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Radioactive Practice

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Texas Premiere
Named one of the ‘Best Dance Performances’ of 2022 by the New York Times. Award-winning choreographer Abby Zbikowski and crew have created a genre-bending work that brings together a mosaic group of dancers to redefine purpose for themselves as they labor their way through complex, demanding, and often perplexing physicality to confront expectations and dive into the unknown head on. Utilizing their skills through practices in different movement traditions including hip-hop, post-modern dance, contemporary African forms, tap, swimming, soccer, and martial arts, the cast draws from an arsenal of physical possibility to shatter assumptions of established forms and test the group’s own physical and mental limits. Working with Senegalese dance artist Momar Ndiaye, Radioactive Practice embodies the state of contemporary living, full of cultural collisions, unlikely relationships, misunderstandings, a desire for logic, and the instinct to survive.

Fusebox Festival Artist Talk
Invisible Borders: Conversation about border and body politics in the work of artists Tania El Khoury and Abby Z
Moderated by Sanchita Sharma
Location: Origin Studio House | 2925 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702
April 13, 2024 12:30 pm
Reserve a spot for free.

Join us for a post-performance discussion
Immediately following the Fri, Apr 12 & Sat, Apr 13 performances
Audience members are invited to stay for a talkback with members of the company
Friday's discussion is moderated by Leah Cox, Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Texas at Austin
For Fri, Apr 12 & Sat, Apr 13 Ticket-holders Only

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Presented with Fusebox


Phillip Auth Endowed Dance Fund for Texas Performing Arts

Media Sponsor: KUT-FM // KUTX-FM // Austin Chronicle

Full commitment and full presence—at full throttle—are key elements throughout. The group burns through kilocalories, channeling incredible energy and strength.

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