EMPAC to celebrate 10th birthday with 3-day festival
Yara Travieso is a choreographer, director and filmmaker whose work is so broad-based and all-encompassing that she's been called a "maker of worlds." Since midsummer the New York-based Travieso has made repeated and extended visits to the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, RPI's massive glass and steel building on the hill above downtown Troy, which is commonly known as EMPAC and is now celebrating its 10th anniversary.
The result of Travieso's residency is an elaborate new fusion of dance, film, music and theater titled "Sagittarius A." The piece will have its world premiere on Friday night at EMPAC as part of a three-day festival of performances and other special events.