Your reports Find reports Can Television and Theatre be partners? Can Television and Theatre be partners? Convener(s): Alex Eisenberg Participants: Multiple – names lost. Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: Just a list in no particular order: The idea of a collaboration between theatre makers and TV makers South Bank Show – a space for theatre work to be shown but not for artists to make work How do you record a live performance? Its not that interesting to watch live performance recorded on TV Fundamentally changes what the original live performance is TV on stage – Stage on TV? Thinking about Internet – You Tube – performance seems to work better in this format – perhaps because you allow the impossibility of watching live performance on a screen, in a different way to on TV, precisely because You Tube etc. is far less polished. Parallels between the creative process of making TV and Theatre – how can we learn from each other BUT the heavy constraints of TV – advertising, mass appeal, scheduling. Organizations like the BBC have provided spaces and opportunities for ‘theatre people’ (e.g. directors) to become involved in TV BUT – example given by one member who did one of these schemes – it was all about working in the established ways that TV works – as opposed to a COLLABORATION. Programmes like 3 Minute Wonder on Channel 4 Channel 4 Dance Season – where they created programmes with contemporary dancers, so dance and television became partners. Its just not popular – and TV is about being popular. Its not worth the time! Ed Fest.tv Music Videos as a space for artists – but this is not TV Filmed impro – whose line is it anyway!