Launched in 1993 as a showcase for a single performer, it has evolved into an annual contest that offers $40,000 in prize money to aspiring musicians aged 18 to 32.
Honor, commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was presented on Jan. 27, 2023, at Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts.
In the work of Leslie Martinez, on view at the Blaffer Art Museum from through March 12, 2023, viewers tumble across landscapes as they explore the peaks and valleys of each piece unhindered by borders.
h Shannon and William Cannings are represented by Anya Tish Gallery, so showing them together at some point seemed predestined.
choreographer Cathy Marston has developed a unique narrative signature, prioritizing storytelling with the body as much as she can.
“I am turning 80 on April 19, and this is one of those ‘woulda-gonna’ projects that is finally happening,” Surls said. “If I’m going to do it, I have to do it now.”
During a visit to the Getty Research Institute years ago, on an informal tour through the archives, I caught a glimpse of a box filled with Walter Hopps’s letters, marked “Top Secret” or some such about how the contents were to remain sealed until a certain date.
In 1995, South African novelist and playwright Zakes Mda wrote a book called Ways of Dying that features a character named Toloki, a professional mourner at township funerals in post-Apartheid South Africa.
Think about classical ballet’s signature repertoire—The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Cinderella. Each of these canonic story ballets is drawn from a European folk tale or story, and set to music by a European composer. Is it time to ask, “what other stories can ballets tell?”
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.
Twenty years after his passing, the extraordinary twentieth-century polymath and pioneering modernist Lain Singh Bangdel is finally getting some much-deserved recognition in the United States.
It’s been way too long since I sat around the virtual table with our fabulous theater writers Lindsey Wilson and Tarra Gaines to chat about all things performing arts in Houston, Dallas and beyond.