Cold air wasn't the only thing that blew through town dramatically Tuesday night. The lineup for this year's edition of the Fusebox Festival did, too. In a party-cum-announcement at MASS Gallery, Fusebox founder and Artistic Director Ron Berry lifted the lid on who and what to expect for the ninth hybrid arts celebration, scheduled for April 17-28 at more than 15 different sites around the city. There's dance from New York City; performance art from Boulder, Colo.; theatre from the United Kingdom; interactive video from Brussels, Belgium; and plenty of boundary-busting work from right here in Austin. You can find the highlights below, but a more detailed rundown can be found on our Arts blog at austinchronicle.com/blogs/arts.
• Austin choreographer Deborah Hay presents three dances – her duet As Holy Sites Go and the solos FIRE and No Time to Fly – performed by New York-based Jeanine Durning and Australian dancer Ros Warby.
• Austin's line upon line percussion performs the U.S. premiere of Erewhon, a monumental percussion work by French composer Hugues Dufourt.
• Belgium's Ant Hampton presents Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore), a work for two audience members at computer screens in which their faces onscreen morph into the faces of Chinese computer factory workers.
• British troupe Action Hero (A Western, Fusebox 2010) makes its triumphant return with the daredevil-inspired Watch Me Fall.
• Former Austin artist Peat Duggins presents A Survey of Open Space, his documentary film account of his 14-week, 4,000-mile cross-continent bicycle ride.
• NYC choreographer/dancer Nora Chipaumire performs the dance-theatre work Miriam.
• Colorado-based solo performer Michelle Ellsworth remixes The Iliad into a techno-feminist work titled Phone Homer.
Early bird passes ($125) are on sale now. Regular passes ($175) and individual tickets go on sale Feb. 28. For more information, visit www.fuseboxfestival.com.
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