Thursday, January 21, 2010


1. Meg Sullivan and Rude Mechs are proud to present a work-in-progress dance, MEG.ANNE.MAUD

a Rude Fusion co-production.

Meg.Anne.Maud is an original performance written, choreographed and performed by Meg Sullivan, with music by Graham Reynolds. This show will transform The Off Center into a mapped imaginary landscape where the audience will be invited to think about how archives affect our bodies, how our favorite book characters live within us, how memories move through space

Sullivan combines choreography, video, and maps to re-member the life stories of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, and herself, and to re-imagine places, spaces, and the geographies of memory. Come add a name to the bosom friend map! Taste some raspberry cordial! Watch the radar for coming storms!


Meg Sullivan is a company member of Rude Mechs, most recently seen as Annabellee in their western operetta I’ve Never Been So Happy, by Kirk Lynn and Peter Stopschinski. Meg is co-Director of Rude Mechs’ outreach program for teenaged girls, Grrl Action, and is a member of The Meeting Point, a dance performance group directed by Julie Nathanielsz. Meg holds an MFA in Performance as Public Practice from The University of Texas at Austin.

Meg.Anne.Maud began as a project in June 2009 when Meg was in residency at the Contemporary Arts Center in Troy, NY. Her previous solo works include Chat/piles: a body of memory, about the history of lead mining in Tar Creek, Oklahoma, performed at the 2008 Micro-Fringe Festival at the ATHE conference in Denver, and A Curious Seaside Feeling, based on Virginia Woolf’s letters, performed as part of the 2008 Frontera Festival.

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Rude Mechs is proud to continue our fourth season of Rude Fusion programming with this collaboration with Ms. Sullivan. Rude Fusion is designed to develop deeper relationships with emergent and under served performing artists in Austin by co-producing their work and offering our support throughout their creative and production process. Rude Fusion offers Austin artists the freedom to take artistic risks, explore new ideas and collaborate with an even greater number of artists. We launched the series in August 2006 with Rubber Repertory Company and their new play Red Cans. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, we continued the series by hosting Pro Arts Collective's Black Arts Movement Festival, and in 2008 and 2009 we supported Red Then Productions with their productions of Sherry Kramer’s When Something Wonderful Ends, and Robert Faires’ Henry V.

2. Jump Headlong Into The Rude Dance!

Jumping Headlong into the Rude Dance:

An Intimate Conversation about Collaboration and Creation between Rude Mechs and Headlong Dance Theater

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Eponymous Garden

1202 Garden Street


Join us for this special evening of what will be no doubt a stimulating and witty conversation led by Company Member and Arts Writer Hannah Kenah. What has kept these two companies not only together but thriving in their respective communities for over 15 years? Headlong Dance Theater and Rude Mechs have a lot in common: we have both been working our communities for many years, we both create original physical theater, and we both operate as collectives. Join the conversation about the nature of long-term collaborations and everything in between.

January 29th & 30th, Dance Umbrella presents Headlong Dance Theater's show, More. Click here for more information and tickets!

Coming to The Off Center February 12 - 21, a new dance by five local choreographers in the style of Forklift Danceworks, Project Forklift!.

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