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2.1 Screenshot from the second Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer showcase performance ‘Dancing in the Metaverse’, November 2021. 43
2.2 Dancers Alexander Whitley, Tia May Hockey and Nicola Henshall dance together in May 2021 in a scene called ‘Bubblegum’. 51
2.3 Dancers Jack Thomson and Hannah Burfield in a performance designed as a dance battle called ‘Bird of Prey’. 54
2.4 Nicola Henshall and Tia May Hockey explored a hide and seek dynamic in a fantasy woodland scene in May 2021. 58
3.1 After sharing some ‘magic mushrooms’ the three Improbable actors (from top left to right, Angela Clerkin, Adedamola Bajomo and Cassie Hercules) laugh hysterically as they appear strangely doubled in each other’s Zoom boxes, turned upside down and on their sides. 67
3.2 Visitors from Singapore, Alex Kong (left), Indumathi Tamilselvan (centre right) and Nurulhuda Hassan (right), dance and sing gospel songs to bring Paul Sermon in the UK (centre left) out of his dark mood, in Telematic Quarantine. 69
3.3 Creation Theatre actors (left to right) Graeme Rose and Giles Stoakley fill the empty seats in Cézanne’s ‘The Card Players’ and attempt to impress their audience member visitor (centre) with a simple, yet impossible game of catch the ball. 70
3.4 Phoenix Dance Theatre performer Reynaldo Santos pulls Mirabel Hung-Smith out of a mossy hole in a woodland in ‘Experiments in Wonderland’. 71
3.5 Guttersnipe Theatre’s girl-band SHUGA FIX (left to right, dancing, Grace Church, Molly McGeachin and Polly Pedder) take to the stage live for their Triple Threat Teen Award performance, complete with triangular pre-recorded video versions of themselves. 73
3.6 The taxi driver (Matthew Lewney) reads an address on a piece of paper handed to him by his passenger (Stefania Pinato) in Red Ladder Theatre’s ‘TAXI’. 75
3.7 The tiny figure of Ariel (Dee Kathleen Egan) appears like a bee on a huge red flower ten times her size, while the VR-helmet-wearing botanist (Zhi Xu) observes and pokes at her with his finger, in DAP-Lab’s ‘The river of no one’. 76
3.8 Sharp Teeth Theatre performers Alice Lamb (left) and Tom Fletcher (centre left) re-enact different murder scenarios, silhouetted to disguise their identity. 77
3.9 In ‘Black|White’, the silhouetted performers Daniel Charon (left) and Charles Lane (right) meet in the middle with their two neighbourhoods superimposed behind them. 78
3.10 As rain falls outside, Anna Fenemore leans in through a window with a toy watering can to fill up the corridor with water as Gillian Knox looks on, in Pigeon Theatre’s ‘Where are the children?’. 78
3.11 Hands rub away chalk to reveal a forest scene, as Cassie Hercules sits by a campfire in the foreground, reading out a story from a book in Improbable’s ‘Outside the Frame’. 79
3.12 Finding themselves miniaturised on the television console, Pigeon Theatre’s Anna Fenemore (left) and Gillian Knox (right) decide to attempt to get inside the TV – and succeed. 84
5.1 Caliban (P. K. Taylor) and the dinosaur. The Tempest, dir. Zoë Seaton for Creation Theatre and Big Telly, 2020. 118
5.2 Caliban (P. K. Taylor) peering through the ‘trapdoor’. The Tempest, dir. Zoë Seaton for Creation Theatre and Big Telly, 2020. 122
5.3 Ferdinand (Ryan Duncan) and Miranda (Annabelle May Terry) ‘touching’. The Tempest, dir. Zoë Seaton for Creation Theatre and Big Telly, 2020. 122
5.4 Antonio (Kofi Dennis) and the Duchess (Annabelle May Terry) in The Duchess of Malfi, dir. Laura Jayne Wright and Natasha Rickman for Creation Theatre, 2021. 124
6.1 Young person participating in an in-person session as part of the Far Apart UK workshops delivered by National Theatre of Wales (Wrexham, Wales), 2021. 138
6.2 Spoken word draft by a young participant of the in-person session part of Far Apart UK workshops delivered by Battersea Arts Centre (London, England), 2021. 141
6.3 Urban art intervention by a young participant of the Far Apart Latin America workshops delivered by Crear Vale la Pena (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2020. 145
8.1 Utopias Bach Penrhyndeudraeth, November 2020. 190
8.2 Utopias Bach Collaboratory Zoom Exquisite Corps, February 2022. 195
8.3 Geocache Bach, June 2021. 196
8.4 Utopias Bach Gwalchmai by Beca, Nia and Llyr, July 2021. Example of micro-utopia and edible garden/play area created by children at Ysgol y Ffridd, Gwalchmai, May 2022. 198
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