ARCOS experiments rigorously to discover adventurous new forms of contemporary performance. Integrating overlapping layers of older and newer technologies in ways that question dominant understandings of the world and examine the turbulent processes of traditions in flux, their internationally award-winning, interdisciplinary work is accessible, relevant, and directly engaging to a diverse range of contemporary audiences. Recognized by critics for their ‘kaleidoscopic artistry’ (Austin American-Statesman) that is ‘fierce and weird and wonderful’ (Austin Chronicle) and ‘thinks squarely outside the box’ (Scotsman), ARCOS tours throughout Texas, nationally, and abroad to contemporary art centers, festivals, and academic residencies and symposia. Programs available for touring are a combination of existing repertoire and original commissions tailored to presenters’ specifications and various venue types, including performances suited to a theatrical studio or proscenium setting, site-responsive or immersive pieces in outdoor or alternative spaces, and interactive installations in galleries or libraries. While on tour or in residency, ARCOS also complements performances with innovative outreach and community engagement offerings, such as informal post-show conversations, interdisciplinary workshops or masterclasses, and volunteering for local charities. Photo by Eliot Gray Fisher.

Additional information



Contact name

Erica Gionfriddo

Contact address

1207 Southport Drive #106 Austin TX 78704

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Public performance

$1500 – $20000

School performance

$800 – $4800

Workshop fees

$150 – $7500

Travel per diem lodging

$40 – $9600




Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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