News: Move-me.com nominated for a Webby Award

Friday 13 April 2007

Move-me.com – has been nominated for a Webby Award – the international awards honouring excellence on the internet. The website which has amassed 1,700 clips of people dancing, is part of the move-me.com video booth project devised by screen dance artists Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes of Goat Media / Ricochet Dance and launched in February 2006.

The distinctive video booth has been appearing tardis-like at dance venues throughout the UK ever since – giving all comers the chance to learn and perform pieces by a selection of some of the most influential choreographers working today – and then to upload their dance to the website.

Move-me.com – designed by Edinburgh based Amberfly Ltd is nominated in the category of Best Net Art Website. Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson are delighted: “The Webby nomination is above all a great reward to all the people who have contributed to the project, not least Douglas and Pete at Amberfly who are just plain genius! We would like to thank the hundreds and hundreds of people who have created their dances in the move-me booth and allowed us to add them to the site. Finally thanks to the choreographers, venues and organizations who have supported the project from the start.”

The Webby Awards has is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. View all the nomimations at www.webbyawards.com

As a nominee for a Webby Award, www.move-me.com is also eligible to win a People’s Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 10th to April 27th at http://pv.webbyawards.com

Move-me is an Arts Council England Capture4 commission, sponsored by Calumet Photographic and co-funded by Scottish Arts Council Lottery Funds, the Moose Foundation, Alt-W, New Media Scotland and Sadlers Wells. It has toured to 25 venues so far, where over 6000 people have entered the booth to try it out and 1700 completed video clips have been recorded and are on the site.

There are plans for the booth to tour internationally – and input from choreographers in the host countries will be added.

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