Celebrate the opening performance of Dance Repertory Theatre’s Kinesthetic Imperative, Thursday, March 6.
Join Department of Theatre and Dance Chair Brant Pope and dance faculty for a special pre-show champagne reception, followed by a discussion with artistic directors David Justin and Yacov Sharir and the evening’s performance of Kinesthetic Imperative.
Space for the champagne reception is limited. RSVP by March 5 to Nick Nobel at (512) 232-5337 or email@example.com.
6:30 p.m. Drinks and Light Food
F. Loren Winship Drama Building Atrium
Kinesthetic Imperative Decoded
A pre-performance discussion with artistic directors David Justin and Yacov Sharir
F. Loren Winship Drama Building
B. Iden Payne Theatre
Performance of Kinesthetic Imperative
F. Loren Winship Drama Building
B. Iden Payne Theatre
Performance Tickets for Kinesthetic Imperative
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. Tickets are also available at the F. Loren Winship Drama Building Box Office beginning at 7:00 p.m. Sales at the Winship Box Office are cash or check only.
About Kinesthetic Imperative
The spring concert is a showcase of unique and compelling dance works created by nationally renowned choreographers, including Merce Cunningham, a leader of American avant-garde dance.
With a name inspired by Shirlee Dodge, UT’s first dance professor, Kinesthetic Imperative emphasizes the past, present, and future of dance. Featuring work from well-known choreographers, Beach Birds by Merce Cunningham and Clear the Air by Millicent Johnnie; along with UT student choreographers Erica Saucedo with White Noise (RGB) and Kelsey Oliver’s The Great Green Greazy Limpopo River; and dance faculty member David Justin’s mesmerizing piece Quiver returns to the stage.
"Beach Birds" by Merce Cunningham
Photo: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin
Written and directed by Kerry O’Quinn, DRAGWORMS, a zombies-on-Harleys adventure, will be filmed next year with Skywalker Sound and Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin. Prior to his role of director, Kerry built a publishing and production business in New York, creating the magazines Starlog, Fangoria, Cinemagic, Future Life and Comics Scene. His is the recipient of the Saturn Service Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and films.
To learn more about Kerry and his many achievements, before and after attending the university, visit his website.
Simon Jon Provan, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Wisconsin Lutheran College, has been named the Head of the Performance Studies area. For WLC’s spring season, Simon will direct the Wisconsin premiere of In Spite of Thunder: The Macbeth Project, written by Jim Hancock and UT Department of Theatre and Dance’s Professor Emeritus Suzan L. Zeder. To learn more about the production, visit WLC’s website.
Aside from his recent appointment, Simon has had a very successful year on the stage. He played the role of “Donald” in Milwaukee’s In Tandem Theatre’s production of Apartment 3. The production was very well received. In a review by Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel, the writer noted that Simon’s ”performance ooze[d] decency and integrity. To read the complete review, click here.
To learn more about Simon and his projects, visit his faculty page for Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Enhanced Reading of
Or, “The One with the Dogs”
Written by Briandaniel Oglesby
Directed by Jeremy Lee Cudd
March 1 at 2:00 p.m.
March 8 at 11:00 a.m.
The presentation of Or, “The One with the Dogs” is FREE. Tickets will be distributed beginning one hour prior to curtain at the Lab Theatre Box Office.
This play contains mature content.
About the play
In a crappy house surrounded by a dead walnut orchard, brothers Boomer and Dirt struggle with each other, with themselves, and with their dog-breeding business. As their prized pregnant pooch swells, they seem on the way to strike it big. Their dreams are disrupted when Boomer brings home Marisol, who should be a one-night stand, and Dirt finds a boy who will never grow up.
Visual Narrative by William Anderson
Text Narrative by David Turkel
Directed by Jess Hutchinson
March 1 at 11:00 a.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
The presentation of 'ratio is FREE. Tickets will be distributed beginning one hour prior to curtain at the Lab Theatre Box Office.
In the weeks following Hamlet’s death, Horatio navigates a harrowing regime change at Elsinore under the rule of bloody-minded prince Fortinbras.
A collaboration by playwright David Turkel and designer William Anderson, ‘ratio is an art-script that intertwines visual and textual narratives. Equal ‘authors’ to the work, Anderson and Turkel have developed the work over the course of a year, workshopping ‘ratio with Dan Rothenberg, Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA) and now with UTNT director Jess Hutchinson.
Visual by William Anderson; Text by David Turkel
UTNT patrons will experience a first draft of the physical and media texts of 'ratio. In collaboration with media designer Daniel Berkowitz, the creative team and cast explore a variety of possible shapes that a physical embodiment of the art script could take. Rather than a traditional reading or a definitive staging of the piece, the creative team will present snippets of possible performance texts that will cover the entirely of the extant art script in order.