Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2013-2014 DANCE MOViES Commission
Location: Troy, NY, USA
Eligibility: Works initiated and created by an artist, group, or collective based in North or South America; Artists who have at least 5 years professional experience in their field
Cost: Commissions might encompass: a production budget, use of rehearsal space, equipment, staff support, audio and video post-production.
Depending on the nature of the project, the following
resources may be provided or facilitated by EMPAC:
- Access to studio space for rehearsals and
- Access to audio, lighting, stage equipment for
use in the EMPAC facility
- Post-production: access to professional video
and audio editing and mastering equipment
- Technical support from stage technologies, audio
and video engineers, and other staff at EMPAC
OPEN CALL: EMPAC DANCE MOViES COMMISSION 2013-14
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is excited to announce the 2013-2014 DANCE MOViES Commission. This is an open call for artists, choreographers, dancers, and filmmakers working in the genre of dance for the screen.
The deadline for the proposals is February 15, 2013.
The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is dedicated to work which explores the integration of technology, media and the performing arts. Through the DANCE MOViES Commission, EMPAC aims to support and encourage the development of the genre of dance film and video in the Americas.
You can find more information about previous commissioned projects and EMPAC at empac.rpi.edu/events/2013/spring/dmc. To read more on the background and context of the DANCE MOViES Commissions, please visit the EMPAC website. For more information about the application process, please download the PROGRAM GUIDELINES PDF (online).
To apply go to: applications.empac.rpi.edu/postings/dance_movies_commission_2013
Type of Work Supported
The EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission supports the creation of new works for the screen which vary widely in content and form, yet are united by the fact that the image on the screen was crafted by, or in collaboration with, a choreographer or movement-based artist. The works supported combine the possibilities and range of the moving image in all its technological facets with the physicality and movement-based modes of dance. Examples of works supported by the commission may include films that are narrative-driven, using the conventions of filmic story-telling; some may be abstract works which explore the inherent sympathies between the time-based, visual aspects of both dance and film; some may not even feature “dance” as is generally defined, but contain a powerful sense of how movement unfurls in time and how we create meaning from the dance of images; some may take advantage of tools such as computer processing, motion capture, simulation, animation, and image processing.
more info here: empac.rpi.edu/events/2013/spring/dmc