1000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas: The Remount
One of Austin’s most highly-acclaimed dancer/choreographers Heloise Gold, and highly acclaimed lighting designer/performer Natalie George along with a heavy-hitting Austin ensemble, present one weekend of exciting performance, 1000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas.
Focused on the evolution of creativity, the spark for 1000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas was partially ignited out of a powerful dream Gold had a few years ago (of a gorilla, literally) and a four-day residency with George to Pilot Balloon Church, a temporary artist’s colony in Lawrence, Kansas, founded by former Austinites Matt Hislope and Josh Meyer of Rubber Repertory.
Using their extensive creative backgrounds, the two artists explore a shared fascination of movement and light, the evolution of communication, and the curiosity of doing things a 1,000 times over. The duo decided to retool and remount the production in 2016.
1000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas premiered in 2015 and garnered Gold and George a Best Choreography award from the Central Texas Excellence in Theater Awards. George was awarded Best Lighting Design for Forest Gorillas and other shows in the 2014-2015 season by the Austin Critics Table and Gold was inducted into Austin Arts Hall of Fame.