A short list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Nov. 10, 2019.
“Moon” — Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance with Line Upon Line Percussion
A premiere of a new 50-minute dance. Though choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick created “Moon” in silence, she asked Line Upon Line to perform alongside the dancers in performance. The percussion trio will perform five individual selections of music dovetailed together. Of her creative process Hamrick says: “The choreography is complex, intricate, sometimes bold and often odd — my favorite. I’ve added elements of gravity and weightlessness, as well as abrupt changes in velocity. This is probably the purest and ‘danciest’ piece I’ve made in a while.”
7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16, 4 p.m. Nov. 16, Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road, kdhdance.com/
“They, Themself and Schmerm”
Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional, this show is Schmerm is Becca Blackwell’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale of transitioning. Presented by Rude Mechs, Fusebox Festival, UT’s LGBTQ Studies.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12, Crash Box, 5305 Bolm Road, rudemech.com
Isabella Rossellini’s “Link Link Circus”
With animated videos and home movies, puppets and her trained dog Pan who playsmany animals, Isabella Rossellini presents her theatricalized lecture about the latest scientific discoveries about animal minds, intelligence and emotion.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-15, McCullough Theatre, UT campus texasperformingarts.org
UT Theatre & Dance performs the Tony Award-winning musical that’s inspired by Frank Wedekind’s once-banned and still provocative German play from 1891.
Through Nov. 24, Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, UT campus theatredance.utexas.edu/event/spring-awakening
Deborah Hay: Book Launch & Film Screening
“Using the Sky” is the new book by dance pioneer Deborah Hay. She’ll be reading selections and introducing a screening of “Alignment is everywhere,” a poetic 22-minute self-portrait.
7 p.m. Nov. 14, Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St., event info
Austin International Drag Festival
Now in its fifth year, Austin International Drag Festival welcomes of drag artists from all over the world, with headline performers from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
Nov. 14-17, multiple venues, austindragfest.org/
Reading & Book Launch: Esteban Rodríguez
Austin-based author Esteban Rodríguez reads from his new collection of poetry, “Crash Course.
7 p.m. Nov. 16, Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. malvernbooks.com
More listings at nowplayingaustin.com and artaustin.org