Terry Galloway keeps the Olympic flame alive.
Terry Takes the Torch
Not that Terry Galloway needs another big credit for her résumé, but the poet/playwright/performer/essayist/teacher has one: Olympic torchbearer. Galloway was one of the 150 Central Texans who carried the Olympic flame through the city on Tuesday, December 10. Though it wasn't her idea. She just wanted the honor for her father, who is 82 years old and still running. The Olympic committee said yes, but only if Terry ran with him. So she suited up in the white winter Olympic costume all the torchbearers wear and huffed and puffed her way along a stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the rain. Which suited Galloway fine. "I was glad that it rained," she says. "It's too easy to do when it's all bright and full of sunshine." More important for her was her dad's reaction. "I love my dad, and it's an honor to run at his side anywhere, anytime," she says. "He was thrilled, as well as chilled to the bone."
In last week's item on the departure of Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks managing director Cindy Goldberger, I neglected to mention her successor. Taking the helm for the company is Genevieve Van Cleve, familiar to many in town as a poet and multiple Austin Poetry Slam champ. Next up for Danceworks is the Recontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis the semifinal platform of this prestigious international competition that it hosts locally, January 25-26 in the McCullough Theatre on the UT-Austin campus. Call 458-8158 for more info.