Pay Me in Bitcoins: Digital Potentials and New Business Models for Dance
Online dance classes, further training and digital glossaries: dance and digitality can mean a lot more than just streamed productions. The worldwide web already offers numerous possibilities that not only link dance aficionados across continents but also reach larger audiences than a theatre can hold. International companies make their performances available as live streams and downloads, and also offer educational opportunities. This even includes their physical praxis: every day, people are taking place in online dance classes all over the world. Many of the big dance institutions have built up well-staffed digital departments intended to extend their reach and anticipate future markets. In this context it’s worth taking a look at neighbouring artistic disciplines: international stages and classical-music venues have developed unexpected Internet formats that are attracting people who rarely cross the threshold of a theatre or concert hall in the analogue world. They have come up with a variety of exciting models that are revealing new potentials for the performing arts in the digital realm.
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