ANIMALIA - a performance by C. Ryder Cooley

ANIMALIA - a performance by C. Ryder Cooley

Proctors Mainstage, Downtown Schenectady, NY

September 19, 2008 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Animalia, a performance by  C. Ryder Cooley at Proctors Mainstage!

with accompanying exhibit of art,  music & performance by local artists


Friday, September 19th  2008
Proctors Mainstage Theater
432 State St. Schenectady, NY. 

8pm-Animalia Performance on the Mainstage, by C. Ryder CooleY with Todd Chandler and special guests.

5-7:45pm- One Night Exhibit installed throughout the historic Vaudeville Theater featuring art, music and performances by:  

Sara E. Worden, Charles Steckler,  Olivia Robinson, Michael Oatman, Oleg Mavromatti & Boryana Rossa,  Stephanie Loveless, Victoria Kereszi, Kathy High, Margit Galanter, Peg Foley,  Caitlin Foley, Ginger Ertz, Michael Eck, Ryder Cooley, Todd Chandler, Nao  Bustamante and others T.B.A.

Also an amazing video reel created by Vicki Kerezi will be playing from 5-7:45pm.  This looped program features work by:

Kathy High, Nao Bustamante, Oleg Mavromatti & Boryana Rossa, EE  Miller, Dara Greenwald, Penny Lane, Jim Finn, Allison Hunter, Jessica Bardsley, Caroline Koebel, Hilda Daniel, Rachel Mayeri, Alexis Powell, Annie Novak and others.

Performance and exhibit and are both FREE  at Art Night Schenectady
Supported by NYSCA and the Experimental Television  Center Presentation Funds.

Supported in part by NYSCA and the Experimental Television Center Presentation Funds.


EVENT DESCRIPTION

"Animalia, Stories  of Collapse, Calamity and Departure" is a multi-media inter-species fairytale  combining video, sound, live music and aerial movement. The performance,  created by C. Ryder Cooley, will begin at 8pm on the Mainstage. Leading up to  the performance, a curated art exhibit will be on view from 5-7:45pm,  installed throughout the historic Vaudeville theater. The exhibit will include  two & three dimensional art, video, installation, dance and music. The  overall theme of the event is human-animal relations, communications and  convergences. Participating artists include Sara E. Worden, Charles Steckler,  Olivia Robinson, Michael Oatman, Oleg Mavromatti & Boryana Rossa,  Stephanie Loveless, Victoria Kereszi, Kathy High, Margit Galanter, Peg Foley,  Caitlin Foley, Ginger Ertz, Michael Eck, Ryder Cooley, Todd Chandler, Nao  Bustamante and others T.B.A.

Proctors Mainstage is a professional  theater presenting Broadway productions, opera, and popular music concerts.  The September Animalia performance and exhibit will be one of the first  independent contemporary performance events to be staged in this 2,600 seat  historic Vaudeville Theater. This event will encourage viewers to experience  the architecture and history of the site in new and critical  ways.

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