Beauty in Slaughtered Bodies: Lionel Maunz at Austin Contemporary
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Beauty in Slaughtered Bodies: Lionel Maunz at Austin Contemporary

Exploring the aesthetics of self-destruction, Lionel Maunz uses cast iron, concrete, and steel to create…

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Design in Texas: Michelle Ney
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Design in Texas: Michelle Ney

In a Texas State University production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the only thing visible…

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The Blanton’s Vertical Leap: What a Difference a Rehang Makes
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The Blanton’s Vertical Leap: What a Difference a Rehang Makes

Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox
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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox

Fusebox, Austin’s contemporary, cross-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival, and all round benevolent force in…

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Concepts at Work: Nina Katchadourian at the Blanton Museum of Art
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Concepts at Work: Nina Katchadourian at the Blanton Museum of Art

Nina Katchadourian has a mindfulness or awareness that might make a Buddhist blush.

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Austin’s Zach Theatre continues the LBJ Saga with <em>The Great Society</em>
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Austin’s Zach Theatre continues the LBJ Saga with The Great Society

When Dave Steakley, producing artistic director of The Zach in Austin, decided to stage the…

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Fresh Start: Austin Welcomes Trey McIntyre
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Fresh Start: Austin Welcomes Trey McIntyre

The word is out: renowned American choreographer Trey McIntyre calls Texas his home once again.…

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Sonic Expansions: Austin’s Experimental Music Scene
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Sonic Expansions: Austin’s Experimental Music Scene

This year I unintentionally celebrated National Bird Day (Jan. 5) at an avant-garde jazz show.…

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Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival
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Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival

Austin is a capital of printmaking with many different components. Using several venues to host…

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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary
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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary

In Warsaw, Monika Sosnowska lives across the street from a forest that was once a…

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Taking the Lead: ZACH Theatre provides Access to All
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Taking the Lead: ZACH Theatre provides Access to All

Behind the Curtain:  Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour
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Behind the Curtain: Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour

Since 2003, Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (or EAST for shorthand), Nov. 12-13 &…

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Identity and Mortality with ARCOS Dance
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Identity and Mortality with ARCOS Dance

ARCOS Dance is known as an experimental platform for dance technology – a merging together…

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The Dance of Work: Forklift Danceworks reflects on past projects and looks to the future
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The Dance of Work: Forklift Danceworks reflects on past projects and looks to the future

Convention is not a part of Allison Orr’s vocabulary. The Forklift Danceworks artistic director has…

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<em>The Honesty of Rocks:</em> Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery
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The Honesty of Rocks: Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery

Amber Shields, DAY TRIP, 2008, pigment print, 20 x 24 in. Image courtesy of the…

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Dance/USA Conference Convenes in Austin
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Dance/USA Conference Convenes in Austin

The Dance/USA conference was held in Austin this past June, a first for the capital…

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Cooking Up Something Big: Co-Lab’s Art of the Brew
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Cooking Up Something Big: Co-Lab’s Art of the Brew

The Austin non-profit, Co-Lab Projects, is an incubator for more than 100 artists who often…

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Sixty Years Later…With Ballet Austin
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Sixty Years Later…With Ballet Austin

As Ballet Austin celebrates its sixth decade of performance, the company is a beehive of…

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<em>Book From the Sky:</em> Xu Bing’s Breakthrough Work Comes to Texas
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Book From the Sky: Xu Bing’s Breakthrough Work Comes to Texas

In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1872), the heroine Alice holds a mirror to…

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Archaeology of the Stage: Hidden Room Theatre and the Ransom Center
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Archaeology of the Stage: Hidden Room Theatre and the Ransom Center

Austin’s Hidden Room Theatre is steadily building an international reputation for their almost archaeological approach…

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Performa/Dance: A Collaborative Endeavor
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Performa/Dance: A Collaborative Endeavor

“Connection.” This one word rang out as director Jennifer Hart eyed her dancers, four bodies…

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Kinetic Storyteller: A Conversation with Charles O. Anderson
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Kinetic Storyteller: A Conversation with Charles O. Anderson

Charles O. Anderson is an associate professor of African Diaspora Dance Studies and the Head…

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Maximizing Minimalism
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Maximizing Minimalism

Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings <em>Ann</em> to Life at the ZACH
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Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings Ann to Life at the ZACH

Holland Taylor grew up to be a successful actress, not a successful politician, and she…

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Compose It: How Graham Reynolds became Austin’s go-to composer for theater, dance and film
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Compose It: How Graham Reynolds became Austin’s go-to composer for theater, dance and film

Even if you’re unfamiliar with Graham Reynolds’ name, you’ve probably heard his work — he…

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The Next Step for Austin Dance: Austin Dance Festival Celebrates Texas Artists
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The Next Step for Austin Dance: Austin Dance Festival Celebrates Texas Artists

Before the Live Music Capital of the World got its very own dance festival, Kate…

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Free & Fabulous: Fusebox Festival Promotes Idea Exchange Across Disciplines and Borders
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Come As You Are
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Come As You Are

The Poetry of Performance
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The Poetry of Performance

First-Hand: <em>Shakespeare in Print and Performance</em> at the Harry Ransom Center
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First-Hand: Shakespeare in Print and Performance at the Harry Ransom Center

In 1616, William Shakespeare was buried at Holy Trinity church, Stratford-Upon-Avon. A prayer was inscribed…

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Curating in Texas
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Curating in Texas

Life Machine
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Life Machine

Identity through Experience
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Identity through Experience

Almost Nothing
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Almost Nothing

Not Your Average Conductor: A Visit with Austin Symphony’s Peter Bay
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Not Your Average Conductor: A Visit with Austin Symphony’s Peter Bay

Peter Bay became Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1998.

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Kevin McNamee-Tweed
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Kevin McNamee-Tweed

Show Up:  Donald Moffett
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Show Up: Donald Moffett

This fall, Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art is presenting a two-part installation of newly acquired…

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Sound and Silence
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Sound and Silence

Elizabeth McDonald:  I Only Know Plenty
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Elizabeth McDonald: I Only Know Plenty

Elizabeth McDonald is a fascinating artist in possession ofa mind full of the most wild…

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Kathy Dunn Hamrick Explores The Road More Complicated
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Kathy Dunn Hamrick Explores The Road More Complicated

Austin-based modern dance choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick knew it was time to take the road…

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