October 15, 2021

Wooster Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance, Kronos Quartet on Texas Performing Arts new season

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For its first post-pandemic season of live performance, Texas Performing Arts will present a dozen shows in addition to its schedule of touring Broadway productions.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, the Kronos Quartet, Ballet Hispánico, and jazz master Jason Moran and the Harlem Hellfighters

In September, the New York-based Wooster Group theater collective will come for a two-week residency and performances in including “THE B-SIDE: ‘Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons’ A Record Album Interpretation,” a live reconstruction of the 1965 LP record that documented work songs, blues, spirituals, preaching, and ‘toasts’ from inmates in Texas’ then-segregated agricultural prison farms.

Other shows include a collaboration of choreographers Jon Boogz and Lil Buck and Third Coast Percussion that blends street dance and percussion music.

In January comes “The Great Flood,” a collaboration between filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and guitarist and composer Bill Frisell inspired by the 1927 Mississippi Delta catastrophe. The performance is in tandem with UT’s Visual Art Center exhibition “Bill Morrison: Cycles & Loops.”



Film still from "The Great Flood"
Film still from “The Great Flood”

“The ambitious productions in Texas Performing Arts’ 40th Season move Austin on to the national stage for creative new work” said Texas Performing Arts Executive and Artistic Director Bob Bursey.  “These visionary artists provide insight and inspiration for rebuilding from the COVID-19 pandemic and unlocking the potential of Texas Performing Arts’ next 40 years.”

For season ticket information see texasperformingarts.org/events


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