WILLIAM J MACKWOOD, BFA (UVic), MFA Design (UVic):
William is Co-Artistic Director of the innovative, multi-disciplinary company Out of the Box Productions. Over the last ten years he has co-created and lead the design team for productions of Opera Erotique, The Third Taboo, Prior Engagement, Sound in Silence, and Bugzzz~ a cautionary tale.
On faculty in the Department of Dance at York University, he teaches ‘Dance Production’, ‘Dance Video’, ‘Lighting Design for Dance’ and ‘The Interactive Stage: explorations in electronically mediated performance’.
The heart of his research lies in ‘sustainable design on demand’, which has lead him to his current interest, pursuing a rigorous investigation of digital interactivity in live performance.
William is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and is currently serving as the Graduate Program Director of the MFA Dance program.