Performance: Bird Dream by Heloise Gold and Rosalyn Nasky

Join us for a special outdoor dance performance to welcome Clare Rojas’s new sculpture, Swan Mother, to Laguna Gloria.

In conjunction with the exhibition IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY, Heloise Gold and Rosalyn Nasky return to Laguna Gloria to activate the site of our newest sculpture. The dynamic dancing duo will perform a version of Gold's longtime piece Bird Dream Dances & Songs, expressing “the essence of what it is to be a bird” through dance.

The first fifty check-ins will also receive a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink at our on-site café Spread & Co.   

Arrive early and enjoy happy hour food and drink specials at Spread & Co. Grab a drink, a snack, or a full picnic and bring it with you to the performance. 

The performance is free for all. Advance RSVP is strongly encouraged, as capacity is limited.

The performance will take place in a meadow along Lake Austin on the grounds of Laguna Gloria. Dress for the weather and expect uneven ground.

Access to the performance space requires the ability to walk up and down stairs and move across gravel paths and areas of mulched wood and native grass. We regret that our current project to build a new ADA compliant ramp connecting visitors to this part of Laguna Gloria is not yet complete, and accessibility is limited for visitors who require mobility aids and families with stroller-age children. We look forward to sharing documentation of this event with the public for all to experience! Email with any questions.

Heloise Gold was inducted into The Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2015 and is known as one of Austin's dance/performance art pioneers, endlessly creating work in Austin since the 1980’s.  She highlights experimentation and collaboration in her pieces and infuses her deep sense of humanity, humor, and vision into everything she creates. Her performance career traverses numerous paths beginning with early childhood appearances in NYC with the Bolshoi Ballet, to performing in Robert Wilson’s legendary opera The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin to participating in many experimental happenings in NYC in the mid 1970’s; to dancing/touring with the Deborah Hay Dance Company (1980-1986). She began creating her own multi-disciplinary performances, being a key player in the performance works developed in Austin in the 80’s-2000’s. A generative artistic relationship beginning in the early 90’s with New Music pioneer Pauline Oliveros took Gold throughout Europe and the US; teaching and performing. She continues to create in Austin, collaborating with many of Austin’s current performance visionaries.

Rosalyn Nasky is a dance artist from Austin, TX. She has performed original work at Fusebox Festival, Omaha Under the Radar, Monkey Town, Seam Project, Co-lab Projects, and Big Range Dance, among others. She has had the pleasure of creating new works in collaboration with talented friends Heloise Gold, Emily Rushing, Steven Snowden, Henna Chou, Matt Steinke, Lisa del Rosario, Owen Weaver, Stephen Pruitt, and line upon line percussion. From the Austin Critics Table she has been awarded best dancer 2018 and best short work in dance 2015.