Parade: Musical Procession

Parade: Musical Procession

Prospect Park to EMPAC

April 21, 2013 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Ensembles include Ensemble Congeros, Union College Taiko Drum Ensemble, Williams College Percussion Ensemble, Troy High School Drum Core, Troy Samba Group, Bennington College Percussion Ensemble, Woodstock Day School Guinean Drummers.

This performance is one of several events included in Sensing Environments - an Earth Week Festival at Rensselaer. During the week leading up to Earth Day 2013, Rensselaer will host a festival that celebrates Sensing Environments - the ways scholars in different fields have created ways to understand, inhabit, and protect environmental sustainability. Performances, workshops, lectures, and exhibits will showcase how artists, scientists, engineers and humanities scholars have worked - often collaboratively - to help people experience their environments, their significance, and the challenge of protecting them.

Presentations will highlight how scholars have engaged their audiences - including students – through music, film, ethnography, built projects, data visualization and modeling, working to enhance their sense of the environment. Presentations will also explore how environments that animate sensory engagement with nature and sustainability can be created – in classrooms, public spaces, and arenas of governance.

The sponsors of the festival include The Bank of America, Rensselaer's Office of the President, the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts, and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

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