Photo by Kimberley Mead

Photo by Kimberley Mead

SEASON 25 | MARCH 2013


Conceived and Directed by Bonnie Cullum
Choreography by Toni Bravo
Devised by the Ensemble
Presented by The VORTEX


The stars hang bright above, silent, as if they watched the sleeping earth. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

EARTH is the next in VORTEX’s The Elementals, a series of devised works with sacred intention. Performed in the round in 17 tons of dirt, EARTH engages the senses as performers sing, dance, and tell stories of the Earth. As we embrace the power and magic of the elemental forces of Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Spirit, we intertwine ritual and environmental action with our theatrical art. We invite you to join us and rise up to become Warriors of the Earth.


Mick D’arcy, Anderson Dear, Gabriel Maldonado, Betsy McCann, Emerald Mystiek, Mindy Rast-Keenan, Melissa Vogt, and Aisha Melhem.


Conceived and Directed by Bonnie Cullum. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Jason Amato. Costume Design by Talena Martinez. Choreography by Toni Bravo. Original Music by Chad Salvata and Chris Humphrey. Stage Management by Tamara L. Farley. PR photography by Errich Petersen, Production photos by Kimberley Mead.


B. Iden Payne Award
Outstanding Dance Choreography

This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at