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EMPAC Presents Phantom Limb: 69°S.
September 23 & 24

The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) will present 69°S., inspired by the harrowing journey of Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to Antarctica. Phantom Limb unites puppetry, dance, film, history, and photography with contemporary music to create a stunning vision of Antarctica’s past, present, and future.

Shacketon’s crew, played by half-life-size puppets, struggle to survive in this vast landscape, putting into stark relief the power of endurance and camaraderie and the price of knowledge. 69°S. explores the inherently bittersweet and complex nature of the Shackleton experience and what the future may hold for this fragile environment.

Following a two-week production residency at EMPAC with the entire cast and crew, these performances are the final workshop showings before the piece officially premieres at Dartmouth College.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the EMPAC Theater. Tickets are $18/$13/$6.

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 13, September 9, 2011
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