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Macondo Dance Connect

(Scroll down for German version) The Macondo Dance Connect project was a mixed reality performance project created in collaboration with Cabula 6, ZoomLab/Kidz Connect and the dance organization Tanzquartier Wien and involved bringing kids together from the Macondo refugee community using dance, mapping, storytelling and the virtual world Second Life. The objective of the Macondo […]

Macondo Dance Connect – green lit!

The Macondo Dance Connect project has been green-lit! It is a mixed reality performance project created in collaboration with Cabula 6 and the dance organization Tanzquartier Wien and will involve bringing kids together from the Macondo refugee community using folk dance, mapping and Second Life. The objective of the Macondo Dance Connect project is to […]

Vienna<>Berlin

A Kidz Connect project connecting youth refugee communities in Vienna and Berlin is in the works. The program, initiated by Cabula 6 and the dance organization Tanzquartier Wien, will involve bringing kids together from Berlin and the Macondo community on the outskirts of Vienna. The teens will meet via videoconferencing to create a dance theater performance […]

The Island

Kidz Connect is excited to participate in the upcoming Henry Hudson 400 Festival, which will celebrate the 400-year-old bond between the Dutch and Americans that started with Henry Hudson’s discovery of New York in 1609. There will be a series of events in both New York and Amsterdam in August and September 2009. Kidz Connect will […]

It’s starting!

Well, the show’s about to start! The dress reheasal was inspiring, really. To see the way these kids have bonded and created something so beautiful – transcending theater, really – is very moving. If you aren’t here in the theater now, watch it live at www.kidzconnect.org/shows.

Talking back

We’re adding a Q&A “talk back” for after the show, allowing audience members to ask questions and try out Second Life by exploring with an avatar. If you watch the live online broadcast or come to the live show in the Patel Conservatory’s TECO Theater at the TBPAC, you’ll get to meet all the creators […]

EXCITED FOR THE SHOW!

So, here we are! 3 days ’til our Tampa show time! In the morning, we’ll be part of Amsterdam’s show– funny we’re having two separate (yet connected) shows. BUT! That’s how these things go- dealing with our distinct cultural situations, and making it work in our own unique way! Now, THAT’S brilliant collaboration! (If we […]

Kidz Connect — Final Days

I am new to the Second Life Blog and new to even the Second Life program, but today I was able to see first hand what these students have been able to do.  Have you ever played the computer game The Sims?  I’m not talking Sim City or Tycoon, I’m talking about the game where you […]

Even Better Than Expected

“Better than expected.” While some of us did have some great expectations, the overall consensus expressed by students and even the creators of Kidz Connect, is that reality has surpassed even our highest expectations. “They get the vision; they’re making it their own,” says creator Josephine Dorado, adding that it’s exciting to see the project […]