An Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of Deborah Hay

No Time to Fly

Wed, April 7, 2010 | The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theater

7:00 PM

An Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of Deborah Hay

Performance of No Time to Fly

April 7,  2010


Deborah Hay, a seminal figure in American modern 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.



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