A werewolf will prowl at dawn and dusk in the abandoned City Park of New Orleans as residents gather for “Loup Garou,” “part performance, part ritual, part howl to the world about southeast Louisiana’s plight.” The artists of Mondo Bizarro and ArtSpot Productions will present the outdoor performance Thursdays-Sundays, October 8-25, 2009, including post-show discussions about coastal land loss with experts from the Gulf Restoration Network. The artists say a “loup garou” is a “wild and dangerous entity some say a werewolf well anchored in the folk traditions of southern Louisiana,” going back to France and Acadia. The event is “environmental performance that uses rigorous physicality, poetry, music and visual installation to investigate the deep interconnectedness between land and culture in Louisiana.” Thursday performances begin at sunrise and weekend performances end at sunset; free gumbo on Fridays.
LDI – the country’s foremost entertainment industry trade conference – and Showman Fabricators – NYC’s largest and most diverse scenic fabrication shop – are teaming together to bring to the forefront sustainability of the Entertainment Technology field.
One method to accomplish this will be to present two Green Awards at the LDI awards ceremony. The two awards are the Best Green Product Award and the Best Green Show/Project Award. These awards, in their inaugural year, will bring a focus to companies who have made strides in the greening of the entertainment technology field.
If you have participated in any shows or projects which have taken steps to create a greener production value, we invite you to nominate the show or project. We are not limiting the award to shows of a specific size, but rather encourage all those involved in shows or projects which have been able to integrate some measure of sustainability into their production to nominate that production.
If you know of a show or event that has made strides, the nomination process is simple. The linked form will need to be filled out. Please be as descriptive as possible, and if you need additional space feel free to extend to a second page. This form is due by October 8th. Additionally we will require a 2 minute or less electronic presentation (either PowerPoint or video) that will be used at LDI. Some presentations may be incorporated into the Green Day panels at LDI, and all events will be on display for three days as part of a Green Technology Today Showcase – a booth about sustainability which will be on the tradeshow floor. These opportunities will give those in the entertainment technology industry a chance to see what you are doing. This presentation will need to be submitted by October 27th.
Projects will be judged on several criteria including their originality, use of green techniques, environmental impact, and message to an audience.
Both awards will be presented at the LDI awards ceremony on November 21st however you do not need to be present to win. LDI will feature the award winners in their magazine and on their website.