We’re still holding our breath, knocking on a forest full of wood and sacrificing chicken-shaped tofu to Dionysius, but it looks like in-person, inside-an-actual-theater, theater will finally take the stage this fall.
Brett Ishida, a California transplant to Austin, is bringing her new Austin-based contemporary dance company ISHIDA to the stage for the company’s first evening-length production since the pandemic began.
“Every person is like a novel. We all have a story.” Sedrick Huckaby says. “I’ve never met a boring person.”
The pandemic may have forced the cancellation of this year’s Fusebox Festival, one of the nation’s largest annual interdisciplinary performing arts festivals, but the Austin organization continues to present and nurture artists.
I’ve been watching the Austin-based Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company almost as long as it has existed.
Construction will begin this spring and continue through late 2022 on the Blanton Museum’s New Grounds Initiative.
In a normal year, hundreds of Austin art studios and workshops would fill with thousands of visitors next week.
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Jennifer Steinkamp’s new digital work Eon, recently unveiled as part of the University of Texas Landmarks Collection and commissioned for Welch Hall, the university’s recently renovated science building, invokes these complex ideas not in the form of ephemeral petals, but in massive LED screens.
Emotion, individualism, unfettered expression, fruitful rebellion, and spontaneous movement are not often the makings of everyday life. But sometimes the storm and stress of life bring such things into being.
Artists grappling with the political has been the norm for thousands of years, but when art and social-political questioning merge at an interdisciplinary performance festival like Austin’s Fusebox Festival 2020 (April 15-19), the results can sometimes expand artistic boundaries.
Houston-based artists Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen, known collectively as Hillerbrand+Magsamen, address topics of family, communication, and consumerism, most recently through their ongoing body of artworks called The Devices Project.