It’s the World Premiere of “echo/archive” at EMPAC at RPI [Berkshire on Stage]
On Friday (March 2), EMPAC at RPI in Troy will present the world premiere of echo/archive, a performance collaboration between choreographer Elena Demyanenko and filmmaker Erika Mijlin. Developed over the past year at EMPAC, echo/archive combines live dance with live and recorded video to reflect the layers of memory and heritage that exist in each human body.
Elena Demyanenko is a Russian-born dancer and choreographer who has been performing, teaching and choreographing in New York City since 2001. She was a member of Trisha Brown and Stephen Petronio Dance Companies and has danced for choreographers such as Bill T. Jones, collecting the movement vocabulary of these modern dance icons within her body. Echo/archive is an exploration of how movement is imprinted upon the body and subsequently communicated between dancers and across generations. Working with performers Dana Reitz, Eva Karczag and Jodi Melnick, the performance spans a generation and genealogy of dance history.