Live at the UMLAUF

Performa/Dance presents


Sunday April 14, 2019 at 6pm
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Azie Morton Road
(formerly Robert E. Lee Road)
Austin, TX 78704
Suggested donation: $10-$20

Join us for an evening of dance and music winding through the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden. Your senses will be delighted by three whimsical dances, a dreamy array of sweet desserts and libations, and a special guest performance by composer Catherine Davis.

Live at the UMLAUF is a new series focused on relieving the arts venue crisis in Austin while creating new connections, activating the UMLAUF Garden in new and different ways, and providing high quality entertainment for Austin.

KMFA is the proud media sponsor of the Live at the UMLAUF series.

KMFA is the proud media sponsor of the Live at the UMLAUF series.


Costume concept sketch by designer Benjamin Taylor Ridgway for Jennifer Hart's Once 'Round the Sun. Catch a bonus performance of this piece during the UMLAUF's Family Day.

On the Program

Once ‘Round the Sun
, by Artistic Director Jennifer Hart, is a playful abstraction of Terry Riley’s G-Song, a work built on a jazz progression with a sixteen-bar repeated phrase that grows increasingly complex. This ten-minute work centers on three people whose lives have crossed for a brief time — their connectivity, joy, responsiveness to each other and, eventually, their parting. 

Salt and Folly, also by Hart, humorously imagines 18th century life behind the veneer of beauty and ceremony in the royal court. The work explores themes of celebrity, desire, power, fantasy, and the mercurial strands of the human psyche. The music is a curation of classical and contemporary compositions: Gioachino Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ben Frost.

Gnosis, by guest choreographer Alexa Capareda, is a study on sparseness, gesture, and physicality, keying into the graceful peculiarities of Erik Satie’s Gnossiennes.

Scene 2 is a hauntingly beautiful cello piece by award-winning Austin composer Catherine Davis. The piece is written for solo cello using a loop pedal in order to layer the different parts, thus sounding like multiple cellos playing at once, but in fact, features only one soloist. 


Special thanks to our sponsors; don’t miss the chance to bid on goodies from these Austin favorites at the event!

This is event is sponsored by Elle Klein Garrison

This is event is sponsored by Elle Klein Garrison

Header photo by Sarah Annie Navarrete