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Meet the cast of In the Heights

Remaining performances:
Apr. 18-19 at 8pm
Apr. 19 at 2pm

This four-time Tony Award-winning  musical shows life in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York amongst the tight-knit community of Dominican-American residents.
Get an inside look at the rehearsal process and hear from multiple members of the production team in this exclusive video
Direction by Jerry Ruiz Ÿ- Choreography by Maria Antonieta (Toni) Bravo - Costume Design by Chin-Hua Yeh - Scenic Design by William Anderson - Project Design by Ryan Belock - Technical Direction by W. Scott Bussey - Lighting Design by Rachel Alulis - Stage Management by Victoria Solorio - Dramaturgy by Madilynn Garcia and Joshua Streeter 

Buy your tickets today online or by phone at 512-477-6060.

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Texas Theatre and Dance presents
Musical Theatre Performance Ensemble Showcase 2014

May 1, 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Winship Studio 2.180, F. Loren Winship Drama Building
300 E. 23rd Street, Austin, Texas 78712

Tickets: Free Admission
Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today by emailing charlottecampbell@utexas.edu

About Showcase 2014
Directed by Broadway veteran Danny Herman, Showcase 2014 features the talents of Texas Theatre and Dance undergraduate students Mallory Ayliffe, Allie Donnelly, Mandy Foster, J. Quinton Johnson, Devin Medley, Chris Montalvo and Lilly Stafford. The performance includes excerpts of original Broadway hits, and includes a sneak peek of Theatre and Dance’s next season’s musical smash.

Direction and Choreography by Danny Herman
Music Direction by Lyn Koenning
Assistant Direction and Choreography by Natasha Davison

Parking Information
The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees.

Attendees may purchase parking in advance at a discounted rate for $3 for the performance online at https://utcofaparking.clickandpark.com/venue. Once online, select “Winship Studio” for venue and then select the performance date. The discounted parking is only available online until 10:00 p.m. the day prior to the event.

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For more information, contact Theatre and Dance at 512-471-5793 or theatreanddance@utexas.edu.

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The Department of Theatre and Dance presents Ears, Eyes + Feet, collaborative works by composers, choreographers and video artists from The University of Texas at Austin.

May 2, 3 at 8:00 p.m.

B. Iden Payne Theatre, F. Loren Winship Drama Building
300 E. 23rd Street, Austin, Texas 78712

The performances are free and open to the public.

About Ears, Eyes + Feet
This annual performance of collaborative invention and experimentation showcases the talents of students and faculty from the Butler School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance. Works include new choreography by Amber Wall, Kassie Kelly, Mackenzie Taylor, Morganne Mazeika, Stacy Skolnik, Sunny Shen and Hillary Richerson.

Special Offering for May 2!
Come early and enjoy a double-feature of talent! Patrons are invited to attend the Musical Theatre Performance Ensemble Showcase at 6:30 p.m. on May 2 prior to Ears, Eyes + Feet at 8:00 p.m. Two FREE shows -  One Night Only!

Parking Information
The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees.

Attendees may purchase parking in advance at a discounted rate for $3 for the reception online at https://utcofaparking.clickandpark.com/venue. The discounted parking is only available online until 10:00 p.m. the day prior to the event.

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For more information about Ears, Eyes + Feet, call 512-471-5793 or email theatreanddance@utexas.edu.

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April 12 - 13, 2014
F. Loren Winship Drama Building

The Latin@ Performance Symposium engages University of Texas at Austin students and the community in dialogue around issues of Latino/a performance and ethics of identity and representation. Activities include scholarly discussions, panels and workshops with professional performance companies, staged readings, talkbacks, and opportunities to create bonds with UT Austin and greater Austin performance community. A detailed itinerary follows. All events, with the exception of the performance of In the Heights and the April 12 dinner, are free to attendees.

Ticketing
Register today to save your seat! A limited number of rush tickets will be available for each event at the venue. Reserved seats may be released five minutes prior to the event. We encourage you to arrive early.

For more information, please contact email theatreanddance@utexas.edu or call (512) 471-5793.

Schedule of Events:

APRIL 12

10:00-10:45 a.m. — Opening Ceremony
Keynote address by Dr. Tiffany Ana López, Professor in the Department of Theatre at University of California Riverside
Location: B. Iden Payne Theatre

11:00-11:45 a.m. — The Peculiar History of Latina/o Casting in U.S. Popular Performance
A talk about the long history of how Latina/o actors and Latina/o characters have been cast in U.S. popular performance led by Dr. Brian Herrera, Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
Location: B. Iden Payne Theatre

12:00-12:45 p.m. — Lunch and Dialogue
A reflection on the prior talks through facilitated questions. Pizza provided.
Location: Winship Atrium

1:00-2:45 p.m. — AND THE EARTH DID NOT DEVOUR HIM: A New Play Reading
A staged reading of a new play by Dr. Tiffany Ana López, directed and performed by a collaboration of University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas-Pan American students.
Location: Lab Theatre

3:00-3:45 p.m. — Teatro Vivo, ALTA Teatro, Aztlan Dance Company, and Texans United for Families
A panel discussion with local Latin@ theatre, dance, and performance artists. Artists will discuss their organizations’ work, history, experiences, and goals for the future.
Location: Lab Theatre

4:00-4:45 p.m. — Workshops with Local Performance Companies
Participate in a hands-on workshop with an Austin-based performance company. Choose from a workshop by Teatro Vivo, ALTA Teatro, Aztlan Dance Company, or artists from Texans United for Families.
Location: Winship Classrooms. Seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged.

5:00-5:45 p.m. — Workshops with Local Performance Companies
Participate in a hands-on workshop with an Austin-based performance company. Choose from a workshop by Teatro Vivo, ALTA Teatro, Aztlan Dance Company, or artists from Texans United for Families.
Location: Winship Classrooms. Seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged.

6:00-7:30 p.m. — Dish ‘n Dish
Sign-up with a facilitator to walk to a local eatery and discuss various topics from the day’s discussion with Latin@ theatre and performance over dinner. Attendees will pay for their own meal.

8:00-10:30 p.m. — IN THE HEIGHTS
The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents In the Heights directed by Jerry Ruiz, guest artist from New York City. A short conversation with the production dramaturgs will follow the performance.

Visit Texas Performing Arts for tickets. Attendees will purchase their own tickets.
Location: B. Iden Payne Theatre


APRIL 13

10:00-10:45 a.m. — Contemporary Latin@ Theatre in the United States
A panel discussion with US-based Latin@ theatre practitioners, scholars, and educators that focuses on their experiences with contemporary Latin@ performance.
Location: Winship Atrium

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Comida & Dialogue
An open dialogue with guest artists, students, and faculty members about identity, cultural representation, and casting in Latin@ theatre and Latin@s in US theatre as a whole. This includes a discussion around Latin@s in higher education. Breakfast provided.
Location: Winship Atrium

12:15-1:00 p.m. — BETWEEN BROTHER AND SISTER: A New Play Reading
A new play reading of Between Brother and Sister, written by Brian Oglesby, M.F.A. playwriting candidate from the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin.
Location: Lab Theatre

1:15-2:00 p.m. — Remarks, Reflections y Recuerdos
Closing remarks by Dr. Brian Herrera.
Location: Winship Atrium

2:00-3:00 p.m. — Snacks & Dialogue
A dialogue that synthesizes the lessons and experiences from this symposium to create future action. Snacks provided.
Location: Winship Atrium

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 nobel@utexas.edu.

Champagne Reception
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
7:30 p.m.
F. Loren Winship Drama Building
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Performance of Kinesthetic Imperative
8:00 p.m.
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.

Learn more about the performance and buy your tickets today!

"Beach Birds" by Merce Cunningham
Photo: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin

Diavolo Dance Theatre’s newest work Fluid Infinities features the Department of Theatre and Dance’s alumna Chelsea Pierce (BFA 2012). Chelsea began dancing for Diavolo Dance Theatre, a modern acrobatic dance company based out of Los Angeles, immediately following her graduation. Since joining the company, Chelsea has been rehearsing and performing non-stop all over the world with the company. Chelsea shared with us that “the mental and physical drive and strength it takes to do this work has shaped [her] into a true professional artist.” In February, Diavolo Dance Theatre will start their spring tour in Australia and end it at the Movimentos Festival in Germany. 

Check out Chelsea in this Fluid Infinitives video. Chelsea is the first dancer to enter, and for the remainder of the first segment, she remains far stage right.

A sneak peek of FALL FOR DANCE
Opening November 15th at the B. Iden Payne Theatre

Hear from artistic director David Justin, choreographer Stacy Skolnik and see moments from the rehearsal process!

About the Dance Concert
Fall For Dance, a collection of works by nationally acclaimed choreographers Mark Morris, David Justin, Holly Williams, and Yoav Kaddar, runs 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.

PROGRAM

Dance Repertory Theatre presents Fall For Dance
Artistic Directors: David Justin and Holly Williams
 
Raw
Choreography by Yoav Kaddar
 
Unspeakable Truths
Choreography by Stacy Skolnik
 
Orchid (premiere)
Choreography by Holly Williams
 
Quiver
Choreography by David Justin
 
Grand Duo
By Mark Morris

Performance Information:
November 15, 21-23 at 8:00 p.m. and November 17, 23-24 at 2:00 p.m. at the B. Iden Payne Theatre (300 E. 23rd St.), located in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building on the UT campus.

Buy your tickets today online or by phone at 512-477-6060.

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Photos: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin

Program Area: Performance as Public Practice

  • Rebecca Rossen completed a draft of her manuscript, Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance, and sent all 400 pages of it to her publisher, Oxford University Press.
  • She was awarded a SRA grant to revise the manuscript over the summer, and looks forward to entering the final phase of the publishing process in the fall!
  • In addition, she delivered a paper at The Congress on Research in Dance and will speak at Performance Studies International this summer.

Learn more about Rebecca Rossen.

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Program Area: Dance

  • Charles O. Anderson was selected as one of four U.S. choreographers/dance educators to teach and present work in Beijing and Shanghai, China through a Cultural Exchange Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
  • He was also invited onto the faculty of the American Dance Festival at Duke University this Summer and selected as Guest Artist in Residence at Temple University to present his newest work with his company, dance theatre X, entitled Restless Natives.
  • A preview of Restless Natives will be presented by Texas Performing Arts in September 2013. Fusebox Festival will produce the world premiere in 2014.

Learn more about Charles O. Anderson on our website!

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In June, Kassandra Patterson (BA 2010) graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a MFA in Production Design. Prior to her graduation, Kassandra worked as a scenic artist for the themed entertainment fabrication company Themeworks. While at Themeworks, she worked on projects for Sea World, Disney, Ripley’s, and the Navy Museum in Washington, D.C.

She currently works for the design and development department of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Although a designer now, Kassandra spent most of her time at the UT Department of Theatre and Dance studying dance. She credits Texas Performing Arts Teaching Artist Karen Maness for helping guide her career path.

Photo: Kaiti Patterson Photography