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