BLiPSWiTCH

- A COLLABORATIVE MOVEMENT -


UPCOMING


Fever

Friday, September 13 - Saturday, September 14

Charles Johnson House | 404 Atlanta St. Austin, TX

BLiPSWiTCH will be creating a new two-hour continuous movement installation to premiere at the fourth annual Revolve: A Movement Display. Fever will explore the parallel and divergent realities of our dreams and the power of a time and space that is not yet tangible, but lives in infinite possibility.

 

PAST PROJECTS


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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.

 
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Still Life III: Bathhouse

February 9, 2019

Sertodo Copper, Austin, TX

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. Bathhouse was performed for eight hours by BLiPSWiTCH directors Taryn Lavery and Alex Miller as part of BLiPSWiTCH’s 2019 season fundraiser.

 
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A Period Piece

Ready/Set/Go 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.

 
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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

Charles Johnson House. Austin, TX

Still Life II: A Study of the Study was the second room in our Still Life series. 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. Original Score by Jesse Wilson.

 
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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.

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.

 
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BLiPSWiTCH presents

Offbeat VI

April 12, 2018

DYLAN WYLDE. Austin, TX

 
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Dislocate

March 23 - 24, 2018

Center Stage Theater. Santa Barbara, CA

BLiPSWiTCH was hosted at “Dislocate” by producer Meredith Cabaniss alongside SELAH Dance (CA) and Smashworks Dance Collective (NYC). We presented Foreign Phone Number (2016) and an excerpt from Shoestring (2017).

 
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BLiPSWiTCH presents

Offbeat V

March 22, 2018

Los Angeles, CA

 
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Shoestring

December 13-16, 2017

KC Grey Home. 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.

A portion of all ticket sales supported HAAM— Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

 
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BLiPSWiTCH presents

Offbeat IV

October 19, 2017

Austin, TX

 
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Revolve: A Movement Display

September 23, 2017

Charles Johnson House. Austin, TX

oblique explored vanity and perception in a two-hour movement installation with original score by Josh Kavanaugh.

 

Roheline

11:11:08

June 7-10, 2017

Dimension Gallery. Austin, TX

BLiPSWiTCH was selected as the artist in residence for the eighth installment of the Eleven Eleven project, produced by Jennifer Sherburn & Natalie 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". Roheline was choreographically collaborated on by Taryn Lavery and Jennifer Sherburn.

Audiences voted BLiPSWiTCH to receive the Eleven Eleven grant to develop Roheline into an evening length work— which would become hone \ rile— in 2018.

 

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.

Diet Fizz Radio was nominated in four categories of the 2017 Austin Critics Table Awards— Choreography, Sound, Lighting, and Dancer.

 

BLiPSWiTCH presents

Offbeat III

February 23, 2017

Austin, TX

 
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Still Life 375°

Revolve: A Movement Display

November 4, 2016

Charles Johnson House. Austin, TX

The first in what would become our Still Life series— exploring systemic gender roles placed on us by society— this two hour movement installation was 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

 

BLiPSWiTCH presents OFFBEAT II

September 29, 2016

Sahara Lounge. Austin, TX

 

Foreign Phone Number

Sling Dance Project presents “Boundless

July 15-16, 2016

The Off Center. Austin, TX

 

May 12, 2016

Sahara Lounge. Austin, TX

This performance was the inaugural of what would become our “Offbeat” series— hosting and presenting a new set of artists within the local community each time. We asked selected dancers/choreographers to work with at least one artist outside the realm of dance to create, within a month, an original work for a one-night-only performance held in an unconventional space.

 

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Austin Dance Festival

March 5, 2016

Austin Ventures Studio Theatre. Austin, TX

 

Clubhouse

dance nature / nature dance

November 22, 2015

Ricky Guerrero Park. Austin, TX

Our first public choreographed work was performed on the rooftop of a local Austin park pavilion. Live accompaniment performed by Richard Millsap.