Isadora in Action

photo: Isadora workshop in New Zealand

Isadora® is a user-friendly, real-time media manipulation tool created by Troika Ranch co-founder Mark Coniglio. Dawn Stoppiello has been working intensively with this software tool since its inception in 2000. Her approach to teaching the software is to guide participants through a series of compositional exercises that expose the features of the software as needed to address the creative problem. Student questions and interests inform the direction each workshop will take. Students will learn to timeline and play back video sequences; consider the integration of live performers and video imagery; use live video/audio feeds to amplify or re-contextualize experience; use reactive/interactive systems as an intensifier of liveness; consider alternative projection surfaces and material.

Isadora in Action is an introductory level three day intensive workshop designed for performance and installation artists. Participants must understand how to navigate around a Macintosh computer and be engaged in making some form of live art. No other software skills are required. Participants must bring their own Macintosh computer. A minimum of three and a maximum of six participants will be accepted for each workshop. Begin by exploring the Isadora online Tutorials.


To apply please send an email to dawn[at]troikaranch[dot]org with a simple statement about your work and/or interests.

Fee: $100, a one-month license for the Isadora® software is included.
Payment is made to Troika Ranch by cash or check on the first day of the workshop.
Where: Yes! Studio, 4511 NE Prescott Street, Portland, OR 97218
When: Friday 7-10p, Saturday and Sunday 10a-1p
Onsite housing is available for two out of town guests for $25 per night.
First come, first served.


There are currently no workshops scheduled.