Stations & Truck - Response Festival Performances

STATIONS  - Response Festival Performance

A multimedia installation for Silo City designed by Torn Space Theater

Written by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola

Dates: August 10-12, 17-19, 2018

  • Doors at 7:30pm, Performance at 8:00pm
  • VIP Experience: 7:00pm

Location: Silo City, 20 Childs St. Buffalo, NY 14201

Tickets: $25 Gen / $75 VIP

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Torn Space Theater returns to the scenic setting of Buffalo’s Silo City, this year exploring a whole new section of the industrial complex. Collaborating with local and international artists, technicians, and performers, STATIONS will swathe audiences in sound, light, and projection design to create a visceral and otherworldly experience.

The piece will feature a collaboration with Berlin-based lighting designer Olivier Pasquet, an internationally active lighting, sound and projection-mapping artist whose work has appeared at the Centre Pompidou, Hong Kong HSBC Center, and the Theatre National de Reims. More information about Olivier Pasquet and his ongoing work can be found at his website: Torn Space continues to bring in top contemporary artists from around the world to collaborate and share their work with the Western New York audience. STATIONS will also feature work by NYC-based sound designer Avi Amon, and gong percussionist Liz Holland, among others.

The pre-show VIP experience for STATIONS will feature a serene boat ride on the canal surrounding the scenic grain silos, accompanied by an original soundtrack composed by Torn Space sound designers. This unique perspective of the historic industrial site will provide a fitting prelude to the night’s meditative performance with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.


TRUCK - Response Festival Performance

A mobile dance piece devised by Bridgman│Packer Dance.


  • Sat. 8/18 - The Courtyard at the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle: 612 Fillmore Ave. Buffalo, NY 14212
  • 8:30pm and 9:30pm
  • Sun. 8/19 - Canalside
  • 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm

Tickets: FREE, but reservations encouraged for Saturday performances

Performed inside of a 17-ft box truck, Bridgman|Packer Dance's TRUCK brings performance to unusual locations. Through their signature integration of live dance performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a re-imagined space, a micro-world of magical visions and transformation. With constant shifts of context and scale, startling imagery emerges; a house of a thousand rooms, an aquarium, and a leafy hideaway come alive.

Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, collaborators in choreography and performance and Co-Artistic Directors of Bridgman|Packer Dance, are known for their work integrating live performance and video technology.  They were awarded a 2017 New York and Performance Award for Outstanding Production (The Bessies).  In New York City they have been presented by Lincoln Center, City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts), Central Park Summerstage, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and The Sheen Center. The Village Voice named them “Best of 2016.”

Running Dates:
8/10/2018 - 8/19/2018

Torn Space Theater