Event Recap: 60 in Sixty
The 2012 Fusebox Festival got off to a thrilling start last night at 501 Studios with its kickoff fundraiser, 60 in Sixty, an artistic parade of 60 performances in 60 minutes.
An eclectic display of talent, ranging from dancing on bubble wrap, a monologue of customer service emails, a samurai chop slow motion display that engaged the attendees, and an impressive display of fancy footwork accompanied by Chromeo’s track “Fancy Footwork” proved Austin’s creative forces would not disappoint.
The event has recruited a dedicated following of Fusebox supporters and performers, and before the procession of solo performances, some 200 guests perused the silent auction. Curated by Rubber Rep, it included the chance to bid on a secret recipe from an unnamed individual that goes by “Cooper” (eh hem), or a re-created historical date with Marlon Brando that originally occurred in 1943.
Raffle prizes included a trip to Portland with Fusebox Artistic Director, Ron Berry, and VIP guests were also offered the chance to start up the evening with bites and beverages, courtesy of Fusebox’s Digestible Feats and HOPE Farmers Market.
The originality of the auction was an ideal complement to the creativity displayed on stage. Understandably, this has become an annual event that Austinites anticipate as part of the annual festival and it certainly set the tone for the performances to come.
Fusebox Festival is a collection of contemporary art and performance events on display at venues around downtown Austin from April 25th to May 6th. The support of Fusebox offers emerging artists the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas and promote innovation.
The Bottom Line
Venue: ND at 501 Studios
Food: HOPE Farmers Market and Fusebox Digestible Feats
Silent Auction: Rubber Rep
Post-Performance Entertainment: Rebecca Havemeyer and Super Creeps