·light· referred to in the title of this dance
piece by performers Wally Cardona & Rahel Vonmoss doesn·t
reference the subject matter. A Light Conversation is
a reflection on ·life being lived: choice, commitment,
pleasure, sacrifice, boredom, aesthetics vs. ethics, the
uncertainty of the future, and love·first love, erotic
love, marital love, mature love, and friendship.·
That, friends, is the artistic equivalent of big-game hunting.
·light· refers to, well, light, as in the
opposite of dark: ·The dancers [will] inhabit a shifting
environment of darkness and light . . . and the audience,
seated on three sides of the stage, [will share] this intimate
landscape.· And they dance to a kind of music·the
music of human conversation, as recorded for a radio discussion
program by the BBC.
Village Voice raved about this piece, deeming it ·mysteriously
stirring· and praising its adult nature·adult,
that is, as defined in terms of maturity and thoughtfulness.
Cardona & Rahel Vonmoss will perform A Light Conversation tomorrow
(Friday, Sept. 17) and Saturday (Sept. 18) at 8 PM in EMPAC·s
Studio 2 (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy). Tickets
are $15. For more info, visit empac.rpi.edu or call the
box office at 276-3921.
19th marks the final day of the Eat Local Challenge, a three-week-long
celebration of local food spearheaded by food co-ops nationwide.
Here in our neck of the woods, the folks at the Honest Weight
Food Coop encouraged participants to pledge at least a portion
of their diet to the local farmscape. And just in case you
needed more proof that eating local can be as delicious,
economical and fun as it is good for your health and community,
the challenge concludes this weekend with Honest Weight·s
second annual Local Harvest Festival in Washington Park.
farmers, restaurateurs and artisans will converge lakeside
to celebrate and share the region·s bounty. There
will be farm animals and fun for the whole family, plus,
a locally-grown music lineup as palate-pleasing as the edible
beancakes, herbs, butters, sauces, sausages, cheese, ice
cream, Matthew Carefully, Ashley Pond, Ben Karis-Nix, Eric
Margan and more. It·s a veritable smorgasbord of
the very best tastes and talents the area has to offer.
So dig in!
2nd Annual Harvest Festival kicks off at 1 PM at the Washington
Park Lakehouse (Washington Park, Albany) and the festivities
continue until 6 PM. Admission to the whole shebang is free·but
be sure to bring some cash so you can indulge in the local
delicacies. For more info, including a complete list of
vendors, visit flipoverthe518.com.
pick of destiny has been passed. Kyle never exactly quit
the band, but while Jack Black is busy doing voice acting
for Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom (really), the other
half of the greatest comedy music duo since the Captain
and Tennille·Tenacious D·has gone solo.
Trainwreck, Kyle Gass· ·cornucopia of rock
. . . five-headed hydra of pleasure,· Gass goes by
the name of Klip Calhoun, a blueblooded, ferret-breeding,
flute-a-phone playing, Appalachian guitar picker. And the
rest of Trainwreck·s résumé is equally
storied, equally fake, equally ass-kicking. Lead vocalist
Darryl Lee Donald is a licensed beautician who ·refuses
to cut any style above the lower neckline,· and guitarist
John Bartholomew Shredman got his start as the number-one
acrylic-wall-paint namer in the biz.
the band plays a guitar-heavy brand of Southern rock celebrating
beer-pong brodeos, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and getting laid
in a Camaro Z28.
will play Jillian·s (59 N. Pearl St., Albany) on
Saturday (Sept. 18). Tickets are $15. Call 432-1997 for