Dancing about public art, in a free event

A few weeks ago, thousands flocked to “Creek Show,” Waller Creek Conservancy’s wonderous 10-night happening that brings illuminated installations to a three-block section of Waller Creek.

This Saturday and Sunday the Conservancy hosts Dance Waterloo who will perform “Panorama Playground,” a free performance at Orly Genger’s art installation “Hurlyburly,” where Waller Creek meets Lady Bird Lake.

Genger’s massive, site-specific installation made of repurposed lobster rope is in the park next to the Waller Creek Boathouse, 72 Trinity St.

The family-friendly “Panorama Playground” happens at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It’s a pay-what-you-can show.

And the audience has the opportunity to enjoy the performance wearing a multi-channel headset, provided by Silent Disco, allowing them to interchange between three playlists, each selected to create filters through which this unique performance can be viewed. Headsets must be reserved in advance via Eventbrite.

Installed earlier this year, “Hurlyburly” is the first of what will be many public art projects thanks to $1.1 million donation that kickstarted a collaboration between Contemporary Austin and the Waller Creek Conservancy, the private nonprofit spearheading the transformation of the 1.5-mile stretch of Waller Creek downtown.

www.wallercreek.org/event/dance-waterloo-hurlyburly/

 

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