Belonging, Part One is a new site-work by Blue Lapis Light, highlighting the beauty of our earth and our relationship to one another. These performances will feature aerial dancers on the Seaholm architecture with aerialists swinging from the stacks, ground dancers, and digital media focused on the sustainability of our environment.
September 20-24, 28–October 1, 2017 • Seaholm District Plaza, 211 Walter Seaholm Drive, Austin, Texas 78701
Blue Lapis performed on the City Terrace of the Long Center. With the Austin skyline as the backdrop, dancers appeared upon the ring of a grand colonnade. A powerful soloist dances the story of finding unity within oneself and the world. A host of heavenly performers guide the one dancer to her place among the most high. With ropes, harnesses, and aerial silks, dancers cover a wide expanse, dancing above, upon, and in between the columns of the City Terrace.
September 27-October 3, 2010 • Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Riverside Drive
Commissioned for the museum’s aviation exhibit, Limitless portrayed the journey to infinity and beyond! Four dancers appeared atop the museum, beginning their great mission into the unknown. Their quest sends them floating along the museum, performing petit allegro along its curved façade. As the make their way down they float and flip more and more, finally making contact in mid air. When they finally connect, they are ready for their next mission, and their captain rockets back up the building to lead the way.
October 30, November 4 & 5, 2010 • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue
For this site-specific dance the audience faced the J.J. Pickle building. 40ft aerial cloths hung in mid-air as 5 aerialists ascended above the plaza. The cloths blew in the night wind as dancers partnered in the air, holding each other above the concrete. A dancer descends from a zipline, walking through the towers of cloth into the building, later to dance down the building back to her zipline for her final journey to the other side of the plaza. Rappellers descend, jumping down the wall face as dancers float along to building face. Inspired by our dear friend Tina Marsh, Impermanence revered our eternal love amidst life’s ever-changing journey.
June 18-21 & 24-28, 2009 • Homer Thornberry & J.J. Pickle Federal Buildings, 300 East 8th St
The iconic Intel Shell had become known as an “eye-sore” and a “doomed structure”, a blemish on downtown Austin, firm as a reminder of things hoped for and never fulfilled. This structure, something like a five story parking garage, became the first of many large-scale public stages on which Blue Lapis performs. Requiem featured dancers floating 75ft from the ground, dancing in and out of concrete columns. Dancers performed on 50ft aerial cloths as they blew in the night wind. The piece reached many people, touching many viewers with its message of transcendence through transformation.
June 7-10, 15-18, 22-25, 2006 • October 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 & November 2-5, 2006 • Intel Shell, 400 West San Antonio Street
An evening length site-specific dance presented in a large warehouse that is now Austin’s Domain shopping center. Where Nothing Falls II featured a cast of 20 performers who danced with rollerskates, skateboards, harnesses, nets, and bungees. It portrayed a struggling humanity, comforted by the angels who glide and fly with them through their journey.
June 16-20 & 24-27, 2004 • The Domain, 11400 Burnet Road
Students perform original aerial silk performances, presenting 16 pieces to exploring a wide variety of themes and music ranging from Poison to Strauss. The show features a wide range of age and skill levels, presented with custom rigging, lighting and sound design. The Boyd Vance Theater inside the George Washington Carver Museum holds about 170 audience members. There is wheelchair accessibility and free parking at the museum and surrounding streets. We provide light refreshments for suggested donations. There is a 10min intermission and a slight pause between each piece as the curtains go down. This event is family-friendly, exciting, heart-warming and a joyful presentation of Blue Lapis Light's beautiful and hard-working students.
January 11-13, 2018 • Boyd Vance Theater, 1165 Angelina Street
McCallum Fine Arts Academy Youth Taking Flight students perform “Elevate,” September 30th, 2011