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F&M alumna Veralyn Williams honored at Miscast Gala

Veralyn Williams

Film & Media alumna Veralyn Williams received an award at the MCC Theater’s annual Miscast Gala on Monday, April 4th. Williams, along with Dominique Thorne, were honored with the 2016 Youth Company Alumni Awards. Williams is an alumna of the Youth Company, a program for high school students that teaches writing and acting that is held in the MCC Theater. The award highlights Youth Company alumni that have sprouted successful careers after learning at the program.

The Miscast Gala, which hosted the ceremony, is a night of ceremony and performance featuring Broadway actors performing portions of theatrical productions that they wouldn’t normally perform. The event took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
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IMA alumna Heidi Boisvert’s project

[RADICAL] SIGNS OF LIFE
AND bring an expressive virtual world populated by corporeal sounds and generative imagery from dancers’ bodies to a wider audience.

[radical] signs of life is one of the first large-scale uses of biotechnology to integrate networked bodies and interactive dance.

Through responsive dance, [radical] signs of life externalizes the mind’s non-hierarchical distribution of thought. Music is generated from the dancers‘ muscles and blood flow via biophysical sensors that capture sound waves from the performers’ bodies. This data triggers complex neural patterns to be projected onto multiple screens as 3D imagery. As the audience interacts with the images produced, they enter into a dialogue with the dancers.


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