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October 20th, 2020, 5:15 and 6:15 

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Murmur

Four live collaborative dance works, curated by Alexa Capareda, shaped by our here and now and reactive to the landscape and flourishing environment of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Works by Alexa Capareda (with Brent Baldwin) Lisa del Rosario-Hueske (with Adam Bedell), Taryn Lavery (with Michael Brown), and Erica Saucedo (with Bonnie Cox).

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Tonight's program is part of a year-long series of performances, workshops, and interactive installations that explore the connection between native plants and sound. This project marks an emerging partnership between the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a major botanical garden and research center in Austin, TX, and Collide Arts, an organization known for its site-specific performances and installations. Sound Garden aims to attract new audiences to the Wildflower Center, help visitors engage with sound and the natural world in new ways, and create a platform for local artists to premiere work that responds to the most diverse collection of native Texas plants.


PROGRAM

atmósfera3

Movement and sound influenced by the forms and shapes of nature—its tangled curlicues, complex anatomical geometries, strangeness, and sublimeness. A structured improvisation attuned to the nuances of the prevailing environment. 

Dance: Alexa Capareda

Sound: Brent Baldwin

Stirring Up, Pt. II

A dance created live - rooted in the deep-felt personal expression of the present and the landscape. This piece is the development of a dance film collaboration by Lisa del Rosario and Adam Bedell for BLiPSWiTCH's participation in the Shock the Vote ATX community-building campaign. 

Performer: Lisa del Rosario

Composer: Adam Bedell

un|doing

Featuring read adaptations from Terry Tempest Williams's "A Burning Testament"

Dance: Taryn Lavery

Music: Michael Brown

(nest)eggs

it arrives to us
we attune to it
only partially 

Performers: Erica Patricia Saucedo, Bonnie Cox

Composer/Musician: Ále Acevedo

 


BIOS


Brent Baldwin is an award-winning conductor, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger, and composer.
As director & bandleader, Baldwin has extensively toured the U.S., Europe, South America, & Asia, and has directed/performed over seventy world premieres. Collaborations include Big Star Third, Trail of Dead, Peter Buck & Mike Mills (R.E.M.), M. Ward, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Golden Hornet, Austin Chamber Music Center, Alejandro Escovedo, Adrian Quesada (Black Pumas), Tommy Stinson (The Replacements), Roky Erickson, Roomful of Teeth, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Shulamit Ran & Caroline Shaw. The Austin Critics’ Table Awards granted Best Choral Performance to the Baldwin-directed Mozart Requiem Undead. He has been featured on the cover of the national publication The Voice, awarded “Best Choral Wrangler” by the Austin Chronicle, and showcased in front of 50,000 music fans in Taiwan at the Taichung Jazz Festival. He has acted as Music Curator for UT’s Blanton Museum of Art, guest conductor for the Victoria Bach Festival, and featured performer for Fusebox Festival. 
Baldwin-affiliated projects and ensembles continue to garner awards and nominations from the Austin Critics’ Table. He currently serves as artistic director for Panoramic Voices.

Alexa Capareda, dance artist-choreographer-instructor, began studying ballet in her native Philippines, furthered her training in Austin and Montreal, and danced professionally with Balet Bratislava in Slovakia. Alexa has worked in Austin since 2013 with Performa/Dance, ARCOS, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Jennifer Sherburn, BLiPSWiTCH, Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, Austin Camerata, LOLA Austin, sound artists Steve Parker, Brent Baldwin of Panoramic Voices, and Henna Chou, and visual artist Tom Suhler. She is Ballet Master for Ballet Austin II and the Butler Fellows and Co-Producer with Frank Wo/Men Collective. She was a prizewinner at the 2013 Festival of Choreographic Miniatures in Serbia and recipient of the 2017 Austin Critics Table Award for Excellence as Dancer. She has a BA English, minor in Theater and Dance from UT-Austin.

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Taryn Lavery, a Utah native, fuses her classical background with a desire to revitalize modern dance for broader audiences, extracting a new form of contemporary performance. She is a dancer with multimedia dance company, ARCOS, works regularly with Jennifer Sherburn and freelances throughout Austin. Taryn is a founder and co-director of Austin's BLiPSWiTCH, a project-based dance company focused on collaboration and site-specific works as an avenue to community expansion.

Michael Brown is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Austin, Texas whose musical background includes live music performance, production, and band development, as well as composition for modern dance and film. His writing involves genre-bending flavors inspired by folk and contemporary music, often implemented through electronic synthesis and psychedelic coloring.

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Lisa del Rosario is a multifaceted artist - dancer, teacher, choreographer, outdoor enthusiast, and Feldenkrais Teacher®. She teaches at Ballet Austin and Austin Feldenkrais®. Lisa is a native Texan and has been dancing professionally in this great city of Austin for over two decades with many independent choreographers including Ellen Bartel, Alyson Dolan, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Sharon Marroquin, Rosalyn Nasky, Lauren Tietz, herself, and companies including Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre, BLiPSWiTCH, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co., Ready/Set/Go, and Sheep Army.

Adam Bedell  </ˈæd^m bə’dɛl/> Percussionist, Professor, Chamber Musician, Composer, Tinkerer, Instrument Builder, Microcontroller Enthusiast, Foster Father, Native Michigander

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Erica Saucedo is a dance artist and educator based in Austin, Texas. A current M.F.A. candidate in Dance and Social Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, Erica’s research is a curious exploration and celebration of brownness. Dedicated to building community through dance, she is enlivened by pursuing collaborative arts-based projects that strive for fearless inquiry, affective curiosity, socio-political irreverence, and shameless bodies. www.ericasaucedo.com

Chicana dance artist Bonnie Cox explores identity and social phenomena through performance, choreography, and pedagogy. She currently serves as the Director of Dance at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, and Co-Director of Geografía, a dance festival that centralizes the work of Latinx dance artists in Texas. Bonnie received her MFA in dance from The University of Colorado Boulder in 2018 and BFA from Texas State University in 2011. Her writings are published in “Chiricú Journal of Latina/o Literatures, Arts and Cultures.”


      

COLLIDE  is generously supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc, the Texas Music Office, the REA Charitable Trust, and the Mid America Arts Alliance. Sound Garden was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from the Helen F. Whitaker Fund, the Aaron Copland