Avaya Auditorium, 201 E. 24th.
"...The fact that both these pop-culture paragons are in the mix should be enough to convince you that the 2012 Fusebox Festival is gonna be a hunka, hunka burnin' awesome...."
"...The switch has been thrown, and the 2010 Fusebox Festival has officially started generating electricity. Festival mastermind Ron Berry did the honors last week, unveiling the lineup for his cross-disciplinary arts binge's seventh edition to a crowd at Okay Mountain..."
"...The seventh Fusebox Festival opened April 21 and continues through May 2, with performances and exhibitions by 40 arts groups and more than 450 individual artists at venues across the city. For more information, visit www.fuseboxfestival.com. Ongoing..."
"...Thanks to the international roster of artists at this year's Fusebox Festival, you may at various times over the next two weeks imagine yourself in Japan, Canada, Mexico, or Brooklyn. But when this jamboree of multidisciplinary experimental performance and art launches on April 21, there won't be any question that you're in the Lone Star State..."
"...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..."
"...Oh, thank you, Fusebox Festival, we love free!..."
"...Can you stitch up a garment in the same amount of time as the average sweatshop worker? Find out at the Fusebox Festival's Machine Shop Series as textile artists Monika Jakubiak of Warsaw, Poland, and Rebecca Layton of Austin invite you to take a seat in their pop-up sweatshop and make garments on the spot...."
"...There may still be no such thing as a free lunch, but a free Fusebox Festival? That's coming your way next spring. So says Ron Berry, founder and guiding light of the annual hybrid arts celebration, who made the announcement Tuesday at the French Legation during a preview party for the 10th anniversary edition..."
"...Now that SXSW is behind us, the festivals can begin...."
"...If you're counting on doing most of your Fusebox Festival activity during the second weekend of the annual hybrid arts hootenanny, be advised: There is no second weekend this year...."
"...South By Southwest sets the annual agenda and we spend the rest of every year catching up with the Festival breakouts. Perhaps no woman other than Aussie spitfire Courtney Barnett netted instant conversion like Tanya Tagaq, a contemporary throat singer from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago..."
"...Weirdly, last April, the answer was: nothing. For its 10th anniversary, Austin's Fusebox Festival decided on a wild experiment: make every single one of its 60-odd (often very odd) pieces free...."
"...Ron Berry has an awesome job. As the artistic director of Fusebox Festival, Refraction Arts' hybrid arts extravaganza, he must pay attention to new work being created in the (broadly defined) visual and performing arts..."
"...Fusebox Festival has always been great at making use of space belonging to others – say, filling the south steps of the Capitol with 200 two-steppers or the French Legation lawn with scores of musicians raising Mozart's Requiem from the dead. Most of those, however, have been one-offs: individual events crafted for one Fusebox that went away with that year's fest..."
"...It isn't that Ron Berry is down on crowds. The Fusebox Festival founder and artistic director would most likely be ecstatic to have South by Southwest-sized masses lining up for its envelope-pushing theatre, dance, music, and cross-disciplinary mash-ups every April, if only to see the creative innovators he brings in from across the country and beyond receive more of the cultural recognition they're due...."
"...Another winning aspect? This process is being coordinated by the good folks at Fusebox Festival. After Richard deVarga and Robert Summers purchased the notorious property – a onetime tank farm for jet fuel storage that took years of neighborhood activism to be shut down and cleaned up – with the idea of rehabilitating it (Winning Aspect No..."
"...That's the kind of mental image conjured by Mozart Requiem Undead, the "reanimation" of that choral masterwork with all the parts not written by Mozart himself before his death being completed by 10 contemporary composers and stitched together into a single work. The first full performance of this Frankensteinian mass – masterminded by Golden Hornet Project leaders Peter Stopschinski and Graham Reynolds – will kick off the 2014 Fusebox Festival, and it's precisely the kind of project that makes this hybrid arts festival such a thrilling part of Austin's cultural landscape..."
"...What's crazier than Fusebox Festival packing more than 50 boundary-busting interdisciplinary projects – including a variety of performances, installations, talks, and events – into 12 days?..."
"...N o bats, Austin-based trombonist and new-music fomenter Steve Parker assures us, will be harmed in the production of his latest spectacle of sound and structure. Not a single flying varmint of North America's largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats, happily ensconced beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge, will be discomfited by Parker's interactive concert that's set to premiere as a final part of this year's Fusebox Festival...."
"...The Fusebox Festival, by its very nature, brings things together: creative disciplines, local and national artists, performers and audiences, art and food. But it isn't just the combination of elements that makes this annual showcase of cross-disciplinary and experimental art so eagerly anticipated each spring..."