Weekend arts picks: PerformaDance, “Missionary Position,” ICOSA Collective’s new gallery

“Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer.” Glass Half Full Theatre presents the third installment of its spoof on traditional mores. Staged as if it were a Victorian-era lecture for ladies, characters Amelia Weatherbeaten and Eleanor Dangerbottom present to proper 19th century women and aspiring suffragettes a program entitled “Riding your Bicycle to Freedom and Other Lofty Apogee.” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through June 26. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. $15-$25. glasshalffulltheatre.com.

 

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“Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer.”

 

 

Winner of two Austin Critic’s Table awards, the indie Performa Dance unveils a fresh show of sharp new contemporary dance including the premiere of Performa Dance artistic director Jennifer Hart “Camille: A Story of Art and Love,” a 30-minute story ballet about

 

Ballet Austin dancers Oren Porterfield and Ed Carr in “Camille: A Story of Art and Love.".
Ballet Austin dancers Oren Porterfield and Ed Carr in “Camille: A Story of Art and Love.”.

 

“Part 2: ICOSA Collective.” That big yellow arts warehouse in East Austin on Shady Lane — longtime home to Pump Project Art Complex — just got a little artsier. The indie ICOSA artist collective has commandeered 1,500 square feet of space for a new gallery, debuting the venue with a group exhibit of its members. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through June 26. 702 Shady Lane. Free. icosacollective.com.

 

 

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Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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