EMPAC Announces Line-Up for FILAMENT

Filament is a festival of new work in performance, visual arts, sound, and media that will be held at EMPAC in Troy, NY from October 1–3, 2010. It 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:

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:

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