TRUCK, Unique Dance/Video Production, comes to the Southern Tier

Bridgman|Packer Dance, internationally renowned for their work merging video projection with dance movement, will bring TRUCK to the Southern Tier, making two stops- Johnson City, NY on Wed. July 25 and Corning, NY on Fri. July 27, 2018. These performances are presented by the American Dance Asylum in partnership with the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage (Johnson City, NY) and in partnership with the Rockwell Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate (Corning, NY).

Lois Welk, Coordinator of the project remarked, “Bridgman|Packer Dance has spent the better part of four decades refining their craft and the results are always surprising and evocative.  They are masters at integrating live performance with video projection.”

TRUCK is performed inside a customized panel truck, with the audience looking into the truck from a designated seating area. Each performance is approximately 20 minutes and will be repeated three times nightly. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Tickets are required.

Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, Artistic Directors of Bridgman|Packer Dance, have collaborated as performers and choreographers since 1978. Their innovative work developing "Video Partnering" — the integration of live performance and video technology — has been acclaimed for its highly visual and visceral alchemy of the live and the virtual. They are recipients of a 2017 New York Dance and Performance Award (The Bessies) for Outstanding Production for Voyeur at The Sheen Center.

The 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to Bridgman and Packer was the first in the history of the Guggenheim Foundation to be given to two individuals for their collaborative work. Bridgman and Packer are recipients of ten grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (2007-2017) and grants from New England Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, National Dance Project, USArtists International, Performing Americas Project, and La Red. 

In describing their work in 2016, the Huffington Post wrote: "The​ ​world of wonder that these two generated felt like a painting awakening to devour reality.”

Bridgman|Packer Dance in TRUCK

Johnson City, NY
Wed. July 25, 2018

Performances: 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Before, after and between performances, the public will be invited to experience an interactive video environment.
Free admission, limited seating, ticket required.
All ages welcome, recommended: 7yrs+
Location: Schorr Firehouse Stage, 46-48 Willow Street, Johnson City, NY
ph: 607-772-2404

Corning, NY
Fri. July 27, 2018

Performances: 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
In conjunction with Corning’s Urban Art Crawl and with additional support from The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and The Rockwell Museum.
Free admission, limited seating, ticket required.
All ages welcome, recommended: 7yrs+
Location: Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
ph: 607-937-5386

This project is supported by the New York State DanceForce - a NYSCA partner - and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through Mid Atlantic Tours. Support for Mid Atlantic Tours is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support provided by the Delaware Division of the Arts.

American Dance Asylum

Myrna Packer in TRUCK. Photo: A. Bridgman