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    AUSTIN, TEXAS – October 2023 – at the Ground Floor Theatre, 20+ artists will come together for a lively event guaranteed to surprise and delight Austin audiences. Dance Carousel – 40 dances in 40 minutes – is being re-introduced into the dance community after an 11-year hiatus.

    Two different programs, Carousel A on Wednesday, October 18th and Friday, October 20th and Carousel B on Thursday, October 19th and Saturday, October 21st will each showcase the work of ten different choreographers. Each choreographer will create 4 one-minute dances that will be shown in a round, amounting to 40 minutes of dance.

    Named Best Original Dance Event by the Austin Chronicle and beloved by the Austin dance community for more than a decade, Dance Carousel will blend established and emerging Austin creators for a revitalized iteration where creativity flourishes and nearly anything can happen within a minute. The Austin Chronicle proclaimed in 2006 that Dance Carousel is “one of the most pleasurable, thought-provoking, eclectic hours you will ever spend in a theatre” and that “Ellen Bartel’s idea of having 10 choreographers create four dances each and then present them in a kind of round is not just a neat, quirky idea, but a brilliantly entertaining one.”

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