TPA Program: Tania El Khoury, Sam Green, Abby Z

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32 Sounds— A film by Sam Green


Cultural Exchange Rate


Abby Z & the New Utility, Radioactive Practice



In this issue


Beyond the Performance

11 is Now Live

12 Take a Bow! Austin’s own Langston Lee Wins National Jimmy Award


32 Sounds—A film by Sam Green

“the greatest documentary you’ve ever heard” Rolling Stone

20 Cultural Exchange Rate by Tania El Khoury

“An intelligent, sensitive, and humorous work.” Deutschlandfunk

24 Abby Z & the New Utility, Radioactive Practice

Named one of the ‘Best Dance Performances’ of 2022 by The New York Times


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The Women Drummers of Rwanda and playwright Kiki Katese joined the Carver Museum and community members for a special performance and discussion in conjunction with the Texas premiere of her acclaimed new play The Book of Life.

Members of celebrated contemporary dance company MOMIX led a workshop for ballet students in UT’s Theatre & Dance Department during the national tour of new dance work Alice. Photo by Aubrey Felty.

More than 1200 area students filled Bass Concert Hall for a special youth performance showcasing West African and African American drum, music, dance, and storytelling coordinated by Imani Aanu, co-founder of Austin-based artist collective Re-CLAIM. Photo by Robert Silver.

Killeen High School AP European History students attended a performance of the Broadway smash hit SIX: The Musical followed by a talkback with company members as part of TPA’s Broadway Experience for Youth program.

Grammy Award-winning jazz composer Terence Blanchard accompanied the UT Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble for their final concert of the semester—part of his weeklong residency with Texas Performing Arts and the Butler School of Music. Photo by Manoo Sirivelu.

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Take a Bow! Austin’s own Langston Lee Wins National Jimmy Award

Last June the most talented teenagers from across the country took the stage at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City for the 14th National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, better known as the Jimmys. Among them, two Austinarea students, Langston Lee and Kyra Carr had the opportunity to compete on the Broadway stage with 94 other nominees.

This annual awards event is a coast-tocoast celebration of outstanding student achievement recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance, and acting performance. Both Langston and Kyra are winners of the 2023 Heller Awards for Young Artists for leading roles in their high school musicals. This was the first year that Heller winners could compete at the national level, thanks to a partnership with Texas Performing Arts, a member of the Broadway League. At the end of an unforgettable evening of show-stopping performances, the top honor of Best Performance by an Actor was awarded to Langston.

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Nurturing homegrown talent and guiding and supporting the next generation of artists is central to TPA's mission and we could not be happier for Langston, Kyra, and all of the nominees. Bravo!

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Texas Performing Arts presents

32 Sounds— A film by Sam Green With music by JD Samson

Presented as part of the 2024 Fusebox Festival

A production of: Impact Partner

Department of Motion Pictures and Free History Project

In association with Wavelength Productions and ArKtype

This project supported, in part, by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Media Sponsors: KUT-FM, KUTX-FM, Austin Chronicle

14 Apr 10, 2024 Bass
Concert Hall

Directed and Performed by

Sam Green

Music Composed by JD Samson


Josh Penn

ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann

Executive Producers

Jenifer Westphal

Joe Plummer

Jenny Raskin

Geralyn White Dreyfous

Lauren Haber

Nina Fialkow

Marni E.J. Grossman

Bill & Ruth Ann Harnisch - The Harnisch Foundation

Jamie Wolf

Michael Y. Chow and Sue Turley

Janet & Gottfried Tittiger

Kenneth & Elizabeth Whitney

Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman


Yoni Brook Editing

Nels Bangerter

Sam Green


Claire Haley

Evan Neff

Nora Wilkinson

Sound Design

Mark Mangini

Live Sound Design

Josh Wertheimer

Headphone Experience Design

Kira Peck

Production Management

Michael Amacio

Commissioned by Stanford Live, Stanford University; The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi; Georgia Tech Arts; Green Music Center of Sonoma State University; Arizona Arts Live at University of Arizona; and developed through a creative residency at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Very special thanks to Kat Galasso, Sue Killam, Tim McEvoy, Diane Eber, Tim Hartel, Shanta Thake 15


• Tonight’s performance of 32 Sounds makes use of individual headphones, provided to you by the usher or house staff. All headphones have been cleaned and disinfected thoroughly.

• Your headphones should already be on. A red light should be visible on the side of the unit. If you do not have a red light on, you can press the white power button for 1-2 seconds until the red light comes on.

• Your headphones have a right and a left side. The side with the red power light is the right side.

• The volume to your headphones is adjustable. There will be sound playing through the headphones throughout the pre-show. Use this time to adjust your volume to a comfortable level. The volume knob is adjacent to the power button. Click the button forward or backward to get to your desired sound level.

• Once you have found a comfortable listening level you can remove your headphones. You will be instructed at what point to put them on during the performance.

• If at anytime you can not hear any sound through your headphones and believe that your headphones have stopped working, simply put your hand in the air and an usher will bring you a working set.



Sam Green (director, writer, editor) is a New York-based documentary filmmaker. Green’s most recent live documentaries include A Thousand Thoughts (with the Kronos Quartet) (2018), The Measure of All Things (2014), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (with Yo La Tengo) (2012), and Utopia in Four Movements (2010). With all of these works, Green narrates the film in-person while musicians perform a live soundtrack. Green’s 2004 feature-length film, The Weather Underground, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for an Academy Award, was included in the Whitney Biennial, and has screened widely around the world. Learn more about Green:

JD Samson (composer) is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project Le Tigre. For more than a decade Samson’s career as a visual artist, musician, producer, and DJ has landed her at the intersection of music, art, activism, and fashion. She has toured the world, produced songs for Grammy award winning artists, written for publications such as The Huffington Post, Talkhouse, and Creative Time Review, created multimedia artwork, hosted documentary programs, acted, modeled, and engaged in direct support with a wide-range of progressive social and political causes. Samson is now an Assistant Arts Professor at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Learn more about Samson:

Nels Bangerter (editor) is the award-winning documentary film editor of Cameraperson, Let the Fire Burn, Dick Johnson is Dead, and The Hottest August. He has been nominated for two News & Documentary Emmys, he is a two-time winner at the Cinema Eye Honors for Best Editing, and he has won four International Documentary Association awards. Bangerter has also been an advisor at the Sundance Edit Labs, as well as for Firelight Media, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Bay Area Video Coalition, and Film Independent. He is based in Oakland, California.

Yoni Brook (cinematographer) is a filmmaker and cinematographer. As a director, his films have screened at Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, the New York and Toronto Film Festivals, True/False Film Festival, and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. His credits include the eight-part docuseries Philly D.A. (PBS/Topic, Gotham Award Winner, Best Breakthrough Nonfiction Series), Menashe (Independent Spirit Nominee, A24, directed by Joshua Z Weinstein) and Valley Of Saints (Independent Spirit Nominee, Sundance World Dramatic Audience Award Winner, directed by Musa Syeed). His directorial debut, A Son’s Sacrifice won Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival, International Documentary Association’s Best Documentary Short, and broadcast on PBS Independent Lens.

Mark Mangini (film sound designer) is an Oscar winning (Mad Max 17

Fury Road) and five-time Oscar nominated Sound Designer known for films including Dune, Blade Runner 2049, Star Treks I,IV,and V, The Fifth Element, and Gremlins. He has spent his 45-year career in Hollywood imagining and composing altered sonic realities for motion pictures. He is a frequent lecturer, an outspoken proponent for sound as art, and a guitarist/ songwriter with compositions in sex, lies and videotape, Star Trek IV, Picard, and more. He is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Michael Amacio (associate sound design & technical direction) is a well known live sound engineer, and production manager. Amacio has worked for some of the world’s most important art institutions like MoMA PS1, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art- NYC), renowned techno club Output, as a touring live sound engineer for The Magnetic Fields & Sevdaliza, production manager for the 3000 capacity multi purpose NYC event space Knockdown Center, and most currently as Production/ Tour manager for The Philip Glass Ensemble. As Production Manager for Quo Vadis, a production company dedicated to exposing experimental music, his role varies with his main responsibility focusing on ensuring the best sounding events in NYC.

Josh Wertheimer (live sound design) has been making and doing sound in various New York City buildings for several decades, and

has mixed thousands of bands and performances that you have mostly never heard of. He is also a photographer.

Kira Peck (headphone experience design) is a sound designer, composer, and audio enthusiast currently based in Washington, D.C. A recent graduate from the University of Maryland, they have designed, mixed, composed, and produced for various projects across disciplines, from percussive dance to radio plays. They are a lover of all things sound, with a special interest in narrative sound design and score composition. Learn more at

ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann (producer) specializes in new work development and touring worldwide. His past work includes projects with Kaneza Schaal, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Brook, Victoria Thiérrée-Chaplin, Yael Farber, Anna Deavere Smith, Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, Lisa Peterson, Peter Sellars, Julie Taymor, John Cameron Mitchell, and Tony Taccone. Recent premieres include 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s A Thousand Ways, Bryce Dessner’s Triptych (Eyes Of One On Another), John Cameron Mitchell’s The Origin Of Love, Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers’ Cartography, Sam Green and Kronos Quartet’s A Thousand Thoughts, Big Dance Theater and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Man In A Case, and Nalaga’at Deaf-Blind Theater’s Not By Bread Alone. Ongoing collaborators include 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Big Dance Theater, Rude Mechs, Adrien M. & Clare B., Noche Flamenca, Toshi


Reagon, and Compagnia TPO. Upcoming premieres include Scott Shepherd’s This Ignorant Present with Malthouse, Sam Green’s 32 Sounds, and Nora Chipaumire’s Nehanda. He is a founding member of CIPA (The Creative & Independent Producer Alliance). More information at

Josh Penn (producer) is a producer with the Department of Motion Pictures. He produced Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the Cannes Caméra d’Or, and was nominated for four Academy Awards (including Best Picture). In addition, Penn was nominated for Outstanding Producer at the 2013 Producer’s Guild Awards. He has produced Monsters And Men (Sundance Special Jury Prize), Philly D.A. (Winner of the 2021 Gotham Award for Breakthrough Nonfiction Series), the live documentary A Thousand Thoughts, Wendy, Users (Sundance Film Festival’s 2021 Best Directors Award), and Farewell Amor among others. He was an Executive Producer on Patti Cake$, Western (Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize), The Great Invisible (South by Southwest’s Grand Jury Prize), and Bloody Nose Empty Pockets. Penn and the Department of Motion Pictures had three films premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2020, and three more in the Sundance Film Festival 2021. In 2018, Penn became a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. Outside of his work in film, Penn was previously the Michigan New Media Director for President Obama’s 2008 campaign

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Apr 10–14, 2024

Bass Concert Hall Rehearsal Room

Texas Performing Arts presents


Cultural Exchange Rate by Tania El Khoury

Production Design: Petra Abousleiman

Music: Fadi Tabbal

Illustration & Graphic Design: Jana Traboulsi

Live Video Editing: Ali Beidoun

Production: RR Sigel

Audience Guide: Nour Annan

Presented as part of the 2024 Fusebox Festival

Co-commissioned by Bard Fisher Center, Spielart Festival, and Onassis Stegi

This project supported, in part, by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Media Sponsors: KUT-FM, KUTX-FM, Austin Chronicle

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Photo by Tania El Khoury


The cruellest of borders are invisible to the eye and present in everyday life. The death traps set within a moving body of water and the concealed militarisation of faraway border villages.

Cultural Exchange Rate is an interactive live art project in which artist Tania El Khoury shares her family memoirs of life in a border village between Lebanon and Syria. One marked by war survival, valueless currency collection, brief migration to Mexico, and a river that disregards the colonial and national borders.

The audience is invited to immerse their heads into one family’s secret boxes to explore the sounds, images, and textures of traces of more than a century of border crossings.

Cultural Exchange Rate is based on the artist’s recorded interviews with her late grandmother, oral histories collected in her village in Akkar, the discovery of lost relatives in Mexico City, and the family’s attempt to secure dual citizenship.


Tania El Khoury creates interactive and immersive installations and performances that reflect on the production of collective memory and the cultivation of solidarity. Her work is activated by tactile, auditory and visual traces collected and curated by the artist and her collaborators, and they are ultimately transformed through audience interaction.

El Khoury’s work has been translated to multiple languages and shown in 33 countries across 6 continents in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars. She is the recipient of the Herb Alpert Award, the Soros Art Fellowship, the Bessie Outstanding Production Award, the International Live Art Prize, the Total Theatre Innovation Award, and the Arches Brick Award.

El Khoury is a Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Theater and Performance Program and Founding Director of the Center for Human Rights & the Arts at Bard College. She holds a PhD in Theater Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London and is a co-founder of Dictaphone Group research and art collective in Beirut.


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Photo by Judith Buss

Apr 12–14, 2024

B. Iden Payne Theatre

Texas Performing Arts presents


Abby Z & the New Utility, Radioactive Practice

Choreographer/Director: Abby Zbikowski

Performers/Collaborators: Indya Childs, Fiona Lundie, Mya McClellan, Jennifer Meckley, Benjamin Roach, jinsei sato

Rehearsal Directors: Fiona Lundie, Jennifer Meckley

Dramaturg: Momar Ndiaye

Lighting Designer: Jon Harper

Touring Technical Manager: Sarah Chapin

Original Music: Matthew Peyton Dixon

Presented as part of the 2024 Fusebox Festival

Phillip Auth Endowed Dance Fund for Texas Performing Arts

This project supported, in part, by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Media Sponsors: KUT-FM, KUTX-FM, Austin Chronicle


Radioactive Practice is commissioned and presented by The Live Arts Live Feed creative residency program, which is a laboratory for the development of new commissioned work directed toward the Live Arts theater. The Live Feed program is supported in part by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Partners for New Performance. Radioactive Practice is a National Performance Network/Visual Artist Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by New York Live Arts, Dance Place, American Dance Festival, Wexner Center for the Performing Arts and NPN/VAN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:

Radioactive Practice is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works. Additional commissioning funds provided by the Caroline Hearst Choreographer-In-Residence Program at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Dance Umbrella’s Four by Four program, United States Artists Fellowship, the University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. 25
(Left to Right) Benjamin Roach, Fiona Lundie. Photo by Maria Baranova


Radioactive Practice is an exhibition demonstrating the infinite ways in which fully dimensional people (simultaneously stellar and flawed) can assemble, disassemble, reassemble, and labor furiously through space and time to find new potentials in their bodies and, in a utopic outlook, the world. And it’s never over. And it’s always messy. We live in messy times with lots of language to describe major themes tied to the current zeitgeist, but little space to address what falls through the cracks and lives beyond the bounds of what is easily put into words. Our minds, bodies and physical senses are disciplined far beyond the clear cut compartmentalized practices we have sought out to pursue, wreaking havoc on our abilities to codify through static systems and immobile infrastructure. Propulsion is needed.Where we are going can’t help but be attached to where we have been. To move forward, resistance is necessary and work is relentless. Radioactive Practice is our way of cross-training for those inevitable combustible circumstances.


Abby Z and the New Utility Choreographer Abby Zbikowski created Abby Z and the New Utility in 2012 with dancers Fiona Lundie and Jennifer Meckley to experiment with the potential and choreographic possibility of the body being pushed beyond perceived limits, creating a new movement lexicon that triangulates dancing/moving bodies across

multiple cultural value systems simultaneously. In 2016, Abby expanded the company to nine performer/collaborators for her first evening-length commission, as Fiona and Jenn took on the additional roles of rehearsal directors within the company structure and Fiona took on the role of company manager. “abandoned playground” premiered to a soldout run at the Abrons Arts Center in New York in April 2017, leading to Zbikowski being honored with the Juried Bessie Award and was awarded the inaugural Caroline Hearst Artist in Residence at Princeton University, along with commissions from national and international organizations. Abby Z and the New Utility have been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Boston ICA, 92nd St Y, Movement Research at Danspace Project, Gibney Dance Center, Bard College, New York Live Arts, and the Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX, among others. In 2021 the company was granted residency support at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH to rebuild work post a year long pandemic shutdown. Currently, they are working out of Columbus and New York City with collaborators locally, nationally, and internationally.

Abby Zbikowski (she/her) is a choreographer creating contemporary dance works that pay homage to the effort of living, tactics of survival, and the aesthetics produced as a result, utilizing the physical aspects and psyche-emotional experience of her rigorous training in African and Afro-diasporic forms, playing sports, and performing manual labor. She founded Abby Z and the


New Utility in 2012 and received the 2017 Juried Bessie Award for her “unique and utterly authentic movement vocabulary in complex and demanding structures to create works of great energy, intensity, surprise, and danger.” In 2018 she received a “Choreographer of the Future” commission from Dance Umbrella UK and in 2020 a United States Artists Fellowship. She is an inaugural Caroline Hearst Choreographer-In-Residence at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, and current artist-in-residence at New York Live Arts. Abby has had past residencies at the Bates Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. She is currently an Associate Professor of Dance at The Ohio State University, formerly at the University of Illinois, and on faculty at the American Dance Festival. She has taught at the Academy of Culture in Riga, Latvia; at Festival Un Pas Vers L’Avant in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and studied at Germaine Acogny’s L’École de Sables in Senegal. Zbikowski has created commissioned work for the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, as well as universities across the country.

Momar Ndiaye (he/him) is an international performer, choreographer, teacher, and videographer from Senegal. In 2017, he received his MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois and the Bruno Nettl Award for excellence in choreography. Ndiaye has created and toured staged dance performances and choreographed for music videos with his company “Cadanses” since 2004 and was a

full-time dancer in the international dance company “Premier Temp” (2008-2014). Currently Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Ndiaye’s research focuses on the effects of Negritude, interculturalism, globalization, and colonialism on the “performance of daily life” in Senegal and Africa at large and its subsequent impact on traditional patrimonial dances and staged dance. This is Ndiaye’s second project with Abby Z and the New Utility.

Fiona Lundie (she/her) is a movement artist and cognitive scientist interested in what is vital about how and why we move: what form it takes and how it shapes our perspective. She has explored movement on land, air, fluid water, and frozen water all her life through dance from 3, skiing from 5, synchronized swimming from 8, flying trapeze, springboard diving and snowboarding. Lundie holds a BA in Cognitive Science (Dartmouth College) and MFA in Dance (The Ohio State University). She’s a founding member of Abby Z and the New Utility and performed with the STREB Extreme Action Company.

Jennifer Meckley (she/they) attempts to emphasize the benefits of training in African American vernacular dance techniques through performing, teaching, and choreography. Moreover, her identity as a gay gender nonconforming person motivates the content for her work. Meckley obtained a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University and an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University. She served as faculty at West Chester University, Cuyahoga Community College, Northampton 27

Community College, and the University of Dayton. Meckley is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Ball State University and is a founding member of Abby Z and the New Utility.

Benjamin Roach (he/him/she/ her) is a movement artist and educator from Gallipolis, Ohio. In 2018 he received a B.F.A. in Dance from Ohio University. Following graduation, Benjamin completed an Artist internship with The Yard. She performed for the internal company Dance the Yard as well as Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre. In 2019 alongside Caitlin Morgan, Benjamin co-founded the multidisciplinary duo Piug Dance Theatre. The two have presented their comedic duets at various NYC venues. In addition to working with Abby Z and the New Utility, Benjamin is in collaboration with Ani Javian. Benjamin is currently on fellowship at The Ohio State University.

jinsei sato (he/they/she) was born in Japan and grew up in Taiwan. They participated in summer intensives at Backhaus Dance, ADF (2014, 2019), Jose Limón Dance, White Mountain Summer Dance Festival, and Peggy Baker Dance Projects. In 2016, Jinsei was awarded the Director’s Talent Scholarship Award to attend the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She attended Camping at Centre National de la Danse in France and worked with Damien Jalet and João Fiadeiro. They have since finished a BFA in Dance and have performed works by Jesse Zaritt, Sidra Bell, Bobbi Jene Smith, Kaneza Schaal, Doug Varone, and Juel D Lane.

Indya Childs (she/her) is an emerging choreographer and dancer from Atlanta, Georgia. Her dance training began at the Price Performing Arts Center and The Atlanta Ballet. Later, she completed her B.A. in Dance from Kennesaw State University. In 2015, Dance Magazine recognized her as one of their “25 to Watch.” Indya has also performed with professional dance companies such as Ballethnic Dance Company, T. Lang Dance, and Abby Z and the New Utility. She is the Operations Manager at the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, ME.

Mya McClellan (she/her) is a versatile Chicago-based artist. She received a BFA in dance from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign in 2021. McClellan has made her mark in diverse productions including works by Common Conservatory, Symbiosis Arts, Loud Bodies, and Peckish Rhodes Performing Arts Society. Her prowess extends to dance film, having been a resident artist at the Films that Move festival in 2018, 2021, and 2023. Notably, one of her projects earned selection at the 50th Annual Dance on Camera Festival. Today, Mya is an improviser, collaborator, and choreographer.

Jon Harper (he/they) is a NYCbased lighting designer and also the Chief Operating Officer of the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan. They have toured in the past as the lighting supervisor for Pilobolus, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, PS122, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. He is married to the inimitable Madeline Best, a lighting designer herself and Director of Operations

at the Chocolate Factory Theater in Queens, with whom he shares a love for the dance community, and the distinct joy of parenting two amazing kiddos, Davey and Orson.

Sarah Chapin (she/her) fuses her technical expertise, dance training, and passion for organizing systems with an expansive can-do attitude to support artists making a more just and thoughtful world. She works as a stage manager, production manager, theatrical electrician, carpenter, educator, and all-around technician for dance artists and arts organizations, including past work with Bennington College, Joy of Motion Dance Center, Dance Place, Christopher K. Morgan and Artists, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Coyaba Dance Theater, and Extreme Lengths Productions. An avid social dancer, she helps to run a Lindy Hop organization in her home city of DC.

Matthew Peyton Dixon (he/him) has been performing and writing music professionally since 16, first playing percussion with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. Matthew received a B.A. in Percussion Performance at the University of North Texas in 2009. He has accompanied and composed for dance at the University of North Texas (2007-2016), Texas Woman’s University (2010-2016), Denison University (since 2016), American Dance Festival (since 2016) and The Ohio State University (since 2018). Dixon tours extensively and has composed over 40 works for dance, has 7 solo albums, many album recordings with bands, and 4 volumes of poetry. This is his first

collaboration with Abby Z and the New Utility.


This list can’t nearly cover all of the humans that have aided in the creation and then needed recreation of this work in response to the pandemic. Fiona, Jenn, Ben, Alex, Kashia, jinsei–you have successfully obliterated my expectations for what dance can be. Indya and Mya - thank you for throwing your whole selves into this wild work; your dedication and hardwork are inspiring. Thank you to all the collaborators who have worked on this project over its now 6 year journey. Thank you to Bob Bursey for your support in bringing us back to Austin! Big thanks to the whole Texas Performing Arts team and Fusebox Festival organizers and staff! Thank you to Lane Czaplinski and everyone at the Wexner Center for the Arts for giving us a homebase to work from in Columbus, OH. Thank you to Princeton for the additional residency support, rockstar Jodee at ADF, everyone past and present at Dance Place, and Dance Umbrella UK for working with us through all the uncertainty. A special thank you to my partner and dramaturg for the work, Momar Ndiaye, for always reminding me to see things in a new and evershifting light. My work is better as a result of your probing questions, nuanced eye, level-headedness and deep respect for the craft of making dances. And one last thank you again to dancer and company manager extraordinaire, Fiona Lundie. Your abilities as a human are unmatched and I am truly forever grateful for what you do to make this work possible.

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Major Donors

Board Members

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Kristin Alexander

Malú Alvarez

Carly Christopher

Jaime Davila

Tamara Dorrance

Debbie Dupré

Dennis Eakin

Deborah Green

Sheri Henriksen

Mike Herman

Steve Houston

Steve Kahng

Nancy & Angus Littlejohn

Chris Mattsson

Lauren Reid

Marc Seriff

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Mimi & Steve Houston

Maria & Steve Kahng

Nancy & Angus Littlejohn

Julia Marsden

Chris Mattsson

Susan & Robert Morse

Carolyn & Marc Seriff

The Tocker Foundation

Natasa & Michael Valocchi


Jamie Barshop

Carolyn Rice Bartlett

Charitable Foundation

Isabella Cunningham


Mary Ann & Andrew Heller

Marcia & Gary Nelson

Bettye Nowlin

Laura & David Starks

Special gratitude to donors who have established endowments at Texas Performing Arts to provide long-term funding for mission-driven projects and programs:

Alex and Dee Massad Endowment Fund Arts Education Endowment

Joann and Gaylord Jentz Endowment for Student Engagement

Kathy Panoff Texas Performing Arts Student Engagement Endowment

Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall Endowment

William & Anita Cochran Endowment for Performing Arts Access & Education

Phillip Auth Endowed Dance Fund for Texas Performing Arts

PAC Fund for the Creation of New American Art

Performing Arts Center Endowment for Performing Excellence

Robert L. Tocker Endowed Excellence Fund for Student Volunteerism

Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production

Z. T. Scott Family Endowment for the Performing Arts

Gifts pledged or received by October 31, 2023



JAN Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

FEB Geoff Sobelle FOOD

MAR Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

APR 32 Sounds A film by Sam Green with music by JD Samson

Tania El Khoury Cultural Exchange Rate

Abby Z & the New Utility Radioactive Practice

JAN 19 Bass Concert Hall

FEB 1–4 McCullough Theatre

MAR 2 & 3 Bass Concert Hall

MAR 7 Bass Concert Hall

APR 10 Bass Concert Hall

APR 10–14 Bass Concert Hall Rehearsal Room

APR 12–14 B. Iden Payne Theatre



Abby Z & the New Utility Radioactive Practice

APR 12–14

Texas Performing Arts Staff

Bob Bursey

Executive and Artistic Director

Bianca Hooi

Artistic & Executive Project Manager


Robert Cross General Manager

Kamille Deysel

Senior Human Resources Coordinator

Kristi Lampi

Associate Director, Business Operations

Leigh Remeny

Business Operations Manager


Anna Langdell

Director of Development

Jeannette Thomas

Director of Major Gifts

Amy Burgar

Associate Director, Development

Chelsea Casner

Development Associate

Miguel Robles

Development Associate


Tim Rogers

Director of Education and Engagement

Brenda Simms

Education Program Manager

Aubrey Felty

Emerging Arts Professional, Education and Engagement


Jeff Grapko

Director of Fabrication and Academic Production

Scott Bussey

Facility Manager and Senior Technical Director

Carolyn Hardin

Properties Manager

Jason Huerta

Operations Manager, Fabrication

J. E. Johnson

Associate Director of Fabrication

Karen Maness

Associate Director of Fabrication

Ashton Bennett Murphy

Project Specialist, Fabrication

Hank Schwemmer

Lead Fabricator

David Tolin

Project Manager, Fabrication


Phil Rosenthal

Director of Marketing and Communications

Lizzie Choffel Cantu

Design Manager

Erica De Leon

Marketing Specialist, Digital Media

Brady Dyer

Associate Director, Communications

Romina Jara

Associate Director, Marketing


Jim Larkin

Director of Production

Joey Colao

Lighting Supervisor

Camryn Senioris

Assistant Lighting Supervisor

Michael Shanks

Assistant Lighting Supervisor

Travis Perrin

Staging and Rigging Supervisor

Ruben Vasquez

Assistant Staging and Rigging Supervisor

Blake Addyson

Production Supervisor

Kat Carson

Production Supervisor

Drew Millay

Audio Video Supervisor

Chris Payeur

Assistant Audio Video Supervisor


Bobby Asher

Director of Programming

Brendan Burke

Programming Manager

Mika O’Dwyer

Emerging Arts Professional, Event Management

Alexander Reindl Event Manager


Blake McDonald

Director of Guest Experience

Amanda Adams

Associate Director, Guest Services

Meredith Delay

Patron Services Manager

Shade Oyegbola

Associate Director, Ticketing

Dianne Whitehair

Ticketing Systems Manager

Basil Montemayor

Ticketing Manager


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

Nancy Carrales

Sheri Dildy

Janine Dos Remedios

Tony C Garcia

Sam Hallam

Leslie Hawkins

Carlos Hernandez-Heine

Olga Kasma-Carnes

Charlotte Klein

Tamara Klindt

Sharon Kojzarek

Eric Lee

Lara Miller

Mad Poarch

Kimberly Reaves

Jessica Reed

Lee Rodgers

Mary Ruiz

Simon Salinas

Student Employees

Daniela Albert

Rachel Alexander

Sophia Alikakos

Alina Almaraz

Cassandra Amaya

Jonathan Amezcua

Samia Arni

Leah Austin

Arash Baghipour

Elizabeth Banda

Georgia Beckham

Nahla Beltran

Zoe Bihan

Hayley Carbajal

Eugenio Chapa

Demian Chavez

Shivani Chidambaram

Audrey Clay

Bridgette Clifford

Adam Coronado

Maria Dalton

Kaila Delafance

Griffin Drake

Amanda Earp

Gabriela Escamilla

Eric Fan

Laine Farber

Jan Florentino

Carla Garcia Leija

Micah Sall

Gracie Sanders

Hasina Shah

Andrea R Stanfill Castro

Debra Thomas

Kristine Tydlacka

Leah Waheed

Marty Watson

Tonya Woods

Sally Zukonik

Indigo Giles

Mars Giles

Gabriel Gomez-Reyes

Anna Graber

Dominic Gross

Mia Guerra

Joshua Hale

Samuel Hallam

Catherine Heeman

Faith Hilchey

Madison Jackson

Joe Jaxson

Victoria Jefferson

Bindi Kaplan

Abigail Lantis

Ana Lara

Codie Lightfoot

Austin Livingston

Theary Lloyd

Olivia Longoria

Josh Martin

Gilbert Martinez

Krista Mcleod

Regina Mendiola

Samantha Moles

Genevieve MonterrosoSyevens

Jordan Myers

Braden Newlun

Annie Nguyen

Katelyn Nguyen

Lanna Nguyen

Insha Noorani

Rachel Norris

Valeria Nunez Estrada

Ngozi Onya

Zoya Patel

Sereniti Patterson

Kallie Pierce

Leila Rabah

Zackary Read

Bryce Riggle

Natalia Rodenzo

Hayley “Lee” Rodgers

Lorena Rogers

Elyse Rosario

Victoria Salazar

Jose Salcido

Monse Sandoval-Maherbe

Nitsan Scharf

Isobel Shannon

Matthew Smith

Karla Solis

Nguyen Tang

Julia Thompson

Isabel Velasquez

Lyric Villarreal

Rylee Vines

Cassidy Wen

Julia Yelvington

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Texas Inner Circle Members

Texas Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the financial support of our members. Each year, members help fund robust education and engagement initiatives, affordable student tickets, and critical student employment opportunities that make Texas Performing Arts so much more than what you see on our stages.



Virginia and Gilbert Burciaga

Heather Crenshaw Petkovsek

Lynne Dobson and Greg Woodridge




Kayla Christie

Joanne Guariglia

Drs. Lynn Azuma and Brian Hall

Christie Barany

Deepika and Somdipta Basu Roy

Debra Bawcom

Kelli and John Carlton

Lee Carnes

Edwina P. Carrington


Suzanne and Bill Childs

Colleen Clark

Sue and Kevin Cloud

John Coers

Elizabeth Curtis

Barbara Ellis and Alex McAlmon

Soriya Estes and Kelli House

Jim Ferguson and Art Sansone

Jane Flieller

Frost Bank*

Phil and Lisa Gilbert

Shawn Smith Gleason and Brian Gleason

Radena and Brian Hampton

Lisa Harris

Gladys M. Heavilin

Mary Ann and Andrew Heller

Mellie and Tom Hogan

Janis and Joe Pinnelli

Gary C. Johnson

Melissa and Chris Knox

Cathy and James Kratz

Gretchen and Lance Kroesch

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Loftus

Peggy Manning

Julia Marsden

Glenn, Jennifer, Waylon, and Wyatt Muniz

Jacqueline and Shawn O’Farrell

Wayne Orchid

Javier Prado and Family

Debbie and Jim Ramsey

Gina and Don Reese

Donations made as of Nov 28, 2023


*Corporate Circle members

Linda and Robert Rosenbusch

Sanchez Law*

Niki and Prahar Shah

Syd Sharples

Dan and Sylvia Sharplin

Robyn and Bret Siers

Jaime Silver

Barry and Laura Smith

Carole Tower and Matthew St. Louis

Shari and Eric Stein

regret that limited space does not allow us to list every member. For information on ways to give, please visit membership, call the membership office at 512.232.8567, or email us at

Renee Butler and Kay Stowell

Louann and Larry Temple

Bill and Claudia Wilson

Carol Walsh-Knutson and Kelley Knutson

Dr. Mary G. Yancy

Annie Zucker and Michael Regester



Mandy and Heather Andress

Bonnie L. Bain

Carolyn R. Bartlett

Cynthia and Jim Bast

Becky Beaver

Dr. Steven A. Beebe

Kyndel Bennett

Grizelda and Tim Black

Tahra and Michael Boatright

Andrew Bowman

Joann and Scot Brew

Michelle Brocklesby

Kara and Shelby Brown

Kim and Thomas Reed Brown

Danielle Bundy

Sam Caire

Shellie and Martin Campos

Carol and Shannon Casey

Raquel and TJ Chandler

Farrah Chelstrom

Anita and William Cochran

Tracy Coffin

Beth and Walter Compton

Cathy and Rick Coneway

Karen and Bill Cox

Monica and Carl De Leon

Niccolo and Natasha De Masi

Joan Dentler

Kathleen Dignan

Dana and Ken Dockser

Jared Ellis

K Susan Farias

Ken Fess

Nanci L. Fisher

Jennifer Floyd

Pamela and David Frager

Sandra Freed

Alicia Furst

Robert Gardner

Nancy Gary and Ruth Cude

Eva Garza-nyer

Cheryl and R. James George, Jr.

Dr. Lisa Go and Dr. Lucas Wong

Susan and Barry Goodman

Mohit Goyal

Karen and Rowland


Sven Griffin

Cheri Gross

Juan M. Guerrero, M.D.

Jeremy Harrell

Sarah Harris

Jennifer and Randall Harris

Gunnar Hellekson

Sheri Henriksen

Anne and Thomas Hilbert

Melissa and Rick Gorskie

David Honeycutt

Jody Hooten

Michael Hostick

Amy and Jeffrey Hubert

Jeanine Hudson

Rob Ignatowski and Daniel Pacheco

Linda and James Jarvis

Victoria Johnson

Helen Johnston

Dr. Peniel Joseph

Maxx Judd and Donn Gauger

K Friese & Associates*

Elizabeth Kalamaha-Wynn and Michael Wynn

Lynn Katz and Scott Hinz

William Kellogg

Heather King

Betsy and Matt Kirksey

Margaret Denena and Cliff Knowles

Sheila Kothmann

Loree and Burney LaChance

Matthew Lara

Donna, Calvin and Callie Lee

Ellen and Richard Leyh

Dracos Locario

Jennifer and Christian Loew

Katherine Maddox

Casey Blass and Lee Manford

Salman Manzur

Art Markman

Leslie and Charles Martinez

Richard McCathron

Molly McDonald

Alexandra and Tom McKeone

Ford McTee

Christine Messina

Melissa Moloney and Chris Walk

John and Brenda Mosher

Meri Nelson

Scott Neuendorf

Jeff Neumann

Milam Newby

Linda Nguyen and Jorge Garcia

Cathy Oliver


Vicki Osherow

Terri Pascoe

Connie and Samuel Pate

Michele and Roy Peck

Robert Perez

Shari Pflueger

Machelle Pharr

Liz and Jon Phelan

Suzanne Pickens and Douglas Hoitenga

Luis Ramirez

Sara and Dick Rathgeber

Richie & Gueringer P.C.*

Bob Roberts

Susan and Cesar Rodriguez

Chuck Ross and Brian Hencey

Jaime Rubenstein

Steve Schaffer

Susan Schaffer

Teresa Schaffer

Nina and Frank Seely

Vijay Sitaram

Lorri Stevenson

Bruce Stuckman

Joan and Peter Swartz

Caroline Tang

Caroline, Olivia, and John Taylor

Heather and Jeffrey Tramonte

Erin Vander Leest and Tom Pyle

Daniel and Sara-Jane Watson

Angie Watson

Leslie and Bryan Weston

Susan and Chris Wilson with Bonita Grumme

Jacqueline Wittmuss

Amy Wong Mok

Melinda Young

Micka and Richard Ziehr



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Austin Seal Co.

Margaret Abbott

Cynthia Abel

Amy Adame

Dwain Aidala

Mark Aitala

Sujata Ajmera

Lauren Aldredge

Jake Aleman

Emily Allen and Ron Altizer

Terry Amacher

Page and Neal Amador

Brian Amato

Libby Amato

Joe Annis

Laura Arabie

Cecelia Arvallo

Evan Atkinson

Tony Aventa

Donna and Manuel Ayala

Catherine Bachik

The Ballon Family

Jana and Barry Bandera

Elisa and Scott Barnes

Armando Basualdo

Anne Bawden

Travis and George Baxter-Holder

Joshua Becker

April Berman

Cara Biasucci

Carolyn and Jon Bible

Nawaf Bitar 35

Kevin Black and William Basinger

Denis Blake

Stephanie and Michael Blanck

Robert Bracewell

Marvin Brittman

Brook and Gerald Broesche

Christy and William K. Browning

Esther Ray Burns

Annie Burridge

Robert Bush

Robert Butchofsky

Kelly Canavan

Geri Candow

Ms. Susie Capozza

Carolyn Stone Productions, LLC*

Cheryl Carswell

Kristen and Luis Casaubon

Shane Chambers

Beth Chelton

Amy Clemmons and Mark Clarke

Eric Cohan

Sharon Cohan

Sarah Compton

Sherri Cook-rousey

Jeanette Cortinas

Jessica Cullen

Elaine Daigle

Gail and Mark Dankis

Wilma Dankovich

Lorraine and John Davis

David Deaton and Wen Hansen

Lisa and Paul Delacruz

Lucy Ditmore

Kristin Doles

Susan and David Donaldson

Christa Dove

Kevin Dowling

Bethany Dudley

Glenn and Britta Dukes

Maria Dwyer

Jeffrey Dwyer

Brian Dziuk

Susan and David Eckelkamp

Michael L. Edwards

Kelsey Elliott

Tim Elliott

Sheila Ellwood

Julia Evans

Rebecca D. Ewing

Whitney Falcon

Travis Farris

Jane W. Fountain

Drs. April and Donald Fox

Christopher Frampton

Vivian and James Froncek

Rob Fuller

Sara J. Gaetjens

Katina and Matthew Gase

Maragaret Gessner and Andrew Alpar

Breanna and James Giannoules

Sharon and Richard Gibbons

Sean Gibbons

Nancy and Glenn Gilkey

Laura and John Gill

Don Gladden

Becky and Craig Griffin

Jana and John Grimes

Dr. Suchitra Gururaj and Joe Carey

Maria Gutierrez and Peter Nutson

Elizabeth Gutierrez

Jane Hall

Cindy and John Hanly

Amy and Peter Hannan

Darcy and Rick Hardy

Jane Hatter

Lynda Haynes

Denise Hemphill

John Hernandez

James Hester

Brad Heyse

Chris Holden

Marjorie and David Hunter

John C. Jackson

Kathleen and Jim Jardine

Kristin Jarrett

Christina Johnsen

Kathleen Johnson

Anita and Ralph Jones

Suzannah Jones

Jonathan Joshua

Katie Kauachi

Kristen Khazzoun

Susanna and Michael Khazhinsky

Hugh King

Mrs. Jan Houston Knox

Gail and Jeff Kodosky

Stacey Kotson

Aileen Krassner Kiehl and Michael Kiehl

Carrie Kroll

John Kump

Kathy Kuras

Ferne Kyba

Amelia Larkin

Dr. Jeffrey Lazar

Kristin Lemons

Jeanette and Donn LeVie

Stacy Libby

Jenny and Luis Lidsky

Cindy Lo

Brian MacKinlay

Gayle and Scott Madole

Richard Maier

Lenée and Dick Marshall

Drs. Victor Martinez and Christopher Rose

Michelle Mason

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Masullo

Elizabeth and Donald Maynard

Chris McClung

Katharine McCormick

Denise McCullough

JodyAnn McIntosh

Jen Meigs

Robert Messing

Frances Ellen and Paul Metzger

Lynn Meyer and Rick Clemens

Pauline and Alfred Meyerson

Janet Mitchell

Annabel and Tony Mize

Paul Montague

James W. Moritz

Sarah Morris

Motal Family

Denise Margo Moy

Barbara Muntz

Michelle and Eric Natinsky

Rachel Naugle

Philip Neff

Brian Neidig

Diane and John Newberry

Laura, Bryan & Sophie Newell

Ms. Margaret Ann Massey Nilson and Brian Nilson

Forrest Novy

Lori Nunan Shaw

Debbie Olander

Eric and Allison Olson

Dan and Deborah O’Neil

Jim Oney

Tanya Ortega and William O’Donnell

Augustine Park

Linda Parker

Kelly Payne

Robert Pender

Karen and Wes Peoples

Rich Perrone

Adele and Brian Peterman

RJ and Terra Peters

Tami Pharr

Samantha Porter

Carla and Steve Portnoy

John Potthoff

Kate and Scott Powers

Anant Praba

Liza, Ed and Hannah Prendergast

Eric Rabbanian

Gary Rae

Meghan Railey

Lisa and Curtis Randa

Tracy Rawl

Marquette Maresh Reddam

Elinor and Edwin Reese

Dawn and Thomas Rich

Martin Ritchey

Jeanine and Dan Roadhouse

Tracy Romano

Alyssa Russell

Corey Ryan

Summer Rydel

Susan E. Salch

Julie and Richard Schechter

Christine and Anthony Sementelli

Rashid Shamsie

Bradley Sheldon

Robert Shimanek III

Erin Silvertooth

Linda Simonson

Christen Simpson

Allen Small

Steven Smith

Raymond Smith

Hank Smith

Kimberly and David Soloman

Toni and Ted Spalding

Randy Sparks

Logan Spence

Nancy Spong

Lisa and Rick Stipe

Stephanie and Paul Stone

Pamela Stryker

Scott Studer

Katherine and Matthew Sturich

Geeta and David Suggs

Anna and Suresh Sundarababu

Dona and Ali Tabrizi

Karen Taheri

Dwight Tejano

Bri Thatcher and Andy Modrovich

Mackenzie and Burwell Thompson

Letty Tomlinson

Stacy and Michael Toomey

Alice Toungate

Gregory Tran

Claudia and Luis Trejo

Lee A. Warbinton

Kenneth R. Webb

Chrissie Welty

Marie and Phil Wendell

J’Lynn Wheeler

Kathleen White

Michael White

Caro Wilbanks

Michael Wilen

Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Williams

James Williams

Ann and Eric Wilson

Thomas Wilson

Cecilia Wood

Kevin Wood

Jeannette and Mitch Young

Lena Yoo and Gerry Cardinal III


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