Saturday, February 20, 2010
An Alternative World Music and Video Mythos
by Chad Salvata & Jo Beth Henderson
February 26 - 28 (Friday - Sunday), March 04 - 14 (Thursdays - Sundays), 8 p.m.
Click to listen to a sound clip from Xephyra
Award-winning artists Chad Salvata and Jo Beth Henderson have created the newest ethos adventure, Xephyra, An Alternative World Music and Video Mythos. This non-traditional performance is presented with video images and live music. The extraordinary vocals are performed in an imaginary language of a mythic tribal island world.
Xephyra, a warrior of the Blue Orchid tribe, journeys on her quest to find her husband Warrior, who has not returned from the Island Wars. Along the way, she is joined by Terra, a sea siren. They are hunted by monster birds, battle shark mermaids, and slay the kaleidoscope octopus. Will they find Warrior and return safely home?
Xephyra features the vocal and performance talents of Jo Beth Henderson and Kira Parra. With live music performed by Chad Salvata, Tyler Mabry, and Rachel Fuhrer. Live video creation and mixing by Sergio R. Samayoa. Lighting design by Patrick Anthony. Sound design by Roy Taylor.
Tickets: $30-$25 Priority Seating, $20-$15 General Admission. $10 Starving Artists.
2-for-1 Admission on Thursdays and Sundays with 2 non-perishable food items for SafePlace. Feed the Tribes of the World.
Friday, February 26 — Opening Night and CD Release Party of the Xephyra CD with free champagne and food.
Friday March 12 -- Performance free with SxSW Interactive Badge (Party after the show. Cash bar and drink specials.)
Produced in association with VORTEX Repertory Company. Xephyra is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.