Witness the excitement and glamour of the Creative Industries red carpet at the opening ceremony for Ignite12! We celebrate the notion of Crossing the Line through a collection of diverse performances by QUT Creative Industries students and staff. This show is curated by Jordin Steele, Artistic Director of the Outcast Opera Company and PhD Candidate in Music.
The OutCast Opera Company, created by PhD candidate Jordin Steele, will challenge the way the classical voice is presented to modern audiences at the upcoming Ignite Postgraduate Conference. Jordin’s research explores how the lines between opera, dance and popular music can be blurred to create dynamic pieces of performance art.
Registrations for the conference are open now and we’ve lined up some great keynote speakers for this year.
As if that wasn’t enough, we have another great reason for you to register! Thanks to our sponsor Campus Travel, we’d be giving away a $500 travel voucher to one lucky participant. Everyone that registers before October 15th will get an entry into this prize draw. (Registrations now closed)
Anja Ali-Haapala (pictured) is teaming up with Jacob Williams and Courtney Scheu to bring a simple pleasure in life to Ignite! – grazing. The three will be debuting a dance-based performance inspired by the conference’s theme, Crossing the Line. Using zebras as visual and movement stimulus, these performers will playfully examine the lines we cross every day. All three are current QUT students; Jacob and Courtney are completing their Honours degrees and Anja is in her first year of PhD candidature.
Performer and comedian Bridget Boyle will host the 2012 Creative Industries biannual Postgraduate Conference – IGNITE 12!
Bridget works as a performer, director, writer and teacher, with a particular focus on comedy and is currently engaged upon a practice-led research PhD project in Drama at QUT, investigating how gender impacts upon physical comedy.
IGNITE12! is QUT Creative Industries’ premier student conference. This year’s conference kicks off on 31st October 2012 with an Opening Night Gala event at The Block, followed by two days of diverse presentations, installations, exhibitions and academic papers from postgraduate students of the Creative Industries Faculty.
The event is a superb opportunity for all postgraduate students to present their work, irrespective of experience or progress through the research journey. The atmosphere of the conference is supportive and non-threatening … registration is free and open to everyone, including undergraduate students, staff and guests from all faculties.
Opening Night Gala: 31st October 2012, The Block, Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
Conference: 1-2 November 2012, Z2 – Level 3, Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove
Submissions for the conference closed on 7 September 2012.