Tbxs [ Activist Edition ] Mother's Day Showing And Q&A

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Tbxs [ Activist Edition ] Mother's Day Showing And Q&A
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Tbxs [ Activist Edition ] Mother's Day Showing And Q&A says
An evening of FREE dance in the east Austin community

Dedicated to our mothers, and the dance mother of so many international artists, Austin's own Deborah Hay

In collaboration with:
The University of Texas Department of Dance
Tapestry Dance Company
The Fusebox Festival
Jesse Zaritt

Sunday, May 10th // 6:30pm-7:30pm
George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

// TBXS [ Activist Edition ] //
Come enjoy dance, community, and the freedom to ask questions that push our boundaries as artists and people. This workshop will investigate relationships between activism, performance and choreography, addressing the following questions: How does dance matter now? What constitutes an activist gesture? In what ways is art making already a form of activism? Our studio work will draw on established models that bring together performance and social change such as Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed. The focus, however, will be on developing/co-creating new ways to connect choreography, performance and activism. Together we will re-imagine ways in which concerns for justice/social change can be integrated into our choreographic projects.

// BIO //
Zaritt graduated M.F.A. from Hollins University and serves on staff at the American Dance Festival. He has taught internationally and performed extensively with Shen Wei Dance Arts, Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, Deborah Hay, Neta Yerushalmy, and Faye Driscoll at the Fusebox Festival among others.
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