Artistic Directors Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Yacov Sharir
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
March 6, 7, 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
"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 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 J.M., a reflection on the murder of a young African American man; Sidra Bell's schematic which 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 Department of Theatre and Dance students Jun Shen, Jessica Gray and Kelsey Oliver.
MOVE! contains mature content. It is suitable for ages 13 and greater.
Moving Stories: Prelude by ensemble
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 by ensemble
Wildness: A Requiem for J.M. by Kate Watson-Wallace