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The Paynes peregrinate to the Parish and choreographer Allison Orr returns to Venice

• The Austin Circle of Theaters' 31st annual B. Iden Payne Awards has a location! The event honoring outstanding work during the 2004-05 theatre season will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at the Parish, above Jazz at 614 E. Sixth. A preshow reception begins at 6:30pm, with the ceremony proper, hosted by Austin's favorite funnyman Kerry Awn, beginning at 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.acotonline.org.

• Bon voyage to Allison Orr, who leaves Sept. 2 for two weeks in Venice, Italy – site of her 2003 and 2004 work the Gondola Project, choreographed with actual gondoliers – to work on a project titled Venice Dance with American photographer Hal Eastman. The Austin choreographer will be art directing a photo shoot by Eastman of dancers in various locations around Venice. For more about Eastman, visit www.peregrineimages.com. To follow Orr's trip by blog, visit www.livejournal.com/users/forkliftdancewk. She'll return just in time to perform a new solo, "Yes," in the Hot September Flurries at the Blue Theater. For more information, visit www.spankdance.com/performances.htm. Allison Orr

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Austin Circle of Theaters, B. Iden Payne Awards, The Parish, Kerry Awn, The Gondola Project, Venice Dance, Hal Eastman, Forklift Danceworks, Yes, Hot September Flurries, Blue Theater

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