| I'm so excited for this years Art Outside Festival in Austin. It's always one of my favorite experiences of the year, and this year they have an array of new surprises in Music, Performance, and Visual Art, including the new stage show I'm directing with Crash Alchemy. Check out our discount code for tickets. "crash".
The new show features unbelievable dancers, top-notch aerialists, fire artists and character performers in a narrative-driven musical performance. For some of the show, we'll be merging the worlds of performance, fine art, and technology using projection mapping, real-time interactive video, and interactive animation. Check out our new promo video here:
LAND WITHOUT EVIL PBS EPISODE NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY!
Plus, on the eve of unveiling a new show I am directing at Art Outside, I just got the news that the the PBS episode covering the last show I Directed and Produced in association with Sky Candy, Land Without Evil, has been nominated for a Lonestar Emmy for Best Cultural Documentary! Feeling pretty blessed right now. The television program, Arts in Context, is unbelievable - TV that still makes you feel something magical - and I encourage you to watch more than our episode. Here's the link to our episode, "Sky Candy".
CRASH ALCHEMY DISCOUNT CODE FOR ART OUTSIDE 2013
Crash Alchemy, my new performance collective, has specially crafted a new 30 minute stage show for Art Outside 2013, to be performed Friday night on the Main Stage at 8:30pm. Art Outside has generously given us a $10 discount on weekend passes using the discount code "crash" at:
We earn a substantial portion of each ticket we sell to cover the production costs of the show, so using the "crash" discount code directly supports Crash Alchemy members.
Here's why your friends and family and fans should go to Art Outside:
The price. Tickets are only $80 with the code for the entire weekend, including free parking and water onsite. It is family-friendly, and kids under 12 are free. You will camp there, but the grounds are mild, green, and easily walkable, shaded, and clean. There are hotels 15 minutes drive away if you have people who prefer that. There are also free showers at the venue. There are also RV passes available. That's 3 nights of camping - so cheap.
Lot's of cool art. Art Outside has an amazing array of visual art pieces and installations from all over the United States, as well as a kick-ass gallery. Plus tons of live painters of all kinds, from fine art to street art.
Lot's of music of all kinds. There will be 3 stages - the main stage has a variety of music, including some hip-hop, progressive and alternative live music, folk, funk, and electronic. There will also be a dome with electronic music - mostly mid-tempo to chill bass, glitch, trap, eastern, physch, visionary stuff. No ravers or house music or techno. There will be a custom-deigned folk stage of epic proportions with a mix of quality folk, world, roots, americana, comedy, and vaudeville. The music will have good options nearly 24 hours a day, plus there are workshops and classes, plus some spoken word, comedy, and performance :)
It's easy and reasonable to survive there. You can bring food or buy from vendors. They are reasonably priced unlike most festivals, and all local privately owned little vendors.
Crash Alchemy is doing an amazingone of a kind show there. Trust us, it's a good one and of a scale to not be produced at most events in Austin. Come on out an experience it with us!
See you at Art Outside!
BURNING MAN FRACTAL PLANET PERFORMANCE
As a perfect cap to my presentation on Land Without Evil and Collaborative Art for Community and Individual Healing at Fractal Planet, I gave one of my first aerial performances since my accident, with genius songwriter and Thom Yorke/Elton John musical love-child, Robbie Fitzsimmons. Check out this video of the performance. Enjoy!