NIDA announces partnership with Technical Direction Company
Technical Direction Company (TDC) is proud to announce a pioneering partnership with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), which will see TDC provide invaluable expertise, guidance and support to the next generation of Australia’s artists, technical theatre designers and practitioners.
Through this partnership, TDC will give NIDA students access to expert training and the latest cutting-edge stage and live performance technology including LED screens, large scale projections, videos and broadcast camera systems.
Michael Hassett, Managing Director, TDC, said that the company is honoured to partner with NIDA and looks forward to working with the staff and students to provide technical knowledge and industry-readiness.
“As one of Australia’s biggest suppliers of video technology solutions, we are passionate about equipping students with the technical skills needed to confidently realise and manage the points of intersection that occur between technology and performance,” commented Hassett.
“We believe our investment in NIDA will achieve this and more as the students graduate and become the next generation of creative leaders in Australia and abroad.”
Graham Henstock, Head of Technical Theatre and Stage Management at NIDA, believes the collaboration with TDC will help students in their career development by providing access to expert practitioners as well as hands-on experience with the best technology in the business.
“In supplying assistance across classwork, assessable projects and NIDA’s full-scale student productions, TDC is giving students the opportunity to flex their creative muscles, experiment with high performance equipment and, importantly, gain vital industry experience.”
This year marks the first year of the partnership, which promotes the creative potential of advanced technology in the performance space.