Our Specialists Contributed to a Unique Transcontinental Show

Prague, 19 August 2013. A very special experience is  ready for participants of a gala-evening, organized during an international professional conference APAN 36 on Wednesday 21 August in Daejeon, South Korea. Displayed on the screen they will have a chance to watch a dance performance , which will take place in South Korea, Brazil and Spain simultaneously. To make all this even more challenging, the music will be performed by two Byelorussians and one Russian live, as they will be at the same time on the stage in the Czech Republic.

The transmission of the music component from the Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall in HAMU, Prague, will be made possible thanks to specialists from the CESNET Association, Czech Republic. The signal in 4K format (extraordinary high resolution) will be transmitted from Prague by means of high-speed internet lines. It will be broadcast to the above-mentioned countries to be combined with a transformation of dancers’ movements by which the artificial creatures called Avatars will be created. The spectators in Korea will be able to watch them while the show will be also available on the Internet at live.kisti.re.kr. The performance is planned to begin at 10.30 CET.

The unique show is entitled Dancing beyond Time and its objective is to indicate how transcontinental cultural events may be organized in the near future. The synchronized music-and-dance show will be led by a Brazilian dance professor Ivani Santana, accompanied by an experimental music group called The Unlimited Trio comprising Nikita Krein (acoustic guitar), Ilya Chernoklinov (viola) and Aliaksandr Yasinski (accordion).

The conference is organized by the APAN, an umbrella organisation which associates national research and educational networks in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and eastern part of the United States. The event takes place from 19 to 23 August with participation of specialists from around the world. The CESNET participated also in the professional part of the conference, in the section focused on medicine where a record from a robotic surgery from regional Masaryk Hospital in Ústí nad Labem, the Czech Republic, was transmitted.

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. With its research activities and accomplishments, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network building project and grid projects (EGI.eu), and participates actively in their implementation. Among other things, the association deals with the use of high-speed networks for sharing multimedia data both through synchronous video conferencing and shared applications and asynchronous streaming.

Press release, August 19 2013

Last change: 30.8.2013