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2019–20 ESSENTIAL SERIES

TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS

John Cameron Mitchell The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig FEB 7 | BASS CONCERT HALL

AXIS Dance Company FEB 15 | BASS CONCERT HALL

East Coast Chamber Orchestra FEB 19 | BATES RECITAL HALL


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John Cameron Mitchell

The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig “The Origin of Love is a brandnew revelation, and John Cameron Mitchell is as relevant today as he has been for more than 20 years.” —Broadway World Australia

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Prop Shop Word Search

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NASA-inspired Bella Gaia explores planet with music, dance A review of Bella Gaia

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AXIS Dance Company

“Fearless and contemporary, and inventive and reinvigorated. AXIS is breaking artistic ground.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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“These youthful players are helping form classical music’s future.” —The Washington Post

Hook ’em Arts: A Student Voice

Creating a Monster (Habitat)

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East Coast Chamber Orchestra

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Welcome to Texas Performing Arts! We’re so glad you’re here! We are proud to present Austin’s most diverse and prestigious live performance experience. In addition to hosting our Essential Series, Texas Performing Arts is home to concerts, comedy shows, and Broadway In Austin. Every year, we are proud to work with artists from all over the world to share the performing arts experience with guests of all ages and backgrounds. Please speak to the nearest usher or visit Guest Services should you need assistance. Thank you for joining us for this performance. Have a wonderful evening!

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2019–20 Essential Series Artist: Bella Gaia

NASA-inspired Bella Gaia explores planet with music, dance The multimedia show was inspired by astronauts who saw the Earth from space. Evan Thompson | January 10, 2019 HeraldNet.com Photo by Nao Suzuki

Earth looks a lot like a living organism from outer space. Political and cultural differences give way to forests, seas, and mountains. The interconnection of all things — especially humanity’s relationship with nature — returns to focus. This feeling, referred to as the “overview effect,” is a phenomenon experienced by astronauts who have made the International Space Station their home 254 miles above Earth. Kenji Williams, a filmmaker, violinist, and composer from New York, learned about the effect when he met astronaut Edward Michael “Mike” Fincke in 2005. Up until 2015, Fincke held the American record for texasperformingarts.org

“Bella Gaia,” which translates to “Beautiful Earth,” presents the Earth as a multifaceted yet cohesive organism. most days in space (381.6). (Scott Kelly holds the record at 520 days.) Williams, 44, whose career focus has been to create art for a greater purpose, spent the next few years figuring out how to replicate that feeling for those who can’t go into space. His efforts resulted in Bella Gaia, a show that blends world music and NASA images. What began as a solo production in 2009 has 5


since expanded into an award-winning multimedia experience. “I really wanted to create an experience that transformed people,” Williams said. “There needs to be a new emphasis and value in emotional connections to very abstract things, like climate change.” Bella Gaia, which translates to “Beautiful Earth,” presents the Earth as a multifaceted yet cohesive organism. It also shows how human activity has become the dominant influence on the environment. How does Williams do this? By turning the stage into a planetarium of sorts through sophisticated visualization software. Satellite data from major climate change crises and disasters both past and present — such as last summer’s devastating California wildfires, rising carbon emissions and melting ice caps — are mapped onto a spinning 3D globe and projected on screen behind the performers. These orbital views, which also include projections of ocean currents and air traffic flight paths, give the audience the perspective of an astronaut viewing the events from space. Williams said Bella Gaia is a bridge between art and science.

“Scientific visualizations suddenly become beautiful, intricate paintings,” Williams said. “Perhaps it is beautiful and disturbing. But it really does bring a new perspective that I think has been lacking in the climate change movement.” Williams pairs space images with ethereal violin melodies that he loops with electronica rhythms he co-composed with other artists. “It’s very emotionally moving in the way we present the information,” Williams said. “There is no narrator. It’s all music and visual communication. Just presenting data and statistics doesn’t change people’s minds. Ultimately, humans don’t act unless it affects us personally. Bella Gaia brings this home.”

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Hook ’em Arts: A Student Voice By Hayley Naples ’20

Hook 'em Arts is the student voice of Texas Performing Arts (TPA) and a social organization for students to explore their interest in the performing arts. With meetings once a week, students can enjoy unique experiences such as Broadway Karaoke, Trivia, and Painting with Bob Ross. These events help to increase student participation with the arts both on and off campus. For many students, the organization also provides opportunities to experience a dance, chamber music, or theatrical performance for the first time with a group of their peers. For others, it’s a group to make new friends and develop skill sets. “Hook 'em Arts allows like-minded people to come together and create a tightly-knit student community surrounding the arts,” said Becca Wrench ’20. “It is great to be able to have a place where

"It's great to be able to have a place where people from all different majors can be involved in the arts." —Becca Wrench '20 people from all different majors can be involved in the arts.” Additionally, HEA hosts professionals from the arts industry as guest speakers twice a semester to share their experiences. Previous speakers include Martha Redbone, Karen Maness, and Brooklyn Rider. HEA welcomes all students from dance to engineering majors to HEA meetings and events. Friendly organization members encourage their fellow students to attend events between their academic and work commitments.

Photo by Lawrence Peart

Interested in joining Hook ’em Arts?



Find us Mondays in Bass Concert Hall Level 6 The Loft from 5-6 pm Visit texasperformingarts.org/students for more information.

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Creating a Monster (Habitat)

By Hayley Naples ’20

Photo by Daniel Solano

Over 50,000 attendees stepped into a whimsical world of play as they entered into the Creek Monster’s Habitat! Texas Applied Arts students were hard at work last semester designing and constructing a monster habitat for Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s Creekshow. The 2019 Annual Creek Show showcased interactive light-based art installations along Waller Creek through downtown Austin. Through the show, the conservancy aims to teach Austinites to properly care for the city's green spaces as a collective community. Waterloo Greenway hopes to build parks that connect from Waterloo to Lady Bird Lake to encourage citizens to interact with our beautiful, diverse environment. Additionally, organizers hope to bring awareness to the importance of Waller Creek. With the support of the UT Green Fund Grant and the expertise of Texas Performing Arts staff and College of Fine Arts faculty, stu-

dents designed and created their own immersive installation to be featured at the event. The Texas Applied Arts Special Projects class was supported by industry professionals from Santa Fe Opera, Meow Wolf, New York Public Theatre, and Purdue University. They worked together (both in person and remotely) to complete their work on the Habitat in 10 short weeks for opening night in November. Students from a variety of academic programs including Engineering, Arts and Entertainment Technology, Radio Television & Film, Architecture, as well as Theatre & Dance, came together to bring this project to life. They also were able to problem solve alongside local professionals from organizations such as dwg landscape architects, sculptor Chris Levak, and UT Landscaping as they took their prototype to completion. Through The Creek Monster Habitat, students were able to apply lessons from their interdisciplinary classes to a real-world installation with active deadlines for an Austin-based client. This incredible team of students, professional staff, and facilities staff from Texas Performing Arts brought this creature to life.

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Student Spotlight At Texas Performing Arts, we are able to professionally involve students in every aspect of our organization. Having the opportunity to show, connect, and inspire our students to be the next generation of arts leaders is one of the most important things we do.

PROFILE NAME YEAR JOB MAJOR

Oscar Corpus Class of 2020 Ticketing Services Representative English Honors

By Hayley Naples ’20

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e met with Oscar Corpus to chat about the performing arts and his time as a valued student employee.

TPA has given me valuable tools, connections, and experiences that will come in handy after graduation. Being part of the TPA Ticket Office Team has helped me realize which careers I’m interested in pursuing, and it’s given me a glimpse of the type of work environment I would like to be a part of one day.

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YOU HAVE BEEN WITH TPA FOR OVER A YEAR. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?

My favorite part of working at TPA is the environment; I look forward to coming to work every day! I truly believe I've made my closest college friends working at the ticket office. I also love the diversity of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. I've made an abundance of memories and relationships that will last well beyond graduation.

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YOU’RE A SENIOR THIS YEAR! HOW DO YOU FEEL TPA HAS PREPARED YOU FOR POSTGRADUATION?


TICKET SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE IS A COMPLEX ROLE. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF YOUR ROLE AS TICKET SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE?

Because Bass Concert Hall hosts a wide variety of shows, from Broadway musicals to comedy shows, every event has different rules and requirements that must be enforced in order to provide the best experience to our patrons.

TPA HELPS OPEN A LOT OF DOORS FOR STUDENTS. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY WHILE WORKING FOR TPA?

Working for TPA has been an amazing learning experience. Not only have I gained valuable knowledge on diverse fields in the arts and entertainment but I was also able to incorporate my own strengths and passions. For example, I used my Spanishspeaking abilities in an ambitious project to translate important informational signs. I was even able to record announcements that play during shows. This project allowed me to act as a leader and provided opportunities for me to work with different communities and organizations.

TEXAS INNER CIRCLE Take your Texas Performing Arts experience to the next level by becoming a member of the Texas Inner Circle. Your membership supports our educational programs, the student employment program, and $10 tickets to students throughout Central Texas. Memberships start at just $150 for the year and, depending on contribution level, may include: • Free Parking • Behind-the-Scenes Tours • Access to our members-only Texas Inner Circle Lounge with pre-ordered drink service and express elevator To Join Call 512.232.8567 or visit texasperformingarts.org

“TPA has given me valuable tools, connections, and experiences that will come in handy after graduation.” —Oscar Corpus

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Feb 7, 2020

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John Cameron Mitchell The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig With Amber Martin Featuring the Songs of Hedwig by Stephen Trask

Photo by Michael Muser

Produced by ArKtype

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Written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask Performed by John Cameron Mitchell Additional Vocals by Amber Martin Musical Direction & Guitar by Justin Craig Drums by Peter Yanowitz Bass by Matt Duncan Makeup & Wigs by Mike Potter Costumes by Erik Bergrin Production Management & Lighting by Justin Partier Sound by Dylan Goodhue Video Design by Cho Su-hyun and Michael Zumbrun Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann

Exclusive John Cameron Mitchell & Hedwig gear available in the lobby and at johncameronmitchell.com

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WHO’S WHO John Cameron Mitchell directed, starred in, and wrote, with Stephen Trask, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), for which he won Best Director at the Sundance Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor. His recent Broadway production of Hedwig garnered him Tony Awards for his performance and for Best Revival. He won an Obie Award for Hedwig Off-Broadway as well as for starring in Larry Kramer’s The Destiny of Me. He directed Tennessee Williams’ Kingdom of Earth Off-Broadway with Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard. He directed the films Shortbus (2006), Rabbit Hole (2010), and How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018), both starring Nicole Kidman who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for the former. Recent television roles include Hulu’s Shrill, HBO’s Girls and Vinyl, CBS’s The Good Fight, and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. He stars in, wrote (with Bryan Weller), and directed the musical podcast series Anthem: Homunculus featuring Cynthia Erivo, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson, and Marion Cotillard, which is now playing on Luminary podcast platform. Stephen Trask first achieved wide acclaim as the co-creator/ composer/lyricist of the award-winning stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which was also developed into a feature film released by Fine Line Features and for which he won an Obie Award,

the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, and a 1998 New York Magazine Award. He also received Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Music, Lyrics, and New Musical, a Grammy nomination for Best Cast Album, two GLAMA Awards, and Entertainment Weekly’s Best Soundtrack Award for 2001. The Broadway production of the show won four Tony Awards in 2014 and the soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy. Since 2003, Trask has been scoring films at both the independent and studio levels for directors as diverse as Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, Miramax Films), Paul Weitz (In Good Company, American Dreamz, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Little Fockers, Universal Pictures), Todd Graff (Camp, IFC Productions/ Jersey Films/Killer Films), Tamara Jenkins, (The Savages, Fox Searchlight), Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women, Warner Brothers), Robert Benton (Feast of Love, MGM/Lakeshore), John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Fine Line), Sean Anders (Sex Drive, Summit Entertainment), Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Dreamworks/ Paramount), Alan Poul, (The Back-up Plan, CBS Films), Tom Vaughn (So Undercover, Exclusive Media), Rob Epstein, and Jeffrey Friedman (Lovelace). In addition to Hedwig, Trask’s work for the Broadway stage includes orchestrations for the recent production of Rocky, the musical based on the classic film. His latest show This Ain’t No Disco premiered at the Atlantic Theater last year. He is also at work on a new musical in

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collaboration with book writer Chris D’Arienzo (Rock of Ages) to bring the Martin Scorsese/New Regency film The King of Comedy to the stage. Known for his time fronting ’90s New York City punk band Cheater, Trask has also recorded and performed with artists such as Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Mould, Sleater-Kinney, and Yoko Ono. Amber Martin is a celebrated NYC vocalist, cabaret star, and comedic monologist. Named one of the Top Performers of the Year by The New Yorker, Martin brings a combination of cabaret, belting vocals, and no-holds-barred comedy to her live, raucous, genre-hopping musical performances. She previously made her Broadway debut in Tales of the City at The Music Box Theater. Some of her performances include appearing with Joan Rivers on Celebrity Apprentice and opening for Joan’s live NYC shows. You can hear her belting out featured vocals on The Scissor Sisters single, “Inevitable” (co-produced with Pharrell). She was a featured vocalist with comedian Sandra Bernhard at Town Hall in NYC and has twice been a featured guest on Sandra’s Sirius XM radio show, Sandyland. Martin has performed her own solo shows in NYC and New Orleans, as well as The TBA Festival, Treefort Festival, Outsider Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival in Italy, and has recurring NYC residencies at Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming, Joe’s Pub, and The Cutting Room. Amber continues to evolve as writer, curator, choreographer, and star of her own performances, The Days of My Lives &

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Three Women: Joplin, Midler & Nyro (Solo Artist Residency at Joe’s Pub, NYC), Hi! (Best Solo Performance Drammy Award), Wigshop, Stoned Soul: In Love with Laura Nyro (Residency at Feinstein’s/54 Below), and Janis: Undead (a continuing US/International tour). She is also touring her original album, A.M. Gold, including two songs featured in John Cameron Mitchell’s recent film, How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Justin Craig is a Grammy nominated record producer, composer, and NYC-based musical director (Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Broadway and first national tour). Coming up in pop/rock, he spent years writing, recording, and touring with artists and bands all over the world. After relocating to NYC in 2011, he began orchestrating and performing in musical theatre productions in addition to his studio work as a producer and musician. Additionally, he has worked in film as a composer, score mixer, and performing multi-instrumentalist (How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Nice Guys, Match, Admission, Lovelace, Little Fockers, and more). Peter Yanowitz is a songwriter, librettist, and performer living in New York City. He made his Broadway debut as Schlatko, the drummer in the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Yanowitz was the original drummer of the rock band The Wallflowers and was the drummer on Natalie Merchant’s first three solo records Tigerlily, Ophelia, and Live in Concert. Other artists he has recorded and

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performed with include Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg, and Wilco. With Stephen Trask, Yanowitz cowrote This Ain’t No Disco, a rock opera about Studio 54 and Mudd Club in 1979, which made its off-Broadway debut in the summer of 2018 at the Atlantic Theater. Yanowitz was also the bass player and main songwriter for the band Morningwood on Capitol records. Currently, Yanowitz plays in the band Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum with Matt Katz Bohen, and Michael C. Hall.

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Matt Duncan has worked as a professional musician for over a decade in various capacities, most often as a bass player and a singer/ songwriter/producer. He played

bass as Jacek in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and continued that role during the national tour that followed. Duncan’s solo albums are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of fans on streaming services every month, and he continues to play bass with major touring acts. Duncan got his start playing in punk, jazz, and folk bands in Lexington, Kentucky before moving to NYC in 2014 to join the Hedwig cast. Although he frequently moonlights as a saxophonist and keyboard player, his love for the interplay of rhythm and melody always brings him back to the bass, his true instrumental love. Duncan is currently working on a new solo album and an original musical, and

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is the orchestrator/arranger for the upcoming King of Comedy musical written by Stephen Trask and Chris D’Arienz. Erik Bergrin is a costume designer and fiber artist based in NYC. His work has been featured in galleries and museums such as Marlborough Contemporary, The State Historical Museum in Moscow, Envoy Enterprise Gallery, David Fierman Gallery, AC Institute, and The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. A banner of his work is also flying in the Garment District in NYC, HERE arts, and many more locations. He has designed costumes for shows such as John Cameron Mitchell’s Origin of Love tour, Goodbar, at the

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Public Theater, and for musicians such as Lady Gaga and Peaches. His costume designs have been featured in television shows such as America’s Next Top Model and Make Me A Supermodel, and highlighted in films such as Violet Tendencies. Erik’s creations have been in articles and publications such as Dazed and Confused, Zink, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Star, King Kong, Zoo, Dust, Bullett, ODDA, and many more. Dylan Goodhue is a front of house audio engineer and musician. He has worked with Grammy award-winning Roomful of Teeth, Grupo Fantasma, Bela Fleck, and Willie Nelson. He has mixed

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festivals including SXSW, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Calgary Stampede, Herzberg, and Luminato. A native of Toronto, Dylan is now living in Austin, Texas. There, he plays guitar in a hip-hop cover band called Classic Hiphop Live, operates a farm in his backyard, teaches live audio, does yoga, and loves his cat Leonardo Trouserpants III.

Michael Zumbrun is a concert production and lighting specialist. He is currently part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s performance arm, MetLiveArts. Other notable clients and venues include Webster Hall, Skrillex, Erykah Badu, Alva Noto, and John Varvatos. Michael lives and works in NYC. ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann is a management and production company specializing in new work development and touring. Over the past 15 years, ArKtype’s work has grown to encompass renowned artists from thirty different countries, multiple genres, as well as both commercial and non-profit

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Mike Potter was born and raised in rural Delaware. He began doing wigs and makeup at a young age. He gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Economics from the University of Delaware. He did the wigs and makeup for Hedwig with Trask and Mitchell at the Jane Street Theatre as well as the wigs and makeup for Hedwig the film, the Broadway run, and subsequent tour. He currently works in the fashion and film industries as a makeup

artist and is also a painter. Mike currently lives and works in New York City.

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“Pendleton and the entire company are notorious for creating complex, dizzying universes and inviting the audience to join their new realities. And one thing is for certain: Every ride is an incredible, unforgettable journey.” – Broadway World PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KUT-FM Photo by Aqua Flora

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support structures resulting in new work for a variety of spaces. His acclaimed work as producer has been seen worldwide, proudly beginning his work in the production, development, and touring of emerging ensembles. His work includes projects with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Brook, Victoria Thiérrée-Chaplin, Yael Farber, Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar, John Cameron Mitchell, Lisa Peterson, Kaneza Schaal, Peter Sellars, Tony Taccone, and Julie Taymor. Recent premieres include Bryce Dessner’s Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) performed at Bass Concert Hall in September 2019, Sam Green & Kronos Quartet’s A Thousand Thoughts, Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis’ Trigger, Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers’ CARTOGRAPHY, Big Dance Theater / Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Man in a Case, the US premiere of Nalaga’at DeafBlind Theater’s Not by Bread Alone, and Andrew Ondrejcak & Shara Worden’s You Us We All. Ongoing collaborations include Rude Mechs, 600 Highwaymen, Toshi Reagon, Ashley Fure, Sam Green, Scott Shepherd, Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen, Nora Chipaumire, Ifeoma Fafunwa/iOpeni, Adrien M. & Claire B., Lina Khatib & Tony Taccone, Big Dance Theater, and Compagnia T.P.O.

SPECIAL THANKS Bob Bursey, Cynthia Patterson, and the amazing team at Texas Performing Arts, Stephen Trask, Showtune Productions, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Patrick Herold, Brian Yim, David Binder, Mick Rock, Liz Vap, Matthew Placek, Chris Glass, Shanta Thake, Iyvon Idebiri, Patrick Herrold, Jeff & William Gridley, and Hansel. Originally presented by David M. Hawkins and Showtune Productions. Continued development by Brian Yim and Shownote Productions.

For further inquiries on The Origin of Love Tour, please contact: Thomas O. Kriegsmann, ArKtype tommy@arktype.org

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WIth Works by Robert Dekkers, Jennifer Archibald, and Artistic Director Marc Brew


PROGRAM Flutter Petrichor — the smell of earth after rain –Intermission– Radical Impact

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CHOREOGRAPHER BIOGRAPHY

FLUTTER (2019) Choreographer Robert Dekkers Rehearsal Director Sonsherée Giles Dancers AJ Guevara, JanpiStar, Yuko Monden Juma (Cast One) Bradford Chin, Yuko Monden Juma, DeMarco Sleeper (Cast Two) Music Clapping Music by Steve Reich Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: III. Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach Lighting Design Walter Holden Costume Design Christian Squires Wardrobe Assistant Marge Funabiki Photo by Connor Radnovich

Robert Dekkers is founder and Artistic Director of Post:Ballet. Collaborating with eclectic artists to present performances that are “anything but risk averse” (San Francisco Chronicle), Robert has created new works for Post together with artists in film, visual art, animation, architecture, sculpture, fashion design, and new music. Robert has received commissions from Kansas City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Smuin Ballet, sjDANCEco, San Jose State University, Southern Methodist University, and Quixotic Cirque Noveau, where he recently premiered an evening-length production of Firebird set to an orchestrated arrangement of music by Radiohead. For more information visit postballet.org

PROGRAM NOTES Flutter (2009) was Dekkers’ first work for Post:Ballet. The trio explores the balance between structure and freedom, between holding on and letting go, and between individuality and interconnectedness. Dekkers restaged the work on AXIS Dance Company in 2018 and is honored for the work to tour internationally at the Holland Dance Festival with Texas Performing Arts.

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PETRICHOR — THE SMELL OF EARTH AFTER RAIN (2019) Choreographer Jennifer Archibald Rehearsal Director Sonsherée Giles Dancers Bradford Chin, Sonsherée Giles, AJ Guevara, Yuko Monden Juma, DeMarco Sleeper, JanpiStar Music The Shaman’s Heart II by Byron Metcalf, Steve Roach In My Room by Fennesz Costume Design Julie Bell Lighting Design Walter Holden Photo by Ander J. Larsson

CHOREOGRAPHER BIOGRAPHY Jennifer Archibald is the founder and Artistic Director of the Arch Dance Company, Program Director of ArchCore40 dance intensives, and is an Alvin Ailey School and Maggie Flanigan Acting Conservatory graduate. She has choreographed for the Atlanta Ballet, Ailey II, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet Nashville, and Grand Rapids Ballet. Next season, she will create new works for Ballet West, Ballet Nashville, and Sacramento Ballet. She is a recipient of the Joffrey Ballet’s Academy of Dance Choreographic Winning Works award, and a Choreographic Fellow for Alvin Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab. Jennifer was a 2019 City University New York Dance Initiative recipient. She has worked commercially for Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, and MAC Cosmetics as well as chart-listed singers and actors. Archibald texasperformingarts.org

was the Movement Director for Michael Kahn’s Oresteia for DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company. She was recently appointed as the first female Resident Choreographer in Cincinnati Ballet’s 40-year history. She is a faculty member at Columbia University’s Barnard College and the Yale School of Drama. To learn more about Archibald, visit jenniferarchibald.com. 27


RADICAL IMPACT (2017) Concept & Direction Marc Brew Choreography devised by the dancers in collaboration with Marc Brew Dancers Bradford Chin, SonsherĂŠe Giles, AJ Guevara, Yuko Monden Juma, DeMarco Sleeper, JanpiStar Composer JooWan Kim of Ensemble Mik Nawooj String Quartet Clare Armenante (violin), Annamarie Arai (violin), Justine Preston (viola), James Jaffe (cello) Costume Design Susan Roemer, S-Curve Apparel & Design Lighting Design Allen Willner Photo by Maurice Ramirez

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER BIOGRAPHY Acclaimed International choreographer and AXIS Dance Company Artistic Director Marc Brew trained as a professional dancer at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School. He has been working in the UK and Internationally for over 20 years as a director, choreographer, dancer, teacher, and speaker, with the Australian Ballet Company, State Theatre Ballet Company of South Africa, Infinity Dance Theatre, Candoco Dance Company, and AXIS Dance Company. Marc was Associate Director with Scottish Dance Theatre, Associate Artistic Director with Ballet Cymru in Wales, and was Associate Artist at Tramway Theatre in Glasgow. Since 2008, Marc has been dedicating time to his own choreography with Marc Brew Company and his recent choreographic commissions include San Francisco Ballet School, Dancing Wheel Company, Scottish Ballet, Ballet Cymru (Wales), YDance (Scotland), AXIS Dance Company (USA), Candoco Dance Company (UK), Touch Compass (NZ), Amy Seiwert’s Imagery (USA), and Scottish Dance Theatre (Scotland). Marc was presented with a Centenary Medal for Outstanding Contribution as a dancer and choreographer. His work Remember When was nominated

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for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Performance (individual) and his recent solo work For Now, I am ... was listed in The Guardian’s Top 10 Dance Shows for 2016. For more information, visit marcbrew.com.

CHOREOGRAPHER PROGRAM NOTE

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Radical Impact was created in collaboration with Composer/ Pianist JooWan Kim, Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. I was very excited about us working together for the first time, challenging each other to go to unexplored territory in our practice, and how that would affect creating together. I wanted us to explore what it means to be human through music and movement, investigating themes around identity. The work draws on each dancer’s unique experiences, and how they identify in the world and connect with others—telling their stories through the medium of dance.

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AXIS DANCE COMPANY AXIS Dance Company’s artistry redefines dance and disability. Located in Oakland, California, AXIS has been accomplishing this for over three decades through three pillars of activity: Artistry, Advocacy, and Engagement. AXIS Dance Company is the nation’s most acclaimed ensembles of disabled and non-disabled performers. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, AXIS appointed internationally renowned choreographer Marc Brew as Artistic Director. Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Smith from 1997–2016, AXIS’ collaborators included: Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Ann Carlson, Joe Goode,

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Marc Brew, Meredith Monk and Joan Jeanrenaud. AXIS has toured to over 100 cities in the USA and Europe. The Company has received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and has appeared twice on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. AXIS hosted the first ever National and Regional Convenings on the Future of Physically Integrated Dance in 2016. AXIS provides unparalleled integrated dance education and outreach programs that engage people with and without disabilities to access dance opportunities. For more information, visit axisdance.org.

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Feb 19, 2020

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Rebecca Fischer Min-Young Kim Siwoo Kim Li-Mei Liang Kobi Malkin Susie Park Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu Sandy Yamamoto

Edwin Kaplan Ken Hamao Melissa Reardon

Gregory Beaver Michael Katz Mihai Marica

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) String Quartet Op. 95 "Serioso" (1810) (arr. for string orchestra) I. Allegro con brio II. Allegretto ma non troppo III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso – Trio IV. Larghetto espressivo – Allegretto agitato Clara Schumann/arr. M. Wiancko (1819-1896) / (b. 1976) A Love Suite I. Liebeszauber (Love’s Magic), Op. 13, no. 3 (1844) II. Liebst du um Schoenheit (If You Love for Beauty), Op. 12, no. 4 (1840) III. Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (He Came in Storm and Rain), Op. 12, no. 2 (1840) Geminiani / M. Wiancko (1687 – 1762) / (b. 1976) "La Follia" Variations for String Orchestra –Intermission– Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Serenade for Strings in E Major Op.22 (1875) I. Moderato II. Tempo di Valse III. Scherzo: Vivace IV. Larghetto V. Finale: Allegro vivace

Program subject to change.

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PROGRAM NOTES ECCO has taken three of Clara Schumann’s most beloved lieder and fashioned them into a unique suite, with each song arranged and reimagined for string orchestra by composer and arranger Michi Wiancko. A Love Suite (by Clara Schumann, Arranged by Michi Wiancko) I. Liebeszauber (Love’s Magic), Op. 13, no. 3 II. Liebst du um Schoenheit (If You Love for Beauty), Op. 12, No. 4 III. Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (He Came in Storm and Rain), Op. 12, no. 2

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Love, as a nightingale, Perched on a rosebush and sang; The wondrous sound floated Along the green forest. And as it sounded, there arose a scent From a thousand calyxes, And all the treetops rustled softly, And the breeze moved softer still; The brooks fell silent, barely Having babbled from the heights, The fawns stood as if in a dream And listened to the sound. Brighter, and ever brighter The sun shone on the scene, And poured its red glow Over flowers, forest and glen. But I made my way along the path And also heard the sound. Ah! all that I’ve sung since that hour Was merely its echo. — Text by Emanuel Geibel, English translation by Richard Stokes

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If you love for beauty, O love not me! Love the sun, She has golden hair. If you love for youth, O love not me! Love the spring Which is young each year. If you love for riches, O love not me! Love the mermaid Who has many shining pearls. If you love for love, Ah yes, love me! Love me always, I shall love you ever more. — Text by Friedrich Rückert, English translation by Richard Stokes

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He came In storm and rain; My anxious heart Beat against his. How could I have known That his path Should unite itself with mine? He came In storm and rain; Audaciously He took my heart. Did he take mine? Did I take his? Both drew near to each other. He came In storm and rain. Now spring’s blessing Has come. My friend journeys on, I watch with good cheer, For he shall be mine wherever he goes. — Text by Friedrich Rückert, English translation by Richard Stokes

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ABOUT EAST COAST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The critically acclaimed East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) is a collective of dynamic likeminded artists who convene for select periods each year to explore musical works and perform concerts of the highest artistic quality. Drawing from some of the world’s finest orchestras, chamber groups, and young soloists, ECCO strives for vitality and musical integrity; a self-governing organization, each member is equal and has a voice in every step of the artistic process, from programming to performance. ECCO believes that the best musical experience can speak to all audiences regardless of age or socioeconomic background and performs accordingly across a wide range of venues.

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ECCO is also firmly committed to sharing educational experiences with the communities it visits. Through interactive children’s concerts, small group master classes, and one-on-one lessons, ECCO continually seeks out opportunities to connect with young people. Doing so creates a much more engaging concert experience, illustrating through living example the ways in which classical music can be accessible to the modern listener. Performance opportunities also allow the members of ECCO to share the musical knowledge gained during their individual and unique lifetimes of music. The same energy that is contagious in ECCO’s performances is presented and shared without the boundaries of the stage to those interested in learning.

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2019–20 COUNCIL MEMBERS Robert and Jannis Baldwin Becky Beaver Edwina Carrington Marianne and Mario Davila Laura Estes and Joyce Lauck Cynthia Glover and Dwight Williams Joanne Guariglia Stephanie Guariglia Rob Hagelberg Rhonda Hall Dan Jackson and Jeremy Guiberteau Julia Marsden Ashlee Olsem Stephanie L. Perkins Rachel Tocker Rebecca Van Den Berg Annie Solomon Zucker Brian Zucker

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The Team Bob Bursey

HUMAN RESOURCES

Lindsay Long

Executive Director

Warren G. Whitaker

Rachel Durkin-Drga

SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Manager

Michael Malak

MARKETING

Karen Maness

Senior Associate Director

Tara Vela Associate Director BUSINESS OFFICE

Kristi Lampi Business Operations Manager

Lisa Carothers Administrative Associate, Business Affairs

Leigh Remeny Administrative Associate, Business Operations

Terri Waddle Senior Departmental Buyer, Business Operations CAMPUS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Judith Rhedin

Gene Bartholomew Director of Marketing & Communications

Lizzie Choffel Senior Graphic Designer

Danielle Culp Project Administrator

Erica De Leon Marketing Specialist, Digital Media

Romina Jara Marketing Coordinator, Media Buying & Settlements

Selena San Miguel Marketing Coordinator, Strategic Content

Production Events Manager Audio Supervisor Scenic Art Supervisor

Ashton Bennett Murphy Assistant Scenic Charge Artist

Travis Perrin Assistant Stage Supervisor

Dani Pruitt Production Events Manager

Hank Schwemmer Master Carpenter

Rebecca Switzer Prop Shop Supervisor PROGRAMMING

Cynthia Patterson Program Manager

Will Shirey

Assistant Director, Campus & Community Engagement

PRODUCTION

Brenda Simms

Assistant Director, Performance Logistics

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Scott Bussey

Assistant Director, Student Engagement

Program Coordinator, Education & Curriculum Development

Yvonne Kimmons

DEVELOPMENT

Technical Director

Natalia Morgan

Seb Boone

Development Assistant

Rachel Schoen Stewardship Manager

Sarah Weidler Young Associate Director for Development

Susan Griffin Ticketing Services Manager

Master Electrician

Dianne Whitehair

Jeff W. Ellinger

Ticketing Systems Manager

Lighting Supervisor

Margaret Badasci

Phoebe Greene

Assistant Ticketing Services Manager, Event Operations

Production Operations Manager

Conrad Haden

Concerts and Special Events Manager

Amber Goodspeed Broadway Events Manager

TICKET OFFICE

Sarah Cantu

Sarah Andrews Alec Pasquarella

Tim Rogers

Master Electrician

GUEST SERVICES Essential Series, Theatre & Dance and Guest Services Manager

Talent Buyer

Stage Supervisor

Eric Vera Assistant Ticketing Services Manager, Concerts

Carolyn Hardin Assistant Prop Shop Supervisor

Jason Huerta Associate Scenic Studio Supervisor

J. E. Johnson Scenic Studio Supervisor

Kenny Kuykendall Assistant Audio Supervisor

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Texas Performing Arts is also proud to acknowledge the hundreds of part-time and volunteer staff who play a critical role in presenting our annual season of world-class performing arts events to the Austin community.

House Managers Dina Black Virginia Bosman Margaret Byron Andrea Stanfill Castro Charlotte Coffee Carlos Hernandez Chuck Hesse Paige Horton Jean Humes Olga Kasma-Carnes Charlotte Klein

Sharon Kojzarek Eric Lee Ryan Monahan Shana Nichols Elisabeth Poigin Shannon Quinn Kimberly Hans Reaves Jessica Reed Ron Rizzato Mary Ruiz Gracie Sanders

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Student Employees Laura Baglereau Zoe Bihan Haley Brower Charlotte Brumbelow Ashleigh Bullard Maria Burgee Lindsay Coleman Oscar Corpus Jessica Curneal Antonio Dorantes Alyssa Finger Rogers Flores Lina Garcia Daniel Geld Laura Adriana Godinez Sarah Gomez Vivian Gonzalez Madeleine Hayes David Hernandez Isabella Hollis Hannah Hurst Emily Hyatt Mayre Jane Elizabeth Jantz Alexandra Jereb Taylor Jones Jake Josephi

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By Hayley Naples ’20 There are no two days that look alike in the Texas Performing Arts Prop Shop. At any given time, the Prop Shop could be working on providing props for one to three productions simultaneously. Their days consist of reviewing show notes, purchasing goods, as well as building (and rebuilding) hundreds of props. A diverse team with talents in electronics, welding, sewing, Photoshop, painting, and special effects design props for the Department of Theatre & Dance or Sarah and Ernest Butler Opera Center productions.

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From the actor’s chair to the pack of cigarettes in his shirt pocket, each stage prop for TPA productions is carefully selected to help tell a story. Every item is selected from hundreds of other items or individually crafted by the prop shop team to suit the production and the individual actor. Each prop is then tested by team members and actors for accuracy as well as function. This may mean switching the direction a refrigerator opens or reconstructing a 1950s lighter. Additionally, it must be safe and functional for the actors and audience. Meetings with stage managers, actors, and even fire marshalls before performances ensure prop safety. Although these items may not be center stage, their presence can give the audience a sense of place and time or stir emotions. They immerse the audience in the story and usher them into connecting to the performance. texasperformingarts.org

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