Allison Wardwell (BFA 2010) is pursuing a Master of Dance Education with a focus in Ballet Pedagogy at NYU. She holds an AFAA Group Fitness Certification and teaches at the Body & Pole in New York.
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 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
B. Iden Payne Theatre
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:
Patrons may purchase parking in advance at a discounted rate for $6 for Ears, Eyes + Feet online at utparking.clickandpark.com/venues. The discounted parking is only available online until 10:00 p.m. the day prior to the event.
For more information about Ears, Eyes + Feet, call 512-471-5793.
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YaliniDream (formerly Yalini Thambynayagam) (BA 2000) is a 2013 artist in residence at University of Michigan’s Center for World Performance Studies. One of the South Asian diaspora’s most prominent performance poets, she has toured nationally at hundreds of venues throughout the U.S. as well as Europe and South Asia. Her work has been performed at theater venues such as NYC’s Lincoln Center and New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop), Manchester’s Contact Theater, Houston’s Diverse Works, Chicago’s Vittum Theater; poetry venues such as NYC’s Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Minneapolis’s The Loft, London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern, and universities such as Yale (USA), University of Manchester (UK), Loyola College (India), and University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka).
YaliniDream was a 2006 Mid-Atlantic Artists in Community Fellow at the Asian Arts Initiative, a panelist for the Leeway Foundation’s 2007 Transformation Awards, a 2008 Urban Arts Initiative Fellow and a 2010 recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Travel and Study Award in Literature.
She has facilitated workshops for war-affected communities in Sri Lankan refugee camps in Tamil Nadu, India as well as war-affected communities in Mannar, Vavuniya and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. In addition, she has worked with survivors of violence from multiple communities including Cambodian-American and communities of African descent in the United States.
Alumnus Scott Marlowe stars as “Frankie” in the new film Test by Chris Mason Johnson. Test is the poignant, powerful story set in the San Francisco modern dance scene of 1985, in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
Marlowe is the Artistic Associate of San Francisco based LEVYdance and has been creating and performing with the company since 2005. He began his dance training at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from The University of Texas at Austin. Test is his first feature film project.
RAY ELIOT SCHWARTZ (MFA 2006) is the coordinator of the dance program at the University of Americas Puebla. He recently participated as a guest teacher and judge on the Mexican reality show Ópera Prima, produced by Mexican National Public television Canal 22. He presented a class that explored the qualities of dance combined with the qualities of live music, as executed by a trio of musicians on piano, upright bass, and percussion.
And Then Came Tango
An interactive play for young audiences
Written by Emily Freeman
Directed by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
November 30 at 7:00 p.m.
December 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
December 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
The performances are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Free tickets will be issued from the Box Office table, located in the Winship Building Atrium beginning one hour prior to curtain. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to collect their tickets and ensure seat availability.
About the play
Lily invites you on a journey to the zoo!
Join Lily as she shares the heartwarming story of two male penguins, Roy and Silo, who are eager to become parents. Roy and Silo have formed a pair bond, built a nest and are waiting for the arrival of their baby fledgling. Become a part of their story and learn about love, patience, and standing up for your beliefs!
And Then Came Tango was first produced in the 2011 Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op, and received an received honorable mention in The Austin Chronicle’s “Top Ten of 2011”.
Learn more about the making of this play and access activities for young patrons at utexastya.org.
The performance is approximately one hour. It is recommended for ages 6 and greater.
For more information, call 512-471-5793.