Wednesday, November 14, 2012

[HvEXAS] Ralph Lemon's 4Walls | Fri + Sat, Nov 16 + 17 | EMPAC, Troy, NY

Ralph Lemon: 4Walls
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 4 PM
EMPAC Studio 1 - Goodman
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
$6 Rensselaer students; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty & staff; $18 general admission

With 4Walls, an EMPAC commissioned work, Ralph Lemon, in collaboration with Shoko Letton and Mike Taylor, premieres a live multimedia dance installation that provides four points of view on one dance, giving a new shape to the "dance with no form."
The basis of the amorphous collaborative work is a play on time, energy, and the disappearing body. This exploration engages the spectator in a creative process that is relentless in questioning the nature of what passes between performers and audiences.

Live performance by Gesel Mason and Darrell Jones.

Ralph Lemon is a choreographer, writer, and visual artist. He currently serves as the artistic director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation.
Lemon's most recent work, How Can You Stay in The House All Day And Not Go Anywhere? (2008-2010) was a four-part project consisting of live performance, film, and visual art.
Awards include a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Artist Award and a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, two "Bessie" (NY Dance and Performance) Awards, two Foundation for Contemporary Art Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many others.

4Walls is co-produced by Cross Performance Inc. and MAPP International Productions. 4Walls is co-commissioned and has been developed during residencies at EMPAC and at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Tickets are $18 general admission; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty + staff; and $6 Rensselaer students (must provide ID for discounted tickets).

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


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY, 12180

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