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.
This event is now ‘sold out’. For more information, email email@example.com
Families are invited to experience “a day in the life” of their theatre or dance student during The University of Texas at Austin’s annual Family Weekend.
Join us in the Winship Atrium, the students’ favorite gathering space, and
WHEN: Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM
WHERE: Winship Drama Building Atrium, 300 East 23rd St., Austin, Texas 78712
R.S.V.P.: Please email your acceptance to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the number of family members attending
Parking is available at the San Jacinto Garage, located at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and 24th Street.
See a Department of Theatre and Dance Performance following the reception!
THE CATARACT, by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright and alumna Lisa D’Amour, takes the B. Iden Payne stage at 2:00 p.m. Set in Minneapolis in 1883, this poetic drama explores one week in the lives of Cyrus and Lottie Finch, a stalwart couple who take in two vagabond lovers from the South. The unlikely pairs’ intersection unearths their deep-seated desires – ones which they fight to keep buried.
Discount tickets are available for Family Weekend participants. Additional performance and ticket information will be provided in response to your RSVP for the October 27 events.
Learn more about The Cataract at jointhedrama.org
Faculty members Katie Dawson and David Justin have been named the recipients of the 2012 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Awards.
An alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, Katie Dawson (M.F.A. ’06) is recognized as an innovator in the classroom. Her areas of research include community-engaged outreach programs, arts integration, youth theatre, museum theatre, drama-in-education, theatre-in-education, and teaching artist praxis. A perpetual educator, Dawson’s work extends beyond the university and into classrooms throughout Texas to the far northwest of Alaska.
She serves as the director of Drama for Schools, the department’s professional development program that trains educators and students in drama-based instruction. A growing field, Dawson and her students’ work is in demand with educators, businesses and administrators.
As the head of the B.F.A. Dance program, David Justin is integral to the development of the highest quality of professional training for the department’s dance students. An experienced teacher of technique, choreography, and dance production, Justin provides learning opportunities in and out of the studio. Recently, he invited students to perform alongside his dance company, American Repertory Ensemble, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.
Justin serves as the co-artistic director of the department’s dance ensemble, Dance Repertory Theatre. His work Oblivion’s Ink, premiered in the spring’s smash hit Catalyst, received critical praise and was nominated for a 2012 Austin Critics’ Table Award. Dance Repertory Theatre presented Oblivion’s Ink in May at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the National College Dance Festival.
The Department of Theatre and Dance celebrates Katie Dawson and David Justin and their work.