BLiPSWiTCH

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Revolve: A Movement Display

Friday, September 13 - Saturday, September 14

Charles Johnson House | 404 Atlanta St. Austin, TX

We are happy to announce that BLiPSWiTCH will be creating a new two-hour continuous movement installation to premiere at the fourth annual Revolve: A Movement Display.

 

PAST PROJECTS


On the Skids

March 20-23, 2019 | Motion Media Arts Center. Austin, TX

Born from an examination of urban sprawl throughout Austin and the world, On the Skids dwelled in the liminal spaces, exploring the changes in our spacial and cultural landscapes and how those thresholds of time effect our own personal transformations.

Graphic Design: Taryn Lavery

Graphic Design: Taryn Lavery

 

Still Life III: Bathhouse | Marathon Performance + Fundraiser Party

February 9, 2019 | Sertodo Copper, Austin, TX

BLiPSWiTCH hosted a one-day-only choreographed marathon dance performance and fundraiser in support of our 2019 season. Still Life III: Bathhouse was performed all day by BLiPSWiTCH directors Taryn Lavery and Alex Miller within a site-specific installation of bathroom sets. The performance was followed by a fundraiser party with food from Chef Juan Llano (Patakon Catering) and live performances by Austin-based music artists: Sweet SpiritTrying Science and The SidePiece Collective. A huge thank you to Sertodo Copper for generously hosting our event!

Still Life III: Bathhouse —the third installment of our Still Life series— continued the exploration of relationships between humans and mundane inanimate objects found within the American household, commenting on constructed gender normalizations society places upon specific people and objects.

 

A Period Piece | Ready/Set/Go!’s Dance Salon: Humoresque

November 16-18, 2018 | First Street Studio. Austin, TX

BLiPSWiTCH created A Period Piece to be presented among nine other humor-themed dance works.

Photo: Sarah Annie Navarrete

Photo: Sarah Annie Navarrete

 

BLiPSWiTCH presents Offbeat VII

October 25, 2018 | Flitch Coffee. Austin, TX

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Still Life II: A Study of the Study | Revolve: A Movement Display

September 21 - 22, 2018 | Austin, TX

Still Life II: A Study of the Study was the second room in our Still Life series (first launched for the inaugural Revolve, 2016). This continuous two-hour movement installation examined the ideology of gender roles in the 19th century, while making light of upper class posturing through movement concepts and gestures.

 

hone \ rile

May 16-19, 2018 | Austin, TX

hone \ rile examined the friction between the material world and an idealized reality recreated through thoughts and hope. Held inside a vacant design showroom, alongside an original score performed live by composers Michael Brown and Alan Kahler of Solid State Dream Suit, six dancers animated themes of exhaustion, struggle and repeated failure through stamina, dynamism, tenderness and vulnerability.

Graphic Design: Jon Windham

Graphic Design: Jon Windham

hone \ rile received a 2018 artist grant from Jennifer Sherburn, made possible by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

 

BLiPSWiTCH presents Offbeat VI

April 12, 2018 | Austin, TX

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Dislocate

March 23 - 24, 2018 | Center Stage Theater. Santa Barbara, CA

Dislocate was produced by Meredith Cabaniss/SELAH and featured BLiPSWiTCH and Smashworks Dance Collective (NYC).

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BLiPSWiTCH Presents Offbeat V - L.A.

March 22, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

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Shoestring

December 13-16, 2017 | Austin, TX

Shoestring brought contemporary dance together with a live instrumental jazz quartet, led by pianist Red Young. Each night featured new musicians alongside the seven dancers. The choreography explored the complex textures of the jazz genre, while leaving moments to expand into improvisation for in-the-moment conversations between the dancers and musicians.

Graphic Design: Jon Windham, Photo: Sarah Annie Navarrete

Graphic Design: Jon Windham, Photo: Sarah Annie Navarrete

 

BLiPSWiTCH Presents Offbeat IV

October 19, 2017 | Austin, TX

Graphic Design: Taryn Lavery, Photo: Sarah Annie Navarrete

Graphic Design: Taryn Lavery, Photo: Sarah Annie Navarrete

 

oblique | Revolve: A Movement Display

September 23, 2017 | Austin, TX

oblique explored vanity and perception in a two-hour movement installation created and performed by Shanna Fragen, Taryn Lavery, Alex Miller, Clay Moore, Sarah Navarrete & Lucy Wilson.

Original score by Josh Kavanaugh.

Photo: SWNG Productions

Photo: SWNG Productions

 

Roheline | 11:11:08

June 7-10, 2017 | Austin, TX

Eleven Eleven was an eleven month project produced by Jennifer SherburnNatalie George Productions with "a mission to embrace the community in which it resides, open the doors wide for artistic collaborations, deeply consider the space specific to each production and create provocative, fearless live performance". BLiPSWiTCH was selected as the artist in residence for the eighth installment-- Roheline was choreographically collaborated on by Taryn Lavery and Jennifer Sherburn.

Graphic Design:  Jon Windham

Graphic Design: Jon Windham

 

Diet Fizz Radio

May 3-6, 2017 | Austin, TX

BLiPSWiTCH's first evening length work, Diet Fizz Radio, centered around the resurgence of 1990's pop culture in today's society, exploring the parallels between the political climates of then and now, as well as the music, fashion, advertisements and literary references of the time. We brought on 13 talented dancers, 3 guest choreographers and commissioned an original score by four different composers. 

Graphic Design: Jimmy Watkins, Photos: Sarah Annie Navarrete

Graphic Design: Jimmy Watkins, Photos: Sarah Annie Navarrete

 


Offbeat: Cocktail Fundraiser Edition

February 23, 2017 | Austin, TX

Graphic Design: Taryn Lavery

Graphic Design: Taryn Lavery

 

 Still Life 375° | Revolve: A Movement Display

November 4, 2016 | Austin, TX

Still Life 375° Created and performed by Alex Miller, Taryn Lavery, Lucy Wilson & Nathan Brumbaugh. Original score by Jesse Wilson.

"Viewing the scene from outside the door frame was like looking into a peephole diorama, with scale and context contributing to the glow and vibrancy of a quirky interior world."  - Jonelle Seitz, Austin Chronicle  

Photos: Andrew Masi,  SWNG Productions

Photos: Andrew Masi, SWNG Productions

 

 BLiPSWiTCH Presents OFFBEAT at the Sahara Lounge

September 29, 2016 | Sahara Lounge, Austin, TX 

 

Foreign Phone Number | Sling Dance Project presents Boundless

July 15-16, 2016  | The Off Center, Austin, TX

 

 Offbeat Duets

May 12, 2016 | Sahara Lounge, Austin, TX

Graphic Design:  Taylor Kirk

Graphic Design: Taylor Kirk

 

 Foreign Phone Number | Austin Dance Festival

March 5, 2016 | Austin Ventures Studio Theatre, Austin, TX

 

 dance nature / nature dance

November 22, 2015 | Ricky Guerrero Park, Austin, TX