Workshop Presentation: March 28, 2011 | Kayen Arbor, Art Building, University of Texas at Austin
September 23-24, 2011 | Visual Arts Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Using collaborative ensemble work to create dramatic movement based on poetry by Austin-based poet Kimberly Alidio, Before This Was Texas explored bodies crossing borders and our relationship to this land called Central Texas.
The workshop production utilized the move-like effect of performing inside with an outside audience, and was presented as part of the Engaging Research component of the University Co-Op Cohen New Works Festival. The full presentation at the Visual Arts Center was designed site-specifically to interact with the exhibits on view at the Visual Arts Center, and was a roving performance. It drew inspiration from the Queer States exhibition.
March: (Workshop Presentation)
Performers: kt shorb, Saray Rosales, Krysta Gonzales, and Carole Metellus; Poetry by Kimberly Alidio; Lights/Sound: Margaux Binder; House Manager/Publicity: Kelly Marshall
Performers: kt shorb, Saray Rosales, and Krysta Gonzales; Poetry by Kimberly Alidio; Additional text by kt shorb, Saray Rosales, and Krysta Gonzales; Stage Manager: Margaux Binder; Crew: Sara Smith
This project was funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division