ARCOS Performance | A Gastroaesthetic Adventure with Dance Installed
ARCOS performance—one evening only!
Life ain’t always sweet, that’s for certain. And let’s face it: Not everything tickles your fancy, turns your crank, trips your trigger. But what if you could snap your fingers to change your taste, just like that—even if only for an evening?
At Tasteful: A Gastroæsthetic Adventure with Dance Installed, our audience is invited to dress as their most bizarre alter egos, transform their tongues with the berry of the synsepalum dulcificum plant and experiment with unusual food and drink, and witness feats of terpsichorean folly that will tear their few remaining perceptions asunder. Join us.
8pm on May 19 at the Museum of Human Achievement (near Canopy).
Tickets: $10 at the door.
The ARCOS PRESENTS series debuts as part of our training and development program: the ARCOS directors mentor emerging artists through the process of producing their own work. This inaugural event features a collective called the anxious 20yr olds, with an evening-length work, THIS ISN’T NEW, exploring what it means to be American in 2017.
May 20, 4PM + 7PM
Maple Street Dance Space, Albuquerque
Our short film Eventual Vestige will get its first public screening in SHIFT | Medium, a vibrant, one-night showing of live contemporary dance, multimedia dance, and dance film hosted by Albuquerque’s SHIFT | DANCE, a collective co-directed by ARCOS artist (and guest workshop instructor) Kelsey Paschich.
The Warriors: A Love Story at Blanton Museum’s SoundSpace
Sunday, June 4, 2–4PM | FREE
Atrium of the Blanton Museum of Art
The SoundSpace series at University of Texas’ Blanton Museum of Art presents a program next month addressing the experience of refugees. Alongside other artists approaching the issue, ARCOS will perform a suite of pieces from The Warriors: A Love Story, featuring archival audio of Ursula Gray describing how she survived the bombing of Dresden and worked to build a new life in the United States with her American husband Glenn.
An excerpt of ARCOS’ virtual reality dance piece (twelve-twelve-thirty) will be presented at this year’s Fusebox Festival, as part of a curated VR experience called Spam’s the Internet: The Restaurant.
ARCOS offers the Dance Artist Development Award (DADA) in recognition of the critical need for financial support to enable independent artists working at the professional level to expand their creative horizons. The award is intended to give dance artists in Austin the opportunity to take a risk by exploring methods beyond their established practices.
ARCOS welcomes local artist Candice Schnurr for a special edition of Class + Coffee on April 6.
Thursday, 4/6 from 10–11:30am
$10 at Austin School of Classical Ballet (4624 Burnet Rd.)
Candice Schnurr received her BFA from SUNY Purchase College and went on to collaborate with a number of dance artists in New York from 2003-2014. Her influences include study with the Trisha Brown Company and six years of exclusive training in Gaga with LeeSaar the Company and members of Batsheva Dance Company. Candice has taught at Dance New Amsterdam, Mark Morris Dance School, SUNY Purchase College, and the Juilliard School as well as for the cast of the off-Broadway immersive show Sleep No More.
Class is a guided investigation of the possibilities within your unique body. Respond to evocative imagery and verbal cues in a continuous journey across the layers of bone, muscle, fluid, and skin.
Erica Gionfriddo will perform a new duet with actor Judd Farris at CounterCurrent Festival in Houston. Performed on a four-by-four-foot raised cube with other pieces in the Ten Tiny Dances®program, Spelunking explores ideas we are developing for an upcoming project that employs a coded movement language: here, the performers must determine if they can trust one another and, using veiled speech and subtle physical gestures, relay an important message.
ARCOS will be presenting alongside imaginative work makers Charles O. Anderson, John Beasant III, Roxanne Claire, Courtney D. Jones, Alisa Mittin, SpareWorks.dance (Amber Ortega-Perez + Charles Perez), Joshua L. Peugh/Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Sixto Wagan, and Connor Walsh.