In Conversation with Deborah Hay

In celebration of Hay’s archive recently coming to the Ransom Center, join Hay and her archival collaborator, Laurent Pichaud, for a conversation about what it means to document dance.

“What my body can do is limited. This is not a bad thing because how I choreograph frees me from those limitations. Writing is then how I reframe and understand the body through my choreography.” — Deborah Hay

Seating is limited, please RSVP. Please note that a reservation does not guarantee a seat. Seats not claimed by 6:50 p.m. may be released.

Doors open | 6:30 p.m.

Program | 7 p.m., Prothro Theater, Ransom Center

For free tickets to the event at the Ransom Center on January 19:  

UT Texas Performing Arts presents: Cullberg — Works by Deborah Hay featuring music by Graham Reynolds, Jan. 28, 2023


Performance Date  - Sat, Jan 28, 2023

The Match at 2:00 p.m.

Horse, the solos at 7:30 p.m. featuring live music by Graham Reynolds

A performance of Hay’s 2004 masterpiece The Match will kick off a day of performance, discussion, and film screenings. This iconic work contains meditation-like exercises that invisibly bind the dancers to the material by establishing a mental, emotional, and bodily rigor visible in the performance. Time Out, New York proclaimed “The Match is a fascinating, vibrant battle of wits that unfolds through a silent score of movement.”

Horse, the solos, is a meditation on the climate crisis and modern survival, with new music by Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds. “Horse, the solos is choreographed in a manner that relies on an intuitive understanding of risk, efficiency, and survival. There is control in efficiency but not risk-taking. Combined they establish the conditions for [the work],” says Hay.  For its U.S. premiere, Graham Reynolds will perform the music live for the first time.  The program will open with a rare solo performance by Deborah Hay.

JAN 28, 2023 

1 p.m. Pre-performance conversation between Deborah Hay and Kirk Lynn, playwright and UT professor

2 p.m. Live performance of "The Match" by the Swedish company Cullberg

3 p.m. Post-performance discussion moderated by Madge Darlington, UT professor

7 p.m. Film screening of "Dear Dancer"

7:30 pm. Deborah Hay solo, "my choreographed body ... revisited" and U.S. premiere of "Horses, the solos" performed by Swedish company, Cullberg

9 p.m. Post-performance discussion by Leah Cox, UT professor

McCullough Theatre, 2390 Robert Dedman Dr.

Texas Performing Arts 22/23 Season