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An Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of Deborah Hay

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies presents Deborah Hay, April 7-8th 2010. (Details available on our Events page.)

Posted: March 28, 2010
An Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of Deborah Hay

An Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of Deborah Hay

An Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of Deborah Hay

Performance and Symposium

April 7 & 8, 2010

 

Deborah Hay, a seminal figure in American contemporary dance since her participation in the Judson Dance Theater in the 1960’s, is a noted choreographer and performer whose iconic works have been written about in dance history books, magazines and online media.  This performance and symposium is sponsored by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies, College of Fine Arts, Department of Theater and Dance, and UT’s Performance as Public Practice.

 No Time To Fly is a 50-minute solo dance choreographed and performed by Deborah Hay. It is choreographed to provide clear and comprehensive instances of non-linear reality for the performer and the audience alike. As in other Hay dances, No Time To Fly attempts to truly admit and celebrate the ephemeral nature of dance by learning to notice, and consciously embody, time passing.

 Hay returns to a solo performance after a few years of exclusive commitment to ensemble pieces for established dancer/choreographers, whose experimental nature has created a high demand among producers and festival presenters. Responding to an invitation in early 2009 by Juliette Mapp, who is acting as guest curator at Dancespace Project for March 2010, Hay began to work on the choreography and practice of No Time To Fly. An integral element of the solo will be the role of Jennifer Tipton, who will create the lighting. Her work has been pivotal to Hay’s aesthetic vision in several pieces of the last decade.

No Time To Fly is commissioned by Danspace Project and will premiere March 25 – 27, 2010 at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. April 7 it will be performed as part of a 2-day symposium of Deborah Hay’s work, presented by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas in Austin. April 23 it will be presented at the Springdance Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands.

 

 

Performance – April 7, 2010

7:00 PM            No Time To Fly performed by Deborah Hay

The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Rollins Studio Theatre

Due to the overwhelming response, all seats for the performance have been reserved.

Reservations are not required for the symposium.

 

 

The creation of No Time To Fly was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2009-10 Commissioning Initiative, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

 

Symposium – April 8, 2010

The Blanton Museum of Art
Edgar A. Smith Building
Blanton Auditorium
The University of Texas at Austin

 

Panels begin at 10:00 AM           

 

Agenda for Symposium (Capitol Room):

10:00-11:30             - Consciousness/Body/Practice

Chair Susan Heinzelman (UT Austin)

Tere O’Connor (choreographer/dancer/teacher)

Karen Schaffman (choreographer/dance scholar/ teacher)

Christopher House (Choreographer/dancer/artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre)

 

Lunch Break

 

1:15-2:45 - Politics/Counterculture/Community

Chair Charlotte Canning (UT Austin)

Bill Bissell (Director, Dance Advance, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage)

Gabriel Smeets (Artistic director of the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Danielle Goldman (Scholar/teacher)

 

3:00-4:30 - Aesthetics/Art/History

Chair Rebecca Rossen, (UT Austin)

Selma Odom (Historian/teacher)

Ann Daly (Scholar, Author)

Nina Martin (Choreographer, Dancer, Scholar)

 

5:30 -6:30 - Keynote Address - Blanton Auditorium

Dr. Susan Foster, Scholar, Choreographer, Dancer, UCLA

 

7:00-8:30  - Reception - Mezzanine

 

Symposium Coordinator, Rino Pizzi

 

Both the performance and the Symposium are offered to the general public and are free of charge. However

due to the overwhelming response, all seats for the performance have been reserved.

Reservations are not required for the symposium.


For additional information, contact Nancy Ewert at 512-471-5680 or newert@mail.utexas.edu


Co-Sponsors:
Office of Graduate Studies, College of Fine Arts, Department of Theater and Dance, Performance as Public Practice, and the Blanton Museum of Art.

 

Read more about Deborah Hay in this Art Forum magazine article by Ursula Eagly. 

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