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02 Jun 2010

EMPAC | Save the date! Filament festival - October 1-3, 2010

October 1-3, 2010


Jason Steven Murphy
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EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Save the Date!

is a festival of new work in performance, visual arts, sound, and media.

The festival highlights EMPAC's mission to support international and national artists in the creation and production of work via its residency and commissioning programs.

Performances and installations include:

MTAA (NYC): a barn raising driven by audience participation

Hans Tutschku (Cambridge, MA): a 24-channel immersive sound installation

BalletLab (Australia): choreographic hysteria based on cult behavior, embedded in a dense soundscape

Yanira Castro
(NYC): a performance ecosystem where sound and dance environments envelop both audience and artists

Early Morning Opera (Los Angeles): evangelistic jumbotron diatribe on the dissolution of national borders

Volkmar Klien (Austria): a 44-channel encore of Start-Ziel-Siege

DANCE MOViES Commission 2009-2010 Premieres: five projects at the intersection of dance and moving image

Filament will also unveil a program of commissioned short-form performance works across the spectrum of dance, theater, music, and the visual arts. Participating artists include: Wally Cardona; SUE-C & Laetitia Sonami; Jen DeNike; Yehuda Duenyas; Sam Hillmer; Miro Dance Theatre; MTAA; Steve Cuiffo, Trey Lyford & Geoff Sobelle.

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Founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, EMPAC offers artists, scholars, researchers, engineers, designers, and audiences opportunities for creative exploration that are available nowhere else under a single roof. EMPAC operates nationally and internationally, attracting creative individuals from around the world and sending new artworks and innovative ideas onto the global stage.

EMPAC 2009-2010 presentations, residencies and commissions are supported by grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding provided by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation) and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.