Peter Bay’s Dancing Debut
Allison Orr’s Forklift Danceworks is known for crafting performances around unlikely dancers. They’ve created original dance works centered around firefighters, gondoliers, and, in The Trash Project, sanitation workers and their trucks. Their latest endeavor, Solo Symphony, was created to showcase not a group of performers, but just one dancer: Austin Symphony Conductor Peter Bay. This will be Bay’s dancing debut; he’s never even been in a high school musical.
Though Bay doesn’t think of himself as a dancer, Orr disagrees. In fact, watching him move to the music as he conducts the symphony inspired her to create an evening of dance starring the conductor. Bay was nervous but game, and Solo Symphony was born.
As is often the case with Forklift Danceworks productions, Graham Reynolds has composed original music for the performance. His original works will be mixed with classical pieces by Stravinsky and Beethoven (among others) to create the live score for the show.
July 12 – 14 at 8:00 pm
July 14 at 3:00 pm