Friday, March 02, 2012

[HvEXAS] REMINDER! Jean-Francois Peyret's RE: Walden | Sat. 03/03, 8 PM | EMPAC, Troy, NY

Jean-François Peyret: RE: Walden 
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8 PM 
EMPAC Studio 1 – Goodman
Troy, NY
$18 general admission / $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty + staff / $6 Rensselaer students

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond writings, RE: Walden melds theater, music, live performance, and large-scale video projection in an integrated experience that joins an automated orchestra playing with the live piano score, a single performer, and interactive video. Using voice and movement, the performer influences, triggers, and interacts with the complex web of sonic and visual elements to create a multi-layered interpretation of Thoreau's revolutionary musings. Directed by Jean-François Peyret, this project brings together a stellar group of collaborative artists, many of whom have never been presented in the United States.

Director Jean-François Peyret's work uses theater to imagine reveries around the living and artificial, bodies and machines, and variations on the theme of man's technical destiny. His most recent performances include Le cas de Sophie K., based on the life of Russian mathematician Sophie Kovalevskaïa, Tournant autour de Galilée, on which he collaborated with Françoise Balibar and Alain Prochiantz, and Ex vivo/in vitro. Between 1982 and 1994 he collaborated with Jean Jourdheuil on the creation of more than 15 shows, using non-dramatic texts by writers such as Montaigne or Lucrèce, and exploring the work of Heiner Müller.

RE: Walden was supported via a production residency at EMPAC made possible with the support of Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a program of FACE.

Evelyn's Café will open at 7 PM with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines - service continues after the performance. Parking is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.

Additional event information can be found on the EMPAC website: Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.

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