I Understand Everything Better

Apr 13 - Apr 15

Event Details

  • Thu, Apr. 13
    7:00 pm
  • Fri, Apr. 14
    4:00 pm
  • Fri, Apr. 14
    7:00 pm
  • Sat, Apr. 15
    7:00 pm

18 and Up

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



Fusebox Festival presents I Understand Everything Better by David Neumann & Advanced Beginner Group, April 13 – 15 in Rollins Studio Theatre.

I Understand Everything Better is a deeply personal reflection on our impulse to report on calamity, the concurrence of unrelated events, and the body as evidence of a will having to let go. The multidisciplinary dance-based performance combines narrative, traditional Japanese Noh theater, and Neumann’s virtuosic movement and humor.

Created with Tei Blow (sound design), Sibyl Kempson (text), Chloe Z. Brown (lighting) and Christine Shallenberg (video design), and recent MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Mimi Lien (set). Performed by Neumann, Blow, and John Gasper and Jennifer Kidwell.

I Understand Everything Better takes choreographer Neumann’s already-wonderful touch for movement and the wry phrase and cuts it into diamonds . . . Neumann has just entered a triumphant next phase of his work . . . here he makes something for his company, Advanced Beginner Group, that feels genuinely important, both to the form and to minds of those who see it.”  — Time Out New York Winner of two Bessie Awards for Outstanding Production and outstanding Sound Design.

I Understand Everything Better was co-commissioned and co-presented by The Chocolate Factory Theater and Abrons Arts Center in April 2015. It had its world premiere at American Dance Institute (ADI) in March 2015.

  • Official website for Fusebox Festival
  • Reservations via Fusebox.com available to the general public from February 16.
  • All performances run about 70 minutes with no intermission.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.