Though Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information premiered nearly 10 years ago, the fluid nature of her play makes it just as relevant – and perhaps even more so – in today’s technologically expanding world. In transferring Churchill’s network of seemingly unrelated scenes to the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, the production team has spent weeks devising, discussing and mobilizing her text. Director Mike Steele and dramaturg/movement director Molly Roy dig deeper, discussing the team’s interpretation of Churchill’s work and the movement, design and theatrical elements that bring lift to the technological underpinnings of the play.
PIVOT, Dance Repertory Theatre’s spring 2022 performance, combines choreographic works by both faculty and graduate students, meditating on the many interpretations of the word “pivot.” These choreographers infused their work with various dance forms, creating a well-rounded collection of performances that span ballet, contemporary, House, tap, hip-hop and body percussion, all performed by undergraduate dancers. To get a better idea of what audiences can expect, we spoke with each choreographer about the unique themes and dance styles that are incorporated into their work.
The expansive world of Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information provides brief windows into ordinary and extraordinary moments in the lives of over 100 characters. Closing out the Texas Theatre and Dance 2021/2022 mainstage season, this fast-moving kaleidoscope of vignettes features a versatile ensemble of 16 actors along with innovative design and theatrical elements. Meet the cast and creative team who are transforming the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre this spring.