In one of the biggest Texas dance stories of the year, ISHIDA Dance Company, a contemporary dance company co-located in Austin and Houston, has just made Dance Magazine’s 2023 “25 to Watch” list, one of the most coveted accolades in the dance industry.
As everybody knows, the University of Texas at Austin has transformed its hometown thanks to its role as a hotbed of research. There’s more to that than churning out innovations in computers and technology.
While there was little rainfall over the summer in central Texas, money flowed from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to 51 national awardees, including Austin’s venerable Forklift Danceworks, in the form of Our Town grants.
Jenelle Esparza’s weavings reflect her South Texas lineage, but also ask what that history might look like from the perspective of the landscape.
After a performance season filled with joyful starts, heart-breaking cancellations and casting understudies for the understudies when positive COVID tests rolled in, Texas theater companies have endured much real life drama to make the leap back to live performances.
The project Oppenheimer is referring to, which will be unveiled Sept. 15, is C-010106, commissioned by Landmarks, the public art program of the University of Texas at Austin.
“Sonic partnerships.” If we had to describe the return of Austin’s Fusebox Festival in 2022 after its pandemic interruption, a plethora of sound performances and projects emerging from very unique partnerships leads to such a description.
Curated by Vanessa Davidson, the exhibition will open in February at the Blanton Museum in Austin, following its debut in Phoenix. It is the first U.S. retrospective from Colombian artist Oscan Muñoz (b. 1951).
Ballet Austin’s spring season at the Long Center for the Performing Arts is composed of a mix of comedic, contemporary and canonical ballets that range from Artistic Director Stephen Mills’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (February 11-13), to Her Stories (April 1-3) with unique works by three female choreographers, to the traditional Swan Lake (May 6-8).