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TPA TO GO: PERFORMANCE AT YOUR PLACE

(RE)CURRENT UNREST

Conceived and directed by Charles O. Anderson

October 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. | Virtual Performance

Presented in partnership with Fusebox Festival

Texas Performing Arts presents TPA TO GO, a mini-series of online, interactive performances made for the moment by artists with humor, courage, and fresh perspectives. 

(Re)current Unrest is an evening-length immersive performance installation ‘ritual’ built on the sonic foundation of Steve Reich’s three earliest works: It’s Gonna Rain (parts 1 and 2), Come Out and Pendulum. This work, created over a two-year development period, utilizes movement, media and powerful imagery to meditate on the “American Dream” and Black nihilism, borne of the current racially charged moment.

An investigation of legacy, authorship and the history of Black art and protest through the lens of the erasure of the Africanist presence in Reich’s compositions, (Re)current Unrest explores the kinesthetic state of unrest -  the condition of unease, discontent and social disturbance. This physical state of agitation represents “staying woke.” To stay woke refers to an intangible level of awareness about community issues and social justice. 

Contains mature content and themes. Suitable for audiences 17+.

In an effort to promote accessibility, all Texas Theatre and Dance performances in the 2020/2021 Season will be available at pay-what-you-can pricing, including the option to view performances free of charge. We welcome all communities during these difficult times and encourage those who are able to lend their support to ensure the continuation of the arts for future generations.

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  • Cost: Pay What You Can

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  • Name: Texas Performing Arts
  • Texas Performing Arts is the performing arts presenting program of The University of Texas at Austin and operates campus venues including Bass Concert Hall and McCullough Theatre.  It is the home of the Lexus Broadway in Austin series. In calendar year 2019 Bass Concert Hall had the highest number of tickets sold of any theater in Austin, was #2 in the State of Texas and #22 in the world, according to industry publication Pollstar. Following a national search, Tony Award-winning producer Bob Bursey was appointed Executive Director in January, 2020.