LIVE: “And All the Question Marks Started to Sing” @ EMPAC at RPI, 2/18/11

February 23rd, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

At the end of the performance, the question marks were all over the faces of the audience members.

What was that?
How did they do that?
What does it all mean?

The members of the Norwegian performance troupe Verdensteatret were happy to explain some of the technical wizardry, as members of the sold-out crowd mingled around on stage post-performance, examining a surreal landscape of bicycle wheels, projectors, lenses, microphones and an almost forgotten, wheezing accordion that was lying on the floor, seemingly breathing all on its own, as though being played by the ghost of some dead child.

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Win FREE TIX to Verdensteatret @ EMPAC at RPI on Thursday

February 15th, 2011, 9:43 am by Greg

The totally trippy Norwegian performance troupe Verdensteatret returns to EMPAC at RPI in Troy with their mesmerizing new production, “And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing” at 8pm on Thursday and Friday.

The troupe describes the performance as “an art-machine played by musicians, performers and robots.”

If you were lucky enough to catch Verdensteatret’s captivating and surreal performance of “louder” at EMPAC’s Gala Opening weekend celebration back in October, 2009, then you already know that the ensemble brings a wide-ranging set of artistic talents to the stage to create a haunting and hypnotic multimedia evening.

Priced at $15, tix for “And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing” are currently available.

HOLD ON A MINUTE… We’ve got a pair of FREE TIX for Thursday’s performance, and we’re giving them away to a lucky Nippertown reader. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Thursday morning. Good luck! Congratulations, Kari!

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