The New York City-based company of 10 dancers, writers, composers including Yearby, is known for its exuberant combination of contemporary dance technique with Haitian, Hip-Hop, West African, Latin, Congolese and Jazz dance and vocal traditions.
The Austin appearance of Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Dance Theater will feature their acclaimed works that incorporate spoken text, everyday gestures and dream fragments to explore the human experience.
The company will perform at 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday nights, January 26 and 27, 1996 at U.T.’s
McCullough Theater. In addition to the two public performances, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Dance Theater will also perform and do workshops at Johnston High School, Mendez Middle School and Winn Elementary as part of W &TW educational outreach into Austin schools.
Formerly with Urban Bush Women, Marlies Yearby received a Choreographer’s Fellowship from the NEA in 1994 and has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Dancespace Project at St. Mark’s, and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival.