Ann Carlson

Ann Carlson
Fri Nov 22, 1996 - Sat Nov 23, 1996

Women & Their Work welcomed nationally recognized dancer and choreographer Ann Carlson to Austin for two performances.

Hailed as one of this nation’s leading choreographers and a major performance artist, Ann Carlson captivated audiences and brought a strong new voice to the dance and performance world. With her unique blend of movement, voice, sound, and visual elements, Carlson forged a signature style. Her pieces moved between the symbolic and whimsical, the intimate and epic in seeking to unify the artfulness, complexity and perplexity of everyday life.

Ann Carlson has performed throughout the United States at venues including the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, and Dance Theater Workshop in New York, the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina, the Wexner Center in Ohio, Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, and the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis.

Among her numerous awards was a prestigious three-year choreographic fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Choreographer’s Award, and a BESSIE (New York Dance Performance Award). People were still talking about Carlson’s last appearance in Austin with Daniel Ezralow– this was a rare opportunity to see Carlson in Texas!