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Installation is April 15-19 at the Greene Building Gallery; performance lecture is April 15 at 8 p.m. in Academy Hall
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EMPAC Presents Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie:  Men in the Wall
Liz Aggiss is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer. Often characterized by grotesque, stylized movement, Aggiss explores issues of body politics, word play, power, and the artifice of performance. Billy Cowie is a Scottish composer, choreographer, and filmmaker. His myriad interests have him writing text for dance, new musical forms especially in relation to dance, exploring an expressionist dance theater language, creating dance for camera works, researching dance and learning difficulties, and more.

Aggiss and Cowie have been collaborators for 25 years with signature wit and sharpness. Based in Brighton, UK, they have made more than 20 live performance pieces for their company Divas and have toured extensively. Renowned for their highly visual, interdisciplinary brand of dance performance, they incorporate elements of theater, film, opera, poetry, and vaudevillian humor, crossing genres and pushing into new directions.

Aggiss will perform a lecture titled “Hi Jinx,” an homage to Heidi Dzinkowska, the seminal — and fictional — early 20th-century dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, at 8 p.m. on April 15 in Academy Hall. Followed by a reception and artist-led viewing of Men in the Wall, a four-screen 3-D video installation. For more information, go to http://empac.rpi.edu/.

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 2, Number 5, March 21, 2008
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