The Studio Theater Project is a multi-pronged
approach to contemporary dance showcasing internationally
acclaimed acquisitions, the original work of Stephen Mills
and newly commissioned work from outstanding choreographers.
The AustinVentures StudioTheater, located at 501 W 3rd St, is an innovative, 287-seat venue that
explores the democratization of dance through its intimacy
and accessibility within the urban environment.
Left Unsaid (Austin Premiere)
Choreography by Nicolo Fonte
Music by J.S. Bach
Songs of Innuendo (World Premiere)
Choreography by Stephen Mills
James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles and Nina Simone
The AustinVentures StudioTheater (501 W 3rd St)
8pm w/dj faithgay, Encore with Nicolo Fonte and Stephen Mills
8pm w/ DJ Ariel
3pm, Encore with Stephen Mills
8pm (sold out)
6:30pm w/ dj faithgay
9pm w/ DJ Ariel
8pm Encore with Stephen Mills
8pm After Party w/ DJ Ariel, Encore with Stephen Mills (sold out)
Songs of Innuendo
Fresh, fun, funky, sexy—let the music put you in the mood for a showcase of choreography you've never seen the likes of on the Ballet Austin stage. With music by soul legends James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles, and Nina Simone, Songs of Innuendo will be featured in our upcoming performance, The Studio Theater Project. Launch interactive micro-site.
Nicolo Fonte's Left Unsaid is set to gorgeously haunting Bach violin solos. The sinewy movement, performed by six dancers, implies relationships, tension, decisions to be made, and undercurrents of deep emotion. Created for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in 2003, Left Unsaid will featured in our upcoming performance, The Studio Theater Project. Launch interactive micro-site.
Interpreting Contemporary Ballet
Contemporary ballet, like most contemporary art forms, challenges audiences. While Many describe enjoying the experience, audiences often wish they knew more about dance or held some special insights to interpret meanings in the work. Learn more about Interpreting Contemporary Ballet: launch interactive micro-site
At the Performance
What People Are Saying
"It is wonderful that Stephen Mills brings in other, highly talented choreographers because it forces the dancers to work in other techniques and styles; it makes a company already loaded with talent even better. "
"My favorite part was the overall innovative nature/feeling of the entire event - the venue, the proximity of the audience to the stage, the DJ beforehand, the short performances, and the mixture of contemporary and classical music. My husband and I both really enjoyed our evening."
"My favorite part was how intimate the setting was. The audience can have a true connection with the cast due to the close proximity of the dance floor."
"I loved the dancing, it was splendid! I also really enjoyed seeing and hearing from the choreographers prior to each piece."
"Seeing the dancers up close -- I just loved it! I loved the creativity of the second half of the evening. Loved the drinks beforehand and the "entertainment" on the screen during intermission."
"Glad to see classical mixed with more contemporary. Really loved Fonte, look forward to The Bach Project and New American Talent/Dance in 2010."
After the Show
Need a place to go before or after the show? Visit Taste Select Wines and enjoy an exclusive offer for Studio Theater Project ticket holders.