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Fuse Box: The final jolt

By Robert Faires, April 27, 2007, Arts

This year's newly expanded and exploded Fuse Box Festival is almost out of juice, but before it goes, Refraction Arts' celebration of mind-blowing new dance, theatre, video, art, and site-specific performances by outstanding local artists and leading creators from across the country is going to deliver some electrifying art. Here's the lineup for Week Three:

Fetish (and other dances), by Hijack. Taxidermy, terrorism, and the deconstruction of the creative process are all mashed up in this work by the Minneapolis dance troupe. April 26-27, Thursday-Friday, 8pm, at the Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo.

Ben Aqua. Austinite Aqua draws satire from the occult and pop culture, our fascination with apocalypse, and male identity. April 26-28, Thursday-Saturday, 8pm, at the Blue Theater, 916 Springdale.

Neo Arcadia, by David Salinas, Lanneau White, and Mark Hensel. Pay a visit to the Transfiguration Temple, which promises to liberate your consciousness from human flesh, digitize it, and beam it to the stars. April 26-28, Thursday-Saturday, 9pm, at the Blue Theater, 916 Springdale.

The Will Sellari Show: The Cittens. In the fifth installment of his show, Austin video and visual-artist Sellari discusses the various forms of angels, clairvoyance, and his take on Las Vegas. Friday, April 27, 8pm, at the Blue Theater, 916 Springdale.

The Moveable Feast. A collective of writers, performers, musicians, composers, and other artists, led by Abraham Burickson, have created a 24-hour performance around the lives of five strangers who were interviewed for the project. The public is invited to take part in the work's first scene as the five subjects first encounter the world generated from their lives. Saturday, April 28, noon, at the Blue Theater, 916 Springdale.

Strollergirls. A dance for two moms, two strollers, and two babies (both named Genevieve), choreographed by Allison Orr of Forklift Danceworks and Caroline Sutton Clark of Wicked Cricket. Saturday, April 28, 1pm, at Auditorium Shores.

Blue Screen: Wow, Man, Take Me Away. Curated by Erick Michaud, this program features videos by Michaud, Ben Dowell, Aaron Dubrow, Eric Gibbons, Ryan Lauderdale, Chad Silver, Jared Steffensen, and Lanneau White, plus a performance by Mark Hensel. Saturday, April 28, 6pm, The Blue Theater, 916 Springdale.

Ticket prices are extraordinarily cheap – some events are free – and you can see everything with a festival pass for just $40! Such a deal, my head is exploding!

For the full schedule, call 927-1118 or visit

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