Saturday, December 8
Avant-garde choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou embarks on an artistic challenge: an experiment investigating personal and national identity through an optical illusion created by two isolated bodies on stage, at a time when the issue of paramount concern is, ultimately, what is indispensable—what constitutes the essence.
Papaioannou’s groundbreaking creative direction of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games opening ceremony—hailed a “triumph” by Time magazine and The Times of London—is widely considered a high-water mark of large-scale spectacle.
He spent spring 2010 as a Fulbright scholar, mentored by Laurie Anderson at The Kitchen in New York City.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Studio 2. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2012/fall/primal-matter for more information.