Monthly Archives: October 2008
After two years of construction, on October 3rd EMPAC officially opened the doors of their new magnificent state-of-the-art media and performing arts center, and celebrated with two weekends of non-stop performances, screenings, installations and special events. I was lucky enough to be able spend the day on Saturday Oct 4th, seeing this amazing facility for myself. Continue reading
I just learned about this fantastic new wiki site, Upload…Download…Perform, that allows people “to share your scores, actions, rituals, choreographed movements, texts, instructions, suggestions, recipes, meditations, etc.” Scores are instructions, either written, visual or oral, that delineate some sort of performance action. Many of the scores on this site are for musicians, but there are a few movement and video scores too.
Tonight’s Kinetic Cinema program, curated and hosted by dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer is not to be missed! She will be showing two rarely seen documentaries, including 1987’s “The Way Things Go,” showing a fascinating Rube Goldberg-like kinetic sculpture by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, and a 2007 documentary on six downtown dance artists moderated and interviewed by Zimmer.
This is one of those weeks of when the amount of cool stuff going on in the NYC area has reached a critical mass. I feel compelled to share with you the several of particular interest to dance and media lovers.