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...
Abby Z and the New Utility
Presented in partnership with Texas Performing Arts
Named one of the ‘Best Dance Performances’ of 2022 by the New York Times. 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. Utilizing their skills through practices in different movement traditions including hip-hop, post-modern dance, contemporary African forms, tap, swimming, soccer, and martial arts, the cast draws from an arsenal of physical possibility to shatter assumptions of established forms and test the group’s own physical and mental limits. Working with Senegalese dance artist Momar Ndiaye, Radioactive Practice embodies the state of contemporary living, full of cultural collisions, unlikely relationships, misunderstandings, a desire for logic, and the instinct to survive.
“Radioactive Practice braids emotional toughness with unrelenting physicality, which transports dancers from the floor to the air. As a result, something else emerges: a bold new energy that speaks to survival and purpose as dancers strive to move beyond physical and mental limitations.” – The New York Times
B. Iden Payne Theatre
300 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712
Part of Fusebox Festival 2024
April 12 7:30pm, April 13 7:30pm, April 14 2:00pm
Tickets will go on sale in March 2024