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…

Boudry / Lorenz present their film “Telepathic Improvisation,” based on a score by Pauline Oliveros

Troy, NY — On Thursday, September 28, Berlin-based artistic duo Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz will screen their new film Telepathic Improvisation at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The event begins at 7PM and will include a conversation with Victoria Brooks, EMPAC’s curator of time-based visual arts. Shot in the EMPAC Theater during Spring 2017, Telepathic Improvisation takes as its starting point the late Rensselaer professor and famed composer Pauline Oliveros’ 1974…

Special Film Screenings at the Madison Theater in Albany

TROY, NEW YORK     The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and the Madison Theater in Albany have paired up to present films scored by the incomparable Randy Newman, who is performing at the Hall on Saturday, September 16, at 8 PM.  The Madison Theater will also present a special screening of the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which tells the…

EMPAC at RPI Announces Fall 2017 Season

Featuring Martine Syms, Andrew Schneider, Hieroglyphic Being, Enno Poppe, Boudry/Lorenz, Actress, Ali Moini, Laura Luna, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, and many more Troy, NY — The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to present its Fall 2017 season of concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, film screenings, talks and workshops. View the entire calendar at empac.rpi.edu. The season kicks off on August…

Fort Salem Theater and Gardenworks Present “Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater at the Movies: Route 30 Arts & Agriculture”

SALEM — Fort Salem Theater and Gardenworks are at it again. The two businesses, which have collaborated for the last six summers in Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater and Cabaret, pairing locally sourced dinners with locally produced entertainment, take that concept one step further on Saturday, September 16, with what they call “Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater at the…

Andrew Schneider Performs Obie Award-winning YOUARENOWHERE at EMPAC

Troy, NY — Performer, writer, and interactive electronics artist Andrew Schneider will perform his Obie Award-winning one-man theater piece, YOUARENOWHERE, on August 10 and 11 at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (110 8th St., Troy). Each show will begin at 8PM. Based on quantum physics and the theory of parallel universes, YOUARENOWHERE uses an array of complex visual and…