by Sky Candy
Jun. 20 - Jul. 03, 2015
Sky Candy is thrilled to announce the world premiere of Swings Asunder, directed by world-travelled dancer Nathan Brumbaugh. This avant garde aerial dance exploration of gender identity and self-worth will run June 20th - July 3rd, 2014 at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center.
A man cracks raw eggs and drinks them whole... Four women are contained by a metal cube, shifting within its bounds as it lifts into the air... Two men posture like peacocks as a herd of turtle-women drift nearby... Swings Asunder will draw from the lyricism of modern dance movement as well as the stylized, precise movements of gesture to create a world where gender roles shift fluidly within the same body and blow up to extreme proportions, identities develop, die, and are reborn anew, and perspectives shift through the courage of self exploration.
The cast of Swings Asunder includes Sky Candy performers Caroline Poe, Jamie Roberts, and Cory Allen, and guest artists Hailley Laurèn, Taryn Lavery, Amy Myers, and Leila Noone. The design team includes Composer Justin Sherburn, Set Designer Ia Ensterä, Lighting Designer Patrick Anthony, and Costume and Makeup Design by Wendy Sanders of Blood and Glitter Makeup.
Music by Justin Sherburn for Swings Asunder can be downloaded for free from his website www.montopolismusic.com.
Click to go to feature by Brandi Davis at The Daily Texan on-line
June 20 - July 03, 2015
701 Riverside at South First,
Austin, TX, 78704
Swings Asunder opens on Saturday June 20th, 2015 and will be held at The Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, located at 701 West Riverside Drive in downtown Austin. General Admission tickets are $25, VIP tickets are $50, and student and senior tickets are $10 (student and senior tickets only available at the door). There will be a limited number of $15 early bird tickets available online for each show. There are also discounted group ticket rates available for groups of 10+.
Saturday, June 20, 8 pm
Sunday, June 21, 2 & 8 pm
Thursday, June 25, 8 pm
Friday, June 26, 8 pm
Saturday, June 27, 2 & 8 pm
Sunday, June 28, 2 pm
Monday, June 29, 8 pm
Thursday, July 2, 8 pm
Friday, July 3, 8 pm
This production has been generously funded by The Creative Fund's Q Rental Subsidy Grant program. The Creative Fund is a funding mechanism that provides much needed support to local performing artists enabling them to further their creative endeavors.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.