July 29, 2005FLAM CHEN visits Arcosanti for a 3 week period of practice and work on a short art film. FLAM CHEN visits Arcosanti for a 3 week period of practice and work on a short art film. At a Flam Chen show, you may be invited to witness a “Toybox” come to life with 10-foot dolls, battling toy-soldiers and manic puppet-makers. “Rites ov Spring” merges images inspired by bug life in Microcosmos and the bacchanal of Fellini’s Satyricon, all mingled with the choreographic influence of Martha Graham.At dusk, the roof of the Ceramics Apse, becomes the Empresses Court. [Photo: Adam Cooper & text: sa] Flam Chen propels itself above the audience on flying trapeze, ziplines, rappels and bungee, creating dazzling characters that hover, zoom or drop out of the sky. The audience is wrapped in visions ranging from futuristic and cyborg, commedia del arte and vaudevillian, to fantasy and fairy tale-esque. The troupe has, over the years, become a production company that fabricates costumes, props, machines, rigging, lighting, and sound— all in house. Technical Director Paul Weir: We have been fortunate to have a strong connection with the community at Arcosanti to be able to utilize the phenomenal locations and of course use of the famous Arcosanti Crane.In the very early morning hours the sky cooperated magnificently for this shoot of mermaids suspended from the Arcosanti crane. [Photos: Adam Cooper & text: sa] The Vaults are a perfect area for practice. Paul Weir graciously teaches stilt walking to Arcosanti children and residents. This has been an amazing and exciting visit, especially for the children.FLAM CHEN has performed at large raves, such as ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL in Hollywood, CA and NOCTURNAL WONDERLAND in Indio, CA; at arts festivals such as NYC FRINGE in New York, PA FRINGE in Philadelphia, TSUNAMI ARTS FESTIVAL in Prescott, Az, International Arts Festival of MACAU, China, GLITTER AND GLOW festival in Glendale, AZ; at numerous clubs and site-specific installations across the nation and overseas. FLAM CHEN has earned awards such as Tucson Weekly’s Best Performing Artist Award for the past three years, and a NY FRINGE Excellence Award for “Rites Ov Spring.” The troupe also has been raved about in The New York Post, New York Times, Philadelphia Tribune, and Details, among other publications. [Photos & text: sa]
Russian service provider Rostelecom has launched a new promotional offer for its video-on-demand service, making 100 movies available for RUB100 (€1.98) to attract new subscribers.The offer is valid for four months from the date of connection, after which users will be able to access the VoD service according to the terms of their regular package subscriptions.Rostelecom offers a VoD catalogue of about 1,500movies and TV series.
Austria-based remote control specialist Ruwido has partnered with Swisscom for what it claims is Europe’s first commercial deployment of a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) remote control.Ruwido engineered the bi-directional Swisscom 2.0 remote control for use with Swisscom’s Android-based IPTV set-top box and the development extends the companies’ long-term business partnership.Data transmission via BLE technology is designed to offer the user better control, access and navigation over content. BLE technology removes the traditional need for direct line of sight with the set-top box, while also providing significantly reduced power consumption, said Ruwido.“The remote control is fundamental to enabling our subscribers to access their favourite content, and we have worked closely with Ruwido to create a new device which ensures complete ease of use with our IPTV service,” said Peter Fregelius, head of entertainment devices, Swisscom.Ferdinand Maier, CEO, Ruwido added: “By integrating BLE capabilities into our design and manufacturing process, we are offering our customers the opportunity to adopt a wide range of exciting functional enhancements, adapted to their individual interface requirements. We are appreciative of our partnership with Swisscom and are exceptionally proud that we were able to bring to market our first BLE remote with such a long standing partner.” Ruwido is exhibiting at IBC on stand 1.F68
PSNI FOYLEshopSTRAND ROADTHREE ARRESTED BY POLICE UNITS OVER DERRY ROBBERYWaterside Police at Strand Road appeal questioning three men over robbery in Waterside areaPOLICE are questioning three suspects over a robbery in Derry last night.The suspects are being held at the PACE custody suite at Strand Road police station.PSNI Foyle say on its Facebook page: “Following a report of a robbery in the Waterside area LPT 2 officers and TSG worked together to take swift action. “Two suspects were located in the vicinity within five minutes and a third was arrested later in a property.”THREE ARRESTED BY POLICE UNITS OVER DERRY ROBBERY was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet