Galleries of Contemporary Art
600 HIGHWAYMEN / The Fever

600 HIGHWAYMEN / The Fever

December 1–10, 2016

600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone)

GOCA is collaborating with the UCCS Theater & Dance program's new Devised Theatre Initiative and New York's Public Theater to bring 600 Highwaymen in residence to UCCS and the campus GOCA1420 gallery space. This renowned New York-based company will workshop - with UCCS students - THE FEVER, a new work of theatre to premier in January at the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival in New York.

THE FEVER is an amalgam of music, theatre and choreography examining how we assemble, organize and care for our bodies and the bodies around us. Is it possible to feel the pain of others? How have we become who we are? What will become of us, and will we be all right? The thrilling performance inspired by Stravinsky's Rite of Spring invites the audience to co-create of a work of art that will change from night to night.

These events are part of the UCCS Moving Forward Through Violence initiative and each performance will be followed by an Audience Conversation with the artists. Join us on December 11th for a two piano concert of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, produced by the UCCS Music Program's Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Collective and UCCS Dance.

600 HIGHWAYMEN is the moniker for theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone.

ABOUT : Six original works since 2009, with presentations in New York in Under The Radar (The Public Theater), Crossing the Line (French Institute Alliance Française), River to River (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), Abrons Arts Center, The Invisible Dog, University Settlement; Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH), International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT), FringeArts (Philadelphia, PA), On The Boards (Seattle, WA), Mount Tremper Arts (Mount Tremper, NY), Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD), Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX); and in Europe, at Centre Pompidou and Parc de la Villette (France), Festival Theaterformen (Germany), Noorderzon Festival (The Netherlands), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland).

Upcoming presentations include Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece) and In BetweenTime International Festival (UK).600 HWM received an Obie Award in 2014, Zurich's ZKB Patronage Prize in 2015, and a Bessie Nomination for Outstanding Production of 2015.The company receives support from The Jerome Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Puffin Foundation, and numerous individual supporters.

Their newest work THE FEVER will premiere in 2017.