Theorist Fest

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Theorist Fest 2018
Photo courtesy of Theorist Fest

Theorist Fest will feature 50 multidisciplinary performance artists from Austin, across the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, England, Korea, and India.

The four-day-weekend kicks off Thursday with an opening party sponsored by Half Step on Rainey Street. Friday and Saturday feature the Draw Together breakfast, two site-specific installations, and three auditorium performances at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Sunday closes out at UT with five world-class masterclasses for all levels.

The theme of this year’s festivities is “Finding Fisterra” the edge of the known world and a simultaneous sense of belonging, here in Austin. In collaboration with Fisterra, founded by Jennifer Chenoweth, XYZ Atlas interviewed over 200,000 people asking why we feel a sense of belonging to a place by mapping experiences and collecting stories that document our highs and lows. The XYZ Atlas is an interactive public art project. We create art, maps, and activations that affect community health and well-being, urban planning, and cultural tourism with diverse outreach strategies to reach art lovers and underserved communities of all ages.

Event Details


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Half Step
75 1/2 Rainey St.
Austin, TX 78701

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center
600 River St.
Austin, TX 78701

Ticket Info

Admission is free.