Fast Approaching Swiftly Gone


... an evening of concert dance and music.  Produced by David Justin and the American Repertory Ensemble; brings together some of Austin’s finest performing artists to present award winning choreography and music.  

David Justin and the American Repertory Ensemble are known for producing high quality, engaging, beautiful and moving experiences for audience. Capturing David’s eclectic contemporary vision founded in classicism, Fast Approaching Swiftly Gone expertly draws dance, music, design and technology into one evening of delight, wonder, joy and reverence.

Highlights of this program include Oblivion’s Ink, the stirring La Maja Dolorosa, Tosca String Quartet, and music by Martinu and Bach. 

Oblivion’s Ink was recently selected by invitation to the Kennedy Center, Washington DC for 2 performances in a biennial program that represents the very best in national trends in dance from across the country.  Central Texas’ last chance to see this critically acclaimed work with music by Jazz Great Dave Douglas and designs by Katie Aylward and Ryan Andrus is at Fast Approaching Swiftly Gone.

American Rep rejoins forces with Tosca String Quartet to bring La Maja Dolorosa, Bohuslav Martinu, and J.S. Bach to life.  This remarkable ensemble flows freely between styles and genre, creating a rollercoaster that audiences love to ride.

Also on the program are the works of internationally renowned choreographers Alex Ketley and Julia Adam.  Alex created New.Base.Line(Fractured) for UT’s Dance Repertory Theatre and then went on to make a new work for Julliard, NYC’s dance program.  Alex’s work is an innovation in the synthesis of contemporary and classical aesthetics.

Fast Approaching Swiftly Gone, by David Justin and the American Repertory Ensemble, at the  Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre in the Long Center for the Performing Arts, one show only, Wednseday May 23 @ 8pm.  Fast Approaching Swiftly Gone.  Tickets on sale now.  More information at

Fast Approaching Swiftly Gone would not be possible without the generous support of the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, the University of Texas Department of Theater and Dance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support comes from the Redd Carpet Fund.

Oblivion’s Ink by David Justin

Photo by Jeff Heismath

Courtesy of UT Austin

New.Base.Line(Fractured) by Alex Ketley

Photo by Jeff Heismath

Courtesy of UT Austin