LIVE: FAQ Circus’ “Running” @ Gasholder Building, 2/21/15

March 13th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg

FAQ Circus

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Have you ever imagined starting a new life? FAQ Circus’ production of “Running” was an exploration into what it means to leave behind the familiar and explore the unknown. Running from the mundane to the cadence of mystery, every step a discovery beating the drum of possibility. Running towards an alternative reality, free to forge a new identity. Running wild…

Created and directed F.A.Q. co-founder and Round Lake native Aaron M. Marquise, the hour-long modern circus show combined acrobatics, theater and dance in the fabulously funky, circular and minimally heated Gasholder Building in Troy, for three performances during one of February’s legendary cold spells, but judging by the crowds, it was well worth braving the way-below-freezing temperatures.

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LIVE: S(around)ound @ the Gasholder Building, 3/25/12

April 4th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg

Photographs by William Gill


Troy’s circular Gasholder Building has been the site of several art events in recent years, but none of them have been on quite the scale of “S(around)ound,” which took place on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25.

Art installation…

Call it what you will, it was a gas – as experimental violinist Todd Reynolds, RPI professors Michael Oatman and Shawn Lawson and Rensselaer Arts + Architecture students collaborated on a wild, three-part, 90-minute event that gave participants a totally unique perspective on the architecture of the iconic and historic circular building.

More of William Gill’s photographs at Troy at Night
Jeff Nania’s review at Metroland
Audio slide-show featuring Todd Reynolds’ music, Yi-Ke Peng’s photographs and Tyler Hopf’s narration at The Times Union

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