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Tales of a Blerd Ballerina

Presented by The VORTEX at The VORTEX, Austin TX

Jan 13 - 30 2022
Tales of a Blerd Ballerina

A choreopoem of stories told with humor, dance, and music, Tales of a Blerd Ballerina centers the Black Nerd (Blerd) experience in a piece about cultural pride and yearning in a world that often limits Black identity.

This dynamic new theatrical work weaves concepts from the Afro-Diaspora and style of Jazz Aesthetics into stories of growing up as a Blerd child of the 80’s. Written and performed by Valoneecia Tolbert. Directed by Florinda Bryant. Choreography by Sadé M. Jones.

ADMISSION INFO

Box ($15.00 – $35.00)
Side ($15.00 – $35.00)
Main ($15.00 – $35.00)

Blue Star Theatre: Discounts for Military, Veterans, and their families.

Radical Rush Free Tickets: Limited free tickets for each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released one hour before the show –in-person only.

Contact: 5124785282

Email: alex@vortexrep.org

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jan 13, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 14, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 15, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 16, 2022 at 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm (Sun)
  • Jan 20, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 21, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 22, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 23, 2022 at 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm (Sun)
  • Jan 26, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 27, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 28, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 29, 2022 at 08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 30, 2022 at 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

Venue: The Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage @ The VORTEX

Advanced Reservations Recommended.  Limited seating.

Where: The Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage @The VORTEX

2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

Free Parking. Bus Route.

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm for hand-crafted cocktails.

Patrizi’s @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm with delicious homemade Italian food.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

The VORTEX

2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722

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Dates and Times

Thu, Jan 13, 2022

8:00 pm at The VORTEX

Fri, Jan 14, 2022

8:00 pm at The VORTEX

Sat, Jan 15, 2022

8:00 pm at The VORTEX

Sun, Jan 16, 2022

6:00 pm at The VORTEX

Thu, Jan 20, 2022

8:00 pm at The VORTEX

MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM

 

The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.

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