Dances With Dogs (And Their Masters)

In the Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks program States of Grace, eight Austin choreographers showcase their new work in a program of dance that includes video dancers, classical Indian stories, martial arts, and blind performers and their guide dogs.

Dances With Dogs (And Their Masters)

In States of Grace, choreographer Allison Orr explores movement with two men -- an English professor and a Zen priest -- and their guide dogs. The Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks showcase also includes Andrea Beckham's investigation of touch, with sculpture by John Christensen; dancers making sounds via Laura Cannon's choreography, a motion-sensitive digital camera, and a MIDI interface; Kent De Spain's martial arts-inspired movement work; Theresa Hardy's ode to Sisyphus; classical Indian dance from Gina Lalli; a duet by Andee Scott with music by local band Kissinger; and Holly Williams' mix of movement and video to Ravel's Bolero. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18, 8pm, at the McCullough Theatre. For information, call 477-6060 or visit

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