Here’s what’s going on in the near and not-so-near future.
Tremble Staves : October 13, 2023 (Austin, TX)
Tremble Staves is a collaboration between The Living Earth Show (guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson) with 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning Navajo composer Raven Chacon. Deemed “outstanding” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “transcendent” (Charleston City Paper) this challenging site-specific work is a wordless water opera synthesizing mixed media installation, manipulation of natural light and sound, and theatrical performance commenting on the urgent but approaching crisis of water shortage.
Why do we eat what we eat? Where does it come from? Do we need what we eat? Do we eat what we need? What does it really cost? An intimate dinner party performance of smell, taste, and touch, FOOD by Geoff Sobelle offers a meditation on the ways and whys of eating.
The next edition of the Fusebox Festival will take place April 8-14, 2024. The festival will feature local, national, and international artists performing in a variety of theaters, galleries, and sites around Austin.
Cultural Exchange Rate : April 10-14, 2024 (Austin, TX)
Cultural Exchange Rate is an interactive live art project in which artist Tania El Khoury shares her family memoirs of life in a border village between Lebanon and Syria. One marked by war survival, valueless currency collection, brief migration to Mexico, and a river that disregards the colonial and national borders.
An immersive documentary and profound sensory experience from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground) that explores the elemental phenomenon of sound. The film weaves thirty-two specific audio recordings into a cinematic meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us.
Radioactive Practice : April 12-14, 2023 (Austin, TX)
Award-winning choreographer Abby Zbikowski and crew have created a genre-bending work that brings together a mosaic group of dancers to redefine purpose for themselves as they labor their way through complex, demanding, and often perplexing physicality to confront expectations and dive into the unknown head on.
The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body : April 12-14 (Austin, TX)
As an artist in residency, Lisa B. Thompson will develop her latest project The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body—a meditation on the experience of aging as a Black woman in the U.S. Part performance art, health fair, and group research project, this piece explores Black women’s health disparities and the toll that reality takes on the psyche.