Dan Shorten

Dan is a multi-awarding winner director, designer and audio/visual specialist working with various companies from all over the UK. During the last eight years he has worked on a series of five-star and sell-out shows that toured across the UK and overseas, including winning the 2007 Total Theatre Wildcard Award and a 2010 Fringe First Award. His work has been described in The Stage as “one of the most original examples of theatre around”. He has a burgeoning reputation and regularly collaborates with Icon, B-Arts and Kinetica, building audio/visual content for touring theatre and large-scale outdoor events. 

 

For b-side 2021

As part of The History, Myths and Legends of Church Ope Cove project in partnership with Portland Museum, Dan and Guildhall School video designers will be responding to community-produced research to create a stunning, bespoke video animation to be projected onto a landmark close by the museum and inside the museum itself. Accompanied by sound, the video will dramatically bring the architecture of the buildings to life by using a projection mapping technique designed to enhance and highlight the buildings’ individual characteristics. And, with the featured research areas of the project covering such stirring subjects as smuggling, secret tunnels, Viking invasions, and landslides, visitors can expect to see a spectacular and dynamic slice of history reworked in an extraordinary fashion.

 

 

 

Dan Shorten's b-side Portfolio

Project

b-side festival 2021

A thousand ideas, one amazing island

09 - 12 Sept 2021

An historical painting of Church Ope
Project

The History, Myths and Legends of Church Ope Cove

From stories of the fishermen, smugglers, leisure seekers and hut owners who have used the cove for centuries, to the legends surrounding local...

Event Archive

an ammonite
Event

Relaxed Viewing of Sea and Stone

11 + 12 Sept at 20.50

Church Ope Viewing Platform
Portland

Of Sea & Stone is a 10-minute projection lightshow, set to music and presented on the side of Rufus Castle and part of the

A stone building with Portland Museum sign
Event

Of Sea and Stone Indoor Projection

09 Sept, 10 Sept, 11 Sept and 12 Sept 10:30 - 18:00

Portland Museum
Portland

A new animation projection in Portland Museum inspired by a community-led research project

An depiction of an ammonite using lights
Event

Of Sea and Stone

10 + 11 Sept 20.30 - 22.30

Church Ope
Portland

Of Sea & Stone is a 10-minute projection lightshow, set to music and presented on the side of Rufus Castle and part of the cliffs below

An depiction of an ammonite using lights
Event

Of Sea and Stone

10 + 11 Sept 20.30 - 22.30

Church Ope
Portland

Of Sea & Stone is a 10-minute projection lightshow, set to music and presented on the side of Rufus Castle and part of the cliffs below