Sky Candy, Austin’s premiere aerial and circus arts theatre company and studio, is proud to announce the world premiere of Swings Asunder, directed by world-travelled dancer Nathan Brumbaugh. This avant garde aerial dance exploration of gender identity and self-worth will run June 20th – July 3rd, 2015 at the Rollins Theater at the Long Center.
Swings Asunder will examine gender duality versus fluidity, and how we struggle to fit the molds of masculinity and femininity through life’s rites of passage. A man cracks raw eggs and drinks them whole… Four women are contained by a metal cube, shifting within its bounds as it lifts into the air… Two men posture like peacocks as a herd of turtle-women drift nearby… Swings Asunder will draw from the lyricism of modern dance movement as well as the stylized, precise movements of gesture to create a world where gender roles shift fluidly within the same body and blow up to extreme proportions, identities develop, die, and are reborn anew, and perspectives shift through the courage of self exploration.
The cast of Swings Asunder includes Sky Candy performers Chelsea Laumen, Caroline Poe, Jamie Roberts, and Cory Allen, and guest artists Hailley Laurèn, Taryn Lavery, Amy Myers, and Leila Noone. The design team includes Composer Justin Sherburn, Set Designer Ia Ensterä, Lighting Designer Patrick Anthony, and Costume and Makeup Design by Wendy Sanders of Blood and Glitter Makeup.
This production has been generously funded by The Creative Fund's Q Rental Subsidy Grant program. The Creative Fund is a funding mechanism that provides much needed support to local performing artists enabling them to further their creative endeavors.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
General Admission tickets are $25, VIP tickets are $50, and student and senior tickets are $10 (student and senior tickets only available at the door). There will be a limited number of $15 early bird tickets available online for each show. There are also discounted group ticket rates available for groups of 10+. Tickets can be purchased at http://thelongcenter.org.