POETRY IN MOTION: WORDSMITH WALDMAN TEAMS
WITH DANCER DUNN
IN ‘TANKS UNDER TREES’ AT UH’S MITCHELL CENTER
Words. Motion. Images. Sound. When these elements are creatively
fused, the artistic possibilities are endless, as audiences at the
University of Houston will soon discover.
Noted poet/spoken word artist Anne Waldman and accomplished dancer/choreographer
Douglas Dunn will present a one-time collaborative performance titled
“Tanks Under Trees” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11 in
UH’s Jose Quintero Lab Theatre. This event is hosted by the
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH. It is free and
open to the public. Space is limited and reservations can be made
by calling 713-743-5548.
Waldman and Dunn are no strangers to collaborative art as they’ve
combined their talents for previous performances together as well
as with other renowned artists. “Tanks Under Trees,”
which is based on Waldman’s book “Structure of The World
Compared to a Bubble,” will provide both artists an entirely
new vehicle to explore the relationship between thought and movement.
Backed by Houston musicians, cellist Max Dyer and multi-instrumentalist
Conrado “Charry” Garcia, Waldman and Dunn will draw
upon their improvisational abilities to deliver a truly original
Utilizing raw physicality during her readings, Waldman asserted
herself as a prominent voice among post-Beat Generation poets. During
the late 1960s, she ran the St. Mark's Church Poetry Project, a
New York City headquarters for the leading poets of the time. Later,
she and fellow poet Allen Ginsberg founded the Jack Kerouac School
of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colo. Waldman has authored several
books including “Vow To Poetry: Essays, Interviews & Manifestos”
and toured with Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975.
Since the 1970s, the New York-based Dunn has choreographed performances
for a host of international ballet and modern dance companies including
the Paris Opera Ballet. He has also lent his talents to numerous
collaborative projects working alongside filmmakers, composers and
artists. Dunn is the artistic director of Douglas Dunn & Dancers.
For more information on “Tanks Under Trees,” visit
||“Tanks Under Trees” – Anne Waldman,
Douglas Dunn and guests
||7 p.m., Oct. 11
||Jose Quintero Lab Theatre
University of Houston
School of Theatre, 133 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the
Houston, TX 77204-4016
||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH
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