom/links.html, is a part of a larger site of ballroom dancing.
eamusic.dartmouth.edu /~wowem/electronmedia/related/dance.html   (177 words)

  
 Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Dance teachers of all disciplines may be able to use the resources professional; teaching; directories of events, schools & materials, available here.
From the National Dance Council of America, the official governing body for dancing in the United States.
This page is devoted to European dance from the 15th to early 17th centuries.
www.library.ucsb.edu /subjects/dance/dance.html   (1551 words)

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