Dance meets film meets altered reality: Ghost Factory is the latest in Bridgman|Packer Dance's body of acclaimed and genre-breaking work that features their "Video Partnering"—the integration of live performance and video technology. Inspired by the residents and vast deserted factories of Johnson City, an upstate New York town, Ghost Factory is a compelling work that reveals remnants of a past era through a contemporary lens. Live performance merges with haunting video imagery of abandoned factory buildings, evoking the humanity these spaces once held.
With choreography and performance by the award-winning duo Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, the creative team also includes filmmaker Peter Bobrow, lighting designer Frank DenDanto III, and composer/sound designer Ansel Bobrow.
In conjunction with the stage performance, there is an accompanying audio/visual installation entitled "Places With Hidden Stories" that further brings alive the stories of residents of Johnson City as well as of our own community in Palo Alto. The installation and the stage work reveal how architecture can hold a town's human stories hidden within its walls. This installation can be viewed in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall lobby before and after the performance.
"Breathtaking and movingly beautiful." ~TheatreScene.Net
"In an age overrun with virtual dancing, the team of Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer stands out…by turns, witty, sexy and surreal."
~The New Yorker
- 7:00–7:30 PM | Self-guided viewing of the "Places With Hidden Stories" video installation at the Koch Gallery, in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall lobby
Drinks and light refreshments will be available for purchase
- 7:30–8:20 PM | "Ghost Factory" dance performance in the Arts Hall
- 8:20–8:40 PM | Post-performance Q&A with the artists
- 8:40–9:00 PM | "Places With Hidden Stories" video installation will be open for viewing in the Koch Gallery after the dance performance and Q&A
For ages 15+
Saturday, November 5
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)
*Free parking is available through the entry on Fabian Way.