Hillsborough Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Series presents Ghost Factory performed by Bridgman|Packer Dance on October 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the HCC Ybor City Mainstage Theatre.
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.
In conjunction with the stage performance, Places with Hidden Stories, an accompanying audio/visual installation, will be on display in Gallery114@HCC Ybor City Campus from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. during showings. The installation further brings alive the stories of residents of Johnson City as well as those of Ybor City’s cigar industry. Parallels will be drawn between the histories and cultures of these two historic manufacturing towns. The installation and the stage work reveal how architecture can hold a town’s human stories hidden within its walls.
Choreography and performance is by the award-winning duo Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer. The creative team also includes Peter Bobrow, Filmmaker; Frank DenDanto III, Lighting Designer, and Ansel Bobrow, Composer/Sound Designer.
ABOUT BRIDGMAN|PACKER DANCE
Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, Artistic Directors of Bridgman|Packer Dance, are Guggenheim Fellows and 2017 NY Dance and Performance Award recipients (The Bessies). Their collaborative work focuses on integrating live performance and video technology in order to blur the line between image and reality, explore identity, and reveal multiple layers of consciousness. They are also recipients of four National Performance Network Creation Fund Awards and numerous grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (2007- 2021), National Dance Project, New York State Council for the Arts, and New York Foundation for the Arts.
In New York City they have been presented by Lincoln Center, City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, Central Park Summerstage, The Sheen Center, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Bridgman|Packer Dance has toured throughout the United States performing at festivals and art centers, including Spoleto Festival USA, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Florida Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Dance St. Louis, and Philadelphia’s Annenberg Center.
They have appeared abroad in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Central America in festivals including Munich International Dance Festival, Festival Internacional de Artes Escenicas (Panama), Kintetsu Theater (Osaka, Japan), Festival Internacional Chihuahua (Mexico), The Beirut Spring Festival (Lebanon), Highfest International Performing Arts Festival (Yerevan, Armenia), and Tancforum (Budapest). Instagram: @bridgmanpackerdance | www.bridgmanpacker.org
TICKETING: General admission is $20 and HCC students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with a valid ID. The box office opens one hour prior to the performance. Advance tickets can be purchased at hccfl.edu/dance.