EMPAC offers daylong demonstration of the HoloLens “mixed reality” platform, followed by evening talk with Microsoft’s Kayla Kinnunen

Troy, NY — On Wednesday, November 1, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute will offer a free daylong demonstration of the Microsoft HoloLens “mixed reality” platform, followed by an evening talk with Microsoft developer Kayla Kinnunen focused on the technology’s many possible applications. The demonstration will take place on the EMPAC Mezzanine from 10AM-9PM and will allow guests to experiment with the wearable, interactive…

Creative Action Unlimited Presents “The Knot: Theatre and Hope Entwined”

Theatre Artists Create Devised Theatre Production Creative Action Unlimited presents The Knot at the Albany Barn, on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4 at 8:00 pm. The cast includes Andrea Cunliffe, Krysta Dennis, Kristoph DiMaria, Giulia Pezzulo and JHK. Under the direction of Stephanie Weber-Remmert, this talented group of local actors have created a performance exploring…

Mary Armentrout Dance Theater Presents Work-in-Progress Performance at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On Friday, October 27, at 5PM, Mary Armentrout Dance Theater will present a special work-in-progress performance of a new project commissioned by EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A promenading performance, Listening Creates an Opening will take the audience across the Rensselaer campus, from a turn-of-the-century classroom to the contemporary EMPAC building. Set to premiere in Fall…

UK Techno Experimentalist Actress Performs his AZD Live Set at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On Friday, October 20, UK techno experimentalist Actress will perform his AZD live set at EMPAC / Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The show will begin at 9PM with Swedish DJ Toxe making her first American appearance. One of the most stylistically elusive figures in UK electronic music, Darren Jordan Cunningham has been releasing music under the name Actress since 2004.…

Seeking Teen Performers for Saratoga’s 2018 MLK Celebration

Calling Teen Performance Artists interested in lending their talent and activist passion to several upcoming community events, with an initial focus on MLKSaratoga.org’s Celebration Weekend (Jan. 12th thru Jan. 15th, 2018).  Past material has included performance art adaptations, original spoken word, contemporary music, and staged readings of the words of civil right leaders.  (Our material…

Choreographer Elena Demyanenko and filmmaker Erika Mijlin offer a work-in-progress performance of their EMPAC commission Echo/Archive

Troy, NY — On Friday, October 6, choreographer-performer Elena Demyanenko and filmmaker Erika Mijlin will present a work-in-progress performance of their collaboration Echo/Archive at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The event begins at 7PM and is free and open to the public, however, capacity is limited so audience members are advised to arrive early. Elena Demyanenko is a Russian-born dancer and choreographer…