April Events at the Mahaiwe

Great Barrington, Mass.— In April, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present an array of HD broadcasts by Met Opera and the Bolshoi Ballet, as well as classic films. Saturday, April 7 at 1:00pm, Met Opera Live in HD will present an encore broadcast of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging of…

EMPAC’s Other Uses Series Continues with Filmmaker Ulysses Jenkins

Troy, NY — On Monday, March 26, at 7PM, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute presents the next event in its yearlong film series Other Uses. Focused on the work of filmmaker Ulysses Jenkins, the event will feature documentary and performance videos the artist made from the 1970s to the present. Jenkins will be making a…

William Shatner Comes to Proctors Screening of “The Wrath of Khan”

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—FEB. 20, 2018—Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to Proctors, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 for an unforgettable night with the one and only WILLIAM SHATNER, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the GIANT screen at Proctors, followed by a live conversation with the one and only “Captain James T.…

EMPAC Presents the Premiere of “echo/archive”

Troy, NY — On Friday, March 2, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present the world premiere of echo/archive, a performance collaboration between choreographer Elena Demyanenko and filmmaker Erika Mijlin. Developed over the past year at EMPAC, echo/archive combines live dance with live and pre-recorded video to reflect the layers of memory and heritage that exist in each human body. Elena…

Mahaiwe Announces Spring and Summer Events

Highlights include Pat Metheny, Aimee Mann, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Joey Alexander, and The Peking Acrobats Great Barrington, Mass.— Mahaiwe Executive Director Beryl Jolly announces additions to the performing arts center’s spring and summer schedule, including jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, rock singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, Broadway performers Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, teenage jazz protogé Joey…

Filmmaker Ephraim Asili and Poet Sonia Sanchez Present Their New Collaboration, “Inheritance”

Troy, NY — Hudson Valley filmmaker Ephraim Asili is in residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop his first feature-length film, Inheritance. On Tuesday, January 23, at 7PM, Asili will present a free live performance of scenes from the film, including a cast of actors and Philadelphia poet, activist, and scholar of the Black Arts Movement, Sonia Sanchez.…