Cyberarts schedule of dance events
"Ideas in Motion" dance performances
Troika Ranch & Mei-Be Whatever Troika Ranch's ''16 [R]evolutions'' combines dance, theater, and interactively generated video imagery in a work about evolution, while Mei-Be Whatever's ''Wear & Tear'' looks at the body as a machine using multiple wireless video cameras and microphones. Dance Theatre at Boston University, 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-524-8495. 8 p.m., 7 p.m. April 24. $20, $16 students.
''Materializing the Ephemeral: A Lecture-Performance on the Technological Art of Louie Fuller'' Fuller created multimedia dance spectacles in the early 1900s that incorporated fabric, motion, color, and light. Jody Sperling of TimeLapseDance will follow the lecture with an original work that pays tribute to Fuller. The Dance Theatre at Boston University, 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 617-524-8495. 2 p.m. Free.
Fico Balet and Kinodance Company Fico Balet's ''Confi-dance'' explores the idea of sharing secrets with a genre-bending performance that mixes dance, hip-hop, and dramatic lighting, while Kinodance Company's ''Secret Streams'' blends dance with film projections, light, and sound. Green Street Studios, 185 Green St., Cambridge. 617-524-8495. 8 p.m. Repeats Sat 8 p.m. $15, $12 students.
''Crows Nest/Solitary Geography'' This is a re-creation of the historical performance installation, by Judson Dance Theatre's Elaine Summers, that mixed dance and film and was first performed in 1979 at the Guggenheim Museum. The 18-minute performance, featuring local dancers performing an improvisatory dance score in a sculptural installation with video/film projections, will be offered several times in the evening. A talk by Summers follows at 8:30 p.m. Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., Boston. 617-524-8495. Reception at 5 p.m. Performances at 6, 6:30, 7 & 8 p.m. Free.
LOSTWAX ''Rest/Less: An Evening of Interactive Multimedia Dance Theatre'' This dramatic dance work incorporates video and a spoken-word soundtrack and was created by Jamie Jewett of the Providence-based LOSTWAX dance company. Green Street Studios, 185 Green St., Cambridge. 617-864-3191. 8 p.m. Reservations required. $15, $12 students. Repeats May 7.
Other highlights from the Cyberarts Festival
Boston Cyberarts Festival 2005 opening night party Hobnob with participating artists, sponsors, and patrons of the arts. Hotel @ MIT, 20 Sidney St., Cambridge. 617-524-8495 for tickets. 6 p.m. $75.
CyberArtCentral in Central Square The festival headquarters offers an overview exhibition of all the events being offered, presented through an interactive guide. There's also a featured exhibition, ''Shadow Play,'' by San Francisco-based media artist Scott Snibbe. Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge. 617-498-0100. Free. Tues-Sun, noon-6 p.m. Through May 8.
''Knock-Knock'' This playful look at contemporary communications networks uses cardboard boxes and copper wire, which allows tapped messages to travel short distances. Vertex Building, 675 West Kendall St., Cambridge, and Genzyme Building, 500 Kendall St., Cambridge. 617-524-8495. Free. Daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Through May 8. Opening reception at the Vertex Building April 22 at 6 p.m.
''Sonic Circuits XII International Electronic Music Festival: From Freex to Geex'' The intersection between technology and sound features electronic music compositions by Berklee faculty, students, and alumni. Berklee College of Music, Fenway Recital Hall, 22 Fenway Road, Boston. 617-338-4392. 7:30 p.m. Free.
''(HiPArt), Art Projects From Around the Grid'' These 3D animated virtual spaces were created by collaborating designers, painters, and musicians. Opening reception at Boston University, Sherman Gallery, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave., 2d floor, Boston. 617-353-7800. 5:30 p.m. Exhibition on view April 30-May 1, and May 7-8, 1-4 p.m., at BU's SCV Computer Graphics Lab, 111 Cummington St., No..203, Boston. 617-353-7800. Free.
''Geometries of Power: Online Multi-User Event between Boston and Munich'' Viewers observe the simultaneous online interactions of multiple people in a work that examines our perceptions of power and control. The project was developed during a workshop at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St., Boston. 617-262-6050. 2 p.m. Free.