Tapestry Dance Company presents Austintatious Too!, October 17 - 20 in Rollins Studio Theatre.
Utilizing a soundtrack of Austin musicians past and present, Austintatious is a tour of Austin’s carousing spots (originally premiering in 2002), starting early in the evening “On the Banks of Auditorium Shores” (the original name) and winding up at “2:00 AM, Somewhere on Sixth Street.” These superbly performed and choreographed pieces capture the spirit of some of Austin’s premier haunts.
Take “One Too Many at the Broken Spoke,” a drunken riff of a Texas two-step set to the Derailers tune “Country-a-Go-Go,” featuring casual, wobbly-legged, and, well, wasted-looking choreography that belies the control and technique required of the dancers. “Last Call,” with music by Guy Forsyth, is a full-company blowout of frenetic, synchonized tap rhythms encapsulating the blind flurry of those minutes before the bar closes. “Crashin’ the Party,” a soft-shoe tap anthem set to the asylum Street Spankers’ jazzy, upbeat “Cakewalk” spotlights the formidable Acia Gray, Tapestry’s co-founder and artistic director, whose presence “stuns like a stiff right hook from the moment she struts onstage,” (The Austin Chronicle, Oct 2002).
ABOUT TAPESTRY DANCE COMPANY
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary and a Long Center Resident Company, Tapestry Dance is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded in 1989 for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education, and is home to the only full-time, repertory tap dance company in North America. TDC is home to resident artists from around the glove, one of the oldest annual international tap dance festivals in the world, education outreach programs as well as a pre-professional and adult training facility sharing the unique training syllabus of founders Acia Gray and Deirdre Strand with a new location at 2015 East Riverside Drive here in Austin. Visit tapestry.org for more info.
Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.