Lecture? Book It Here


WhatIsWhat 1.0 2003

Link: United States Artists Fellow for 2018

I have been recognized as a United States Artists Fellow 2018 in the Dance Category alongside 47 other artist nationally across an array of mediums.

Bill Shannon, Wearables, video art, performance art, dance, choreography

Video Art, Performance Art and Dance: Interconnections

I keep moving on to new iterations of the wearable mask while in development of a new interdisciplinary dance theater piece, "TouchUpdate." This video is edited in such a way to share with viewers exactly how my work in dance performance, choreography, street performance, video compositing, video installation and video wearables all are interconnected.

MANCC Dance Residency Documentary Video

MANCC (pronounced man-see) is the only national center for choreography in the world located in a major research institution, and operates from one of the premiere dance facilities in the United States. The Center is embedded within The Florida State University School of Dance, and offers unparalleled opportunities for contemporary choreographers to hone their artistic practice and develop new work inside a creative community.

"Touch Update" Premiere Kelly Strayhorn Theater Pittsburgh May 11 2018

wearable technology, bill shannon, Touch Update

"Touch Update" a new work exploring contemporary modes of digital vs. interpersonal representation and physicality to Premiere at Kelly Strayhorn Theater Pittsburgh May 11,12 2018 photo: Chris Cameron 2017 This project support by New England Foundation of The Arts National Dance Production Fund and Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative and The National Performance Network

Bill Shannon: 2017: WhatIsWhat

ABOVE: Performance at Trolley Dances San Diego 2016. Photo: Manuel Rotenberg.) Quick Overview for 2017 extends past the jump. I was awarded a New England Foundation of The Arts, National Dance Project Production Grant 2016 to produce a new work to Premiere in 2018. 2017 I have a MANCC Residency in April. In May 2017 I have tentatively scheduled a residency hosted by Philip Channels of Dance Integrated Australia with support from Critical Path.

Fall Dates 2016


Upcoming Fall 2016 Events

Sept. 2nd, 2016 9pm Brooklyn, New York  The New York Clown Theater Festival

Sept. 10th, 2016 12 - 7 pm Philadelphia, PA Raphstravaganza: The Kinetic Experience

Sept. 24th and 25th, Oct. 1st and 2nd San Diego, California Trolley Dances

MakerMoves 2016 Daily Videos Project Launch

MakerMoves daily video journal for 2016 featuring freestyle performances. All videos captured on mobile, 1min or less in length, footage recorded within the last 24hours, a minimum of edits, no filters. Check the Stream of Videos HERE

I made a Self-Contained Wearable Video-Mapped Mask

Bill Shannon, Video Wearables, Video Installation, Performance Art, Dance, Maker

ABOVE: Bill Shannon's Wearable Video Mapped Mask Photo. Garrett Jones MadMapper: Neil Henke

In depth interviews with videos and making of images linked below

ProjectionMapping.org http://projection-mapping.org/wearable-projection-mapping-mask/

Vice: The Creators Project


Guardian UK http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/10/the-man-in-the-digital...



Bio-Luminous Sand Night Dance

Bill Shannon Dance

A long exposure of a short dance on bioluminous sand this summer.

Whatiswhat.com is moving to Wordpress / Standby

too lazy to attempt to learn enough drupal to keep this site functional.. it was cool while it lasted.. also never let your vimeo pro relapse. the custom privacy allowances available in pro cause all sorts of problems with existing embeds when it reverts as is obvious here.. also in my experience youtube just better at streaming whereas vimeo looks better but often streams choppy.

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