False Starts, Falls, Fouls, or The Art of Making Mistakes
by The Vortex

May. 16 - May. 19

 The Violet Crown Players and Diverse Space Dance Youth Theatre present False Starts, Falls, Fouls, or The Art of Making Mistakes, a new dance piece exploring the relationship to various forms of failure.

In researching this work, Diverse Space has examined the human tendency to avoid failure and the desire to protect loved ones from the results of “making mistakes.” The piece expresses ways in which attitudes of encouragement and learning through trial and error are far more productive and loving than the more common practice of immediately passing judgement.

This is Diverse Space Dance Youth Theatre’s gala performance for their season, which also takes as its theme “The Art of Making Mistakes.” Donations in support of the season can be made here: https://gofund.me/bf0539bb



About Toni Bravo:

Maria Antonieta (Toni) Bravo, originally from Mexico City and a naturalized American, has worked around the world as a dancer, arts educator, and choreographer since 1989. She trained as a dancer in Mexico, U.S.A., England, France, and Germany. She performed in various countries before settling in Austin, Texas. Her youth company annually travels to Europe to perform and train in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague. Her work is based on various dance and dance/theatre approaches. She also choreographs for dance festivals, theatre, and musical theatre productions.


Ms. Bravo "has been an exemplary force of action as a choreographer and as an arts educator in Austin for over 25 years." - Bloom ATX 


“Her choreographic fusion of international traditions and movement vocabularies has expanded our understanding of dance.” - Robert Fairies at Ms. Bravo’s Austin Arts Hall of Fame induction


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False Starts, Falls, Fouls, or The Art of Making Mistakes
by Toni Bravo
The Vortex

May 16 - May 19, 2024
The Vortex
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

May 16-19, 2024
Thursday - Saturday 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 6:00 p.m.
ASL interpretation Thursday May 16



5307 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722
Tickets $15-$37: vortexrep.org