Austin

Upgrading the Bard

Leave it to Austin’s maverick troupe, the Rude Mechs, to tackle Shakespeare’s “problem plays.” Even the Bard’s esteemed canon contains a few duds, and in the new bi-annual series, Fixing Shakespeare, the Rude Mechs attempt to slice and dice these plays into more contemporary, and perhaps more palatable, shows. ...
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Invariant Interval

Invariant Interval is a mesmerizing new installation at UT’s Visual Arts Center (VAC) that challenges viewers to observe three-dimensional art in a relativistic context that includes the invisible but ever-present dimension of time....

The Head

While the audience found their seats and engaged in casual pre-show conversation, an enormous decaying head with luminous eyes gazed at them from the stage like a contemporary Olmec. ...

Art Show/Model Show

Perhaps it's the white-walled museum, cult of authorship, or the sublime reverence that we ascribe to art that often justifies its exemption from a serious inte...

MIRÓ QUARTET: A Texas Beethoven Cycle & More

When violinist William Fedkenheuer steps onto the stage this month with his colleagues in the Austin-based Miró Quartet for a series of six concerts at the Butler School of Music at UT-Austin (Sept. 6-8 & 27-29), he will achieve a distinction that few other professionals can claim. He will be one of the few living violinists who have performed all sixteen of Ludwig van Beethoven's string quartets for two violins, viola and cello as both a first and second violinist....

Energy Dance

Forklift Dance Works founder Allison Orr, formerly fearful of heights, can now climb a power pole. Don't expect her to fix your electricity when it goes out, but she knows way more about energy than your average choreographer....

Lifelike

There is a blue sleeping bag situated on the floor of the main gallery at the Blanton Museum of Art. Viewer reactions to the circa-2001 piece, buy cialis Nomad...