Creating & Performing
'1000 FOREST GORILLAS IN KANSAS'(2015-2016)
Award-winning performance collaboration with Natalie George
Performers: Ellen Bartel, Jason Phelps, Elaine Dove, Noel Gaulin, Dallas Tate, Amy Myers, Tim Mateer, and Randi Leigh Turkin
Austin Chronicle 2015 Review
CTX Live Theatre Review
'THE SOUND THAT SHOOK THE WORLD' (2015)
Duet with Jason Phelps FronteraFest Short Fringe- Best of the Week
BIRD DREAM DANCES AND SONGS (1982 to the present) “A work being performed throughout my lifetime”
SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS (1986 to the present) Austin; An ongoing project with performance artist Beverly Bajema. Seasonal daily practices culminating in performances, rituals, installations presented on the solstices and equinoxes.Gold Show/Rose Show (2013 and 2014)
GOLD SHOW/ ROSE SHOW (2013 and 2014) Performance collaborations with Julie Nathanielsz, Nick Hennies, Elaine Dove and Jason Phelps
PRETTY BEE AND OTHER TRANSLATIONS (2012) a collaboration
with Natalie George. Two duets are performed back-to-back, each a translation of the other. An experiment in breaking the traditional roles of technician, designer, and performer.
NATURAL HISTORY (2012) inspired by Pliny the Elder’s writings on insects and birds. With Tom Bickley, Nancy Beckman, The Meridian Gallery, San Francisco
ORACLE BONES (2011) a collaboration with Pauline Oliveros (accordion/eis), Ione (spoken word/sonic vocals), & Mia Masaoks (koto/electronics).
Concert honoring Pauline Oliveros Miller Theatre, Columbia University.
WHEN THE SHOES SING THEIR FINEST SONG Fusebox (2010) A duet with Travis Weller (viola). A collaboratively composed suite of miniatures with origins in spontaneous improvisation. Moments of sound, movement and visuals hover in a spare and open landscape.
THE SOUND OF PAPER Austin New Music Co-op/Electrons and Phonons (2009). “I have always loved the sound of various papers being moved and used. This piece combines an interest in amplifying and magnifying the smaller slower and often more subtle movements and sounds in our lives.”
NOW WHAT HAPPENS, Fusebox Festival (2009)
What happens when an ancient Qi Gong master does the hula?
What happens when the slowest movement is amplified?
What happens when the sensing body is the score?
What happens when pigs and people get together?
PIGZ R US, Ears, Eyes + Feet, the University of Texas (2008) with Luis Passos. An investigation into the quirky sounds and movements of a mechanical toy and the unexpected interactions between humans, mechanics and technology. Utilizing live processing of sound in the moment of performance and playing with the random improvisational results.
SSSH! Solo dance improvisation with Quartet at The Quiet Music Ensemble at the University of Cork, Ireland (2008)
THE GREAT DISAPPEARING ACT collaboration with Beverly Bajema Austin (2007) “A couple of months ago daddy disappeared”. An investigation into the process of loss and grief.
WHOSE WHO’S WHO a genre bending duo with composer/trombonist Monique Buzzarté at The Deep Listening Convergence Troy NY(2007)
IMPROVISATIONS with The Deep Listening Performance Convergence, Troy, New York. Performing with: cellist Brigitte Meyer (Switz.); trombonist Stuart Dempster (Seattle); composer Kim McCarthy (Chicago) (2007)
SECOND LIFE at The International Society for Improvised Music Conference in Chicago. Interactive live and virtual performance using Second Life with Pauline Oliveros (new music pioneer) and spoken word artist Ione. (2007)
DREAMLESS SLEEP (2005) collaboration with Pauline Oliveros and Ione for Deep Listening Palace in Santa Fe New Mexico; A Ceremonial Performance For Peace
BIRDS, HATS & OTHER THINGS for Women & Identity Festival at Deep Listening Space NY (2004) collaboration with Monique Buzzarté (trombone) Pauline Oliveros (accordion)
CHICKEN AND BEANS collaboration with Leticia Rodriguez Austin (2003) Where do our Jewish and Latino roots merge?
IN THE WEE HOURS collaboration with Mike Arnold and Tim Mateer Austin (2000)“No Dream Is A Bad Dream”
ACCORDION FAN WALK piece created for The Lunar Opera by author Ione and composer Pauline Oliveros at The Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors Festival 2000 (NYC); also co-choreographer for full production
LIGHT DAY DARK NIGHT collaboration with Diana Prechter, Mike Arnold, Bill Jeffers (poet) Austin (1999) Dances and text inspired by the eternal, and constantly changing cycle of day passing into night
HOT FLASH A Comic Coming of Age Tragedy collaboration with CK McFarland Austin (1997)
BRAVING IT (1996) Stories and dances about personal courage. Included is an interview with my grandmother who was a suffragette. She died on Aprils Fools day 1995, one month before her 99th birthday
DIVINE LUNACY (1993-94) Austin, Las Vegas New Mexico and Taos New Mexico; A Human Cartoon with dancer Jean Fogel Zee
THE GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT (1992) Austin; collaboration with Jean Fogel Zee, Mike Arnold, Bill Jeffers. Performance on a large mound of Texas soil.
WISHES (1991) Austin; with Bill Jeffers, Sally Jacques, Mike Arnold; Jean Fogel Zee; “Everyone Wishes” Snakes, young people, first lovers, sponges.
MAGGS THE 10,000 YEAR OLD WOMAN (1988-90) Austin; text based solo performance piece with script by the late screenwriter Warren Skarren
THE BIG TABLE IN THE PALACE (1986-87) Austin; Houston with Mike Arnold, David Art, Gretchen Phillips, Fritz Blau, John Farry, Tom Giebink “I want to sit with you, I want to listen to you, I want to know what your life is like. Hey!”
WATCHING FROM THE SHE-PALACE (1985) Austin; Performance based on Gold’s novella of the same name. The story of a young woman coming into her own power.
WINDY AND TOTEMS (1983) Austin. Dances based on the changing winds and their force in the body, and dances based on states of awareness.
COLLABORATIONS (1976-1982) NYC and Austin with Phil James (composer, pianist)
Participation in other artists’ work
Julie Nathanielsz/The Meeting Point (2009-20). At the Blanton Museum of Art; Fusebox Festival; Mercury Hall.
Variations IV (2012) John Cage 100 Year Birthday Celebration, Austin New Music Coop and Austin Chamber Music Center
The Great Learning: Paragraphs 1-7 (2011) Cornelius Cardew, Austin New Music Coop
64 Beds by Sally Jacques (1988) Austin
Careography by Beverly Bajema (1986) Austin
In Mary’s House by Tina Marsh (1985) Austin
An Opera Party by Beverley Bajema (1984) Austin
The Deborah Hay Dance Company (1980-1985) Principal member, touring and performing throughout the US
Simone Forti (1975-1976) improvisational dance
Jean Dupuy (1976) participated in a number of his performance-art happenings, NYC
Robert Wilson performance company for The Life And Times Of Joseph Stalin (1973), Brooklyn Academy of Music
Quena Company (1973-75) Open Theatre Ensemble NYC
The Royal Danish Ballet (1964) NYC
The Leningrad Kirov Ballet (1963) NYC
The Bolshoi Ballet (1962) performed at The Metropolitan Opera House, Madison Square Garden, and in Philadelphia