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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:

  • Untitled by Courtney Mazeika and Hallie Ward
  • Human Propulsion by Erica Saucedo and Stacy Skolnik
  • Fissured by Tawny Garcia and Victoria Mora
  • Stuck (working title) by Audrey Halm
  • The Air We Breathe by Lily Amelie Hayes and Avery Hurst
  • Oddworlds by Lucy Kerr
  • Lost in Translation by Kate Kislingbury and Yvonne Ferrufino
  • Ice Formations by Kassie Kelly and Chelsea Pribble
  • Colliders by Mackenzie Taylor
  • The Song of Ourselves by Kelsey Rondeau

Patrons may purchase parking in advance at a discounted rate for $6 for Ears, Eyes + Feet online at 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.

Light | Night the bike light dance project was a success!

The performances’ prologue featured fantastic baton twirlers and a delightful unicycler. This trio eased the audience into their journey through a colorful transformation of visibility. Between hypnotizing hula hoopers, magical ensembles, a poetic interlude, live drums deepening the beat of the music, and a powerful climax, the performance left the audience with a seemingly organic awareness of the voice of lights at night, especially on bikes. As the audience dispersed, those who biked road away with a new glow of their new free bike light. 

Thanks to all who joined us Saturday evening!

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A one night only performance!

Join us for LIGHT | NIGHT  the bike light dance project on November 3!

During the performance, lights will illuminate the movement of dancers, and as day turns to night, those dancers will only be visible by the lights on their bodies—a poetic reminder to the campus community of the importance of being lit at night.

As part of the event, 270 bike lights will be distributed free of charge to students, faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Austin with a valid ID as part of the UT Safe Cycling Campaign.

When: Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The LBJ Library Plaza

More information: 512-471-5793 or

In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be rescheduled for Sunday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. (notice the time change due to the end of Daylight Saving Time).

Photo: Sandy Carson, The University of Texas at Austin

Let this gallery tame your curiosity for the one night only performance of Light|Night the bike light dance project!

If you missed the previous sneak peak, check it out now.

When: Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The LBJ Library Plaza

More information: 512-471-5793 or

Photo: Sandy Carson, The University of Texas at Austin

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

The performance is approximately one hour. It is recommended for ages 6 and greater.

For more information, call 512-471-5793.