Before This Was Texas, an in-progress showing

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 7:00pm

Visual Arts Center

Free and Open to the Public

Before This Was Texas
From a previous Generic Ensemble Company performance, Stuck on Gee-Dot

The Generic Ensemble Company stretches the boundaries of both form and content through a collaborative process that presents bodies that are still marginal in U.S. theatre and dance today in performance. Using collaborative ensemble work to create dramatic movement based on poetry by Austin-based poet Kimberly Alidio, Before This Was Texas explores bodies crossing borders and our relationship to Central Texas.

The Generic Ensemble Company embraces experimental approaches in both the rehearsal room and final performances by asking complex theoretical questions based on rigorous scholarship. They believe that creative work is a source to mine profound discourse and strategies for social change. Theory, praxis, and aesthetics are interconnected and equally integral to create a powerful, successful work. The collective is made up of both UT-affiliated and non-affiliated people.