Building on the success of its last performance, and its two Austin Critics’ Table awards, Performa/Dance, a project-based company founded by Jennifer Hart and Edward Carr is pleased to present its second show, 4X3: Four Works by Three Choreographers, June 10 and 11, 8pm, at Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheatre. Along with its Artistic Director Jennifer Hart, Performa/Dance is fulfilling its mission, inviting two guest artists for the show, one local ARCOS, based in Austin and Nic Lincoln. from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This season, Artistic Director Jennifer Hart will present two new works: Spaces, and Camille: A Story of Art and Love. The first, Spaces, is an abstract, highly physical work, that investigates the delicate actions of call and response in forming and building friendships, and in the process cultivating an architecture of togetherness, with music by Nils Frahm. Hart will also premiere a thirty-minute work of dance-theater, Camille: A Story of Art and Love based on the turbulent and passionate life and love of artist Camille Claudel, with music by Franz Schubert.
Performa/Dance is also pleased to present Hoaxers by ARCOS. ARCOS has performed at many festivals nationally and internationally, including the Edinburgh Fringe, where it was awarded “Spirit of the Fringe.” ARCOS has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rea Charitable Trust, Donors Trust, Hatchfund, and New Mexico Arts.
Hoaxers, Choreographed by Erica Gionfriddo and Curtis Uhlemann, with media design by Eliot Gray Fisher and featuring original music by Fisher and Brandon Guerra, integrates diverse technologies to explore the increasingly blurred line between physical and virtual existence.
Performa/Dance is also pleased to share the stage with Nic Lincoln, an award winning solo artist who’s worked with companies nationwide, including Dayton Ballet, Cleveland-San Jose, James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis, as well as working as a guest artist for companies based in California and NYC. He has been named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, and has been awarded the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship for Dancers.
For Performa/Dance he will be reprising his award-winning work, Glitter Garden, by NYC-based choreographer Larry Keigwin. “Glitter Garden,” an abstract work that takes its cues from contemporary art and culture, is a movement essay about nurturing your authentic being and having the strength to cultivate one’s own uniqueness, what Keigwin calls a personal garden that sparkles. Music is by Jonathon Melville Pratt.