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Annual Dance Concert "Fall For Dance" Returns to the B. Iden Payne Theatre

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents Fall For Dance, a collection of works by nationally acclaimed choreographers Mark Morris, David Justin, Holly Williams, and Yoav Kaddar, November 15-24 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre.
Performed by the award-winning student dance company Dance Repertory Theatre, Fall For Dance highlights include Mark Morris' masterpiece Grand Duo. Proclaimed “one of the greatest living choreographers” by The New Yorker, Morris has had a profound impact on the dance world ever since he burst onto the scene in 1980, and continues to create important new works with a singular ability to combine beautiful music, graceful movement, and delicious wit. Grand Duo, created in 1993, is a celebration of complex rhythms and dark, tribal mysteries performed to music by American composer Lou Harrison.

“A tribal celebration danced around a metaphorical campfire. Dancers threw their fists in the air, pounded their feet in unison, sat cross-legged in a circle and shook their heads at the gods. Those who doubt that dance can be intoxicatingly thrilling should see it.” - The Seattle Times on Mark Morris’ Grand Duo

Other work includes the premiere of Holly Williams’ Orchid, bringing South Sea tropical breezes and waterfalls to the stage with music by Hawaiian chanteur Israel ("Izzy”) Kamakawiwo'ole. Co-artistic director of Dance Repertory Theatre and University of Texas at Austin professor, Williams performed as a professional dancer with Laura Dean, José Limón, and Mark Morris.
Raw, created in 2005 by Yoav Kaddar, incorporates imagery of wild animal physicality and wide-open spaces in a dance that is communal, pulsing, and ritualistic. The director of the dance program at West Virginia University’s School of Theatre & Dance, Kaddar has been a member of José Limón Dance Company and Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Choreographer and UT bachelor of fine arts student Stacy Skolnik investigates intimate experiences best told through gesture and dynamic movement in her work Unspeakable Truths.
David Justin’s Quiver, recently performed at Dance Gallery Festival in New York, delves into the mythology of Eros (Cupid) and presents a glimpse of the nature of humanity in relation to love. Justin is an associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as the co-artistic director of Dance Repertory Theatre. He is a former principal dancer for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Boston Ballet.

Dance Repertory Theatre presents Fall For Dance
Artistic Directors: David Justin and Holly Williams
Choreography by Yoav Kaddar
Unspeakable Truths
Choreography by Stacy Skolnik
Orchid (premiere)
Choreography by Holly Williams
Choreography by David Justin
Grand Duo
By Mark Morris
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November 15-24, 2013 – The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents Fall For Dance at the B. Iden Payne Theatre (300 E. 23rd Street). A map of the campus:

Performance times are November 15, 21-23 at 8:00 p.m. and November 17, 23-24 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets ($25 adults, $20 UT faculty & staff, $15 student) are now on sale at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.


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