Austin Workshop: Fall 2017

Being a Pig or a questionable formula for the practice of dance: a 10 day workshop conducted by Deborah Hay in Austin, Texas.

Through exercises in seeing/ relationship/stillness/being a pig/ and repetition, we will arrive, in a village atmosphere, in a co-choreographed dance.

“My work relies on the persistent presence of the questions, rendering useless a reliance on memory and anticipation.” -Deborah Hay

October 30 – Nov 10, 2017
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
for 15 mature performers

Applications open May 18, 2017 – Sep 25, 2017
Applicants will be notified by Sep 26, 2017
Tuition due in full Sep 27, 2017

For information and registration contact:
Amy Morrow

Accolades from 2016 US touring performances of Figure a Sea

"This Sublime New Dance Work Embraces Wonder" -- Siobhan Burke
The New York Times 10/7/2016
Performed by 20 dancers of the Cullberg Ballet, with an original score by Laurie Anderson, it’s one sublime hour of asking without needing to know.  [link to review...]

"Cullberg Ballet dazzles after 15-year absence from Bay Area" -- Allan Ulrich
Absent from the Bay Area for 15 years, Sweden’s famed Cullberg Ballet returned over the weekend, brandishing a new aesthetic policy and an extraordinary new work. By ministerial fiat, the troupe abandoned ballet for modernism several years ago, and if the fare at home is as challenging as Deborah Hay’s “Figure a Sea,” introduced here at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall on Saturday, Oct. 22, then Sweden has a national dance treasure on its hands. [link to review...

"Deborah Hay’s Figure a Sea Creates a Space for Reflection" -- Jane Rosenberg 
Seen and Heard International
Meditative, spare, hypnotic, fascinating, and tender – words that aptly express the experience of seeing Deborah Hay’s Figure a Sea. Her minimalist aesthetic combined with her insistence on the poetry of everyday movements forge a quiet yet compelling inner dialogue for every dancer, and offer the audience a window into the workings of each dancer’s mind and body. [link to review...]