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    Performa/Dance presents PIVOT // August 16th, 7:30pm // August 17th, 4:30pm & 7:30pm

    AustinVentures StudioTheater at Ballet Austin (501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Alexa Capareda's CAUTERY
    special guest Christian Warner's WHITE HOT ROOM
    featuring Jennifer Hart's FINDING ALICE (IN WONDERLAND)

    In its 10th season, Performa/Dance presents a stacked quadruple bill: the world premiere of FINDING ALICE (IN WONDERLAND), a whimsical, meta take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, rising NYC-based choreographer Christian Warner’s WHITE HOT ROOM, and new works by award-winning Austin favorites BLiPSWiTCH and Alexa Capareda.

    Performa/Dance Artistic Director Jennifer Hart’s FINDING ALICE (IN WONDERLAND) takes a meta view of the creative process, using Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the ultimate classic on the power of imagination, to explore identity and meaning in artmaking. To develop the work, Hart has paired with costume designer and experimental artmaker Kelsey Oliver, using music by Yann Tiersen as well as new compositions by Austin-based multi-media composer Ritika Bhattacharjee.

    Drawing inspiration from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, NYC-based rising choreographer Christian Warner’s WHITE HOT ROOM captures a man’s self-reflection on events of loss, the violence of consciousness, recovery, and reframing narratives of long held trauma.

    In BLiPSWiTCH’s HYPERBATON, super-power dancers arrange, rearrange, repeat, reverse, and reinsert movement for emphasis, heightened by a dynamically sweeping composition from musicians Michael Brown and Brett Marcom. Austin dance favorite Alexa Capareda’s pas de deux CAUTERY depicts the visceral urge to remove, burn off, or destroy undesired parts of oneself, representing the human struggle to be free of that which causes pain.

    PIVOT will be held at Ballet Austin’s downtown AustinVentures StudioTheater, August 16th at 7:30pm, and August 17th at 4:30pm and 7:30pm. The performance runs 75 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission. This production is supported in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.

    ASL-interpreted performance Saturday, August 17 @ 4:30pm.

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