Conceived and directed by Charles O. Anderson
Presented in partnership with Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and Fusebox Festival
(Re)current Unrest is an evening-length immersive performance installation ‘ritual’ built on the sonic foundation of Steve Reich’s three earliest works: It’s Gonna Rain (parts 1 and 2), Come Out and Pendulum. This work, created over a two-year development period, utilizes movement, media and powerful imagery to meditate on the “American Dream” and Black nihilism, borne of the current racially charged moment.
An investigation of legacy, authorship and the history of Black art and protest through the lens of the erasure of the Africanist presence in Reich’s compositions, (Re)current Unrest explores the kinesthetic state of unrest – the condition of unease, discontent and social disturbance. This physical state of agitation represents “staying woke.” To stay woke refers to an intangible level of awareness about community issues and social justice.
Contains mature content and themes. Suitable for audiences 17+.
Performances of (Re)current Unrest will be live streamed October 10-11, 2020. Additional details will be available in the coming weeks regarding instructions to view the virtual event.
In an effort to promote accessibility, all Texas Theatre and Dance performances in the 2020/2021 Season will be available at pay-what-you-can pricing, including the option to view performances free of charge. Pay-what-you-can ticketing for (Re)current Unrest is now available here: https://hornraiser.utexas.edu/project/21652
Learn more about our upcoming production of (Re)current Unrest here: https://bit.ly/2QG4zAm
Learn more about Charles O. Anderson here: http://www.charlesoanderson.me/