Through the Window Wall™

Choreographer Hope Boykin taught a 6-week residency from New York using the Window Wall. She created an original choreographic work presented in film and as a live performance.

A Drive-in Dance rehearsal

Projections from the Window Wall™ accompanied the dancers, while the audience watched from the safety of their cars.

Beyond the Stage

School of Dance student choreographers created original dance-video works to project onto the outdoor walls of the Center for the Arts with a socially-distanced audience.

The LIVE Center

The LIVE Center (The Center for Live Interactive Virtual Education) is a home for innovative virtual education solutions for the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

In 2019, Dance Heritage professor Christopher d’Amboise saw a need for video conferencing that allowed for life-sized, full body interaction. From this was created the flagship initiative of the LIVE Center: the LIVE Center Window Wall™A teacher in a remote location could be projected live and life-sized onto the wall of a studio, while a live feed of the students are projected for the teacher. Learn more about the Window Wall™.

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leading artists of the day.
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with multiple arts organizations across the nation.
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artist with students across the country.

Mentoring Series

Justin Peck gave the first in the series of livestreamed masterclasses on April 25, 2022.
Justin Peck gave the first in the series of livestreamed masterclasses on April 25, 2022.

The LIVE Center uses the Window Wall™ system to connect leading artists with students from multiple institutions. In a 90-minute session, the featured artist mentors students through coaching, advising, teaching, or by simply sharing their artistic stories and experiences. In addition to one-on-one instruction, the LIVE Center will invite audiences from diverse communities across the nation to view the session. Students from all backgrounds who are pursuing a life in the arts can receive unique insight, information, and guidance. Artists who have distinguished careers and who wish to pass on their knowledge and expertise can be a supportive and positive influence on the next generation of artists.

The artists livestream the events from the National Dance Institute in New York City to George Mason University School of Dance students, Baltimore School for the Arts students, and Arizona State University School of Dance students, as well as selected students from The Wooden Floor (Los Angeles) and students at COCA (St Louis).

The first artist in the series on April 25, 2022 was Justin Peck, a Tony Award-winning choreographer, director, filmmaker, and dancer and currently acting Resident Choreographer of New York City Ballet. 

Read more about the LIVE Center Mentoring Series.

More Guest Artists in the Mentoring Series

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Guest Artist Hope Boykin teaching a master classes through the Window Wall™ from New York into all four of the School's studios .
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Terrence Mann (a multiple time Tony and Emmy award nominated actor and director) taught a masterclass from NYC with Musical Theater students from Mason and Shenandoah University.
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School of Theater partnered with the LIVE Center for a pre-recorded virtual production of 'Luther’s Trumpet,' conceived and directed by Dean Rick Davis. The Window Wall allowed for live interaction between the cast (some on campus, others virtual).