Friday, March 6 - 14, 2015
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
$15.00 - $25.00
Presented by the Department of Theatre & Dance
Dance Repertory Theatre presents
Artistic Directors Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Yacov Sharir
“Dance Repertory Theatre…guided its audiences to heaven.” – The Austin Chronicle
Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Yacov Sharir, The University of Texas at Austin’s award-winning dance company Dance Repertory Theatre is going “downtown” this season, presenting experimental, contemporary works inspired by New York City’s “downtown dance” scene.
“The works of this concert run the gamut in terms of movement – pedestrian, idiosyncratic, neo-classical, virtual and virtuosic. As an expressive art form, dance has always been a means to record history, shape culture, cultivate imagination, and harness individual and social transformation,” shares Co-Artistic Director Charles O. Anderson. “It is not only a means to generate awareness or to celebrate classist notions of ‘beauty’ or to entertain; it can also be a catalyst to engage community members to take action around a social issue.”
Highlights include Kate Watson-Wallace’s Wildness: a requiem for Jamaal Muhammad, a reflection on the murder of a young African American man. Sidra Bell’s schematic focuses on pure movement, showcasing the dancers’ exploration of self from the inside out. And University of Texas at Austin Professor Yacov Sharir’s AdMortuos examines virtual environments, cyberspace and computerized choreography. In addition, the talents of Dance Repertory Theatre ensemble members shine in new works by University of Texas at Austin students Jun Shen, Jessica Gray and Kelsey Oliver.
Individual tickets are now available for MOVE!. We are pleased provide discount ticketing for groups of 15 or greater, including classes. To learn more about group benefits, please contact us at 512.471.0648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar. 6, 7, 12-14 at 7:30pm
Mar. 8 at 2:00pm
On Saturday, March 7, the Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present a free performance of MOVE! at 2:00 pm in conjunction with Explore UT. Learn more about Explore UT, the biggest open house in Texas.
Dance Decoded, special pre-performance discussions, will be held on Friday, March 6 and Thursday, March 12 in conjunction with the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production MOVE! Led by Co-Artistic Director Charles O. Anderson, Dance Decoded begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.
Guests are invited to join the choreographers and cast for a post-performance discussion following performances on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7.
Moving Stories: Prelude
AdMortuos by Yacov Sharir in collaboration with the dancers
Paix by Kelsey Oliver
Moving Stories II: Five by Jessica Gray
schematic by Sidra Bell in collaboration with the dancers
Independence Day by Jun Shen
Moving Stories III: Turning the Page
Wildness: A Requiem for J.M. by Kate Watson-Wallace
About MOVE! Guest Choreographers
Sidra Bell is the artistic director of Sidra Bell Dance New York and a master lecturer at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia). Her critically acclaimed company and choreography has been seen throughout the United States and internationally in Denmark, France, Austria, Turkey, Germany, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil and Greece. She was awarded a 1st Prize for Choreography for “Grief Point.” at the 15th Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany (2011) and the Patricia Kerr Ross Award for Choreography from New York Foundation for the Arts (2005).
“Bell has a lot working in her favor: powerful, daredevil dancers and an almost garish imagination capable of dreaming up surreal scenarios… a slick intensity dominates her onstage worlds.” – The New York Times
Kate Watson-Wallace is a choreographer and visual artist. She co-directs anonymous bodies with Jaamil Kosoko. They have shown work at venues nationally, including: The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop, Dance Place, ODC Dance, Velocity Dance, Movement Research at Judson Church, and Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Watson-Wallace has received numerous awards for her choreography including: a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two Map Fund Grants and a Doris Duke Exploration grant through Creative Capital.
“Watson-Wallace has a gift for making pockets of space fill infinite… wild imagination ruled.” – The New York Times
The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees – this does include the ADA on Robert Dedman Drive. Patrons to the Texas Performing Arts complex are encouraged to park in university parking garages or LBJ surface lots. A discounted parking rate of $6 can be purchased on-line at: https://utcofaparking.clickandpark.com/venue. The discounted parking is only available online until 10pm, the day prior to an event. Please read signs carefully.
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