Conceived and directed by Charles O. Anderson
Presented in partnership with Texas Performing Arts and Fusebox Festival
(Re)current Unrest is an immersive performance installation ‘ritual’ built on the sonic foundation of Steve Reich’s three earliest works: It’s Gonna Rain (parts 1 and 2), Come Out and Pendulum. This work, originally performed live as part of the Texas Theatre and Dance 2020/2021 Season in October 2020, returns to the screen for a limited time. Available on-demand November 22-23, (Re)current Unrest utilizes movement, media and powerful imagery to meditate on the “American Dream” and Black nihilism, borne of the current racially charged moment.
An investigation of legacy, authorship and the history of Black art and protest through the lens of the erasure of the Africanist presence in Reich’s compositions, (Re)current Unrest explores the kinesthetic state of unrest - the condition of unease, discontent and social disturbance. This physical state of agitation represents “staying woke.” To stay woke refers to an intangible level of awareness about community issues and social justice.
Contains mature content, themes, language and imagery that some might find disturbing. Suitable for audiences 17+.
Runtime is approximately one hour with no intermission.
November 22-23, 2020
- IN PROCESS: Charles O. Anderson on (Re)Staging (Re)Current Unrest - Fusebox Festival
- For His Dance (Re)current Unrest, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving - Austin Chronicle
- (Re)current Unrest challenges viewers to stay woke - San Marcos Daily Record
Titles, dates, artists and venues are subject to change.