“This is our third year trying to do our 25th year,” says Houston’s unofficial dance ambassador Nancy Henderek, whose annual springtime Dance Salad Festival (for reasons you can probably guess) took an unexpected hiatus in 2020 and again in 2021.
During an immersive dance production the line between audience and dancer can blur, but in an Annie Arnoult Open Dance Project performance that blurring expands from the space between dancer and audience to the line between theater and dance, history and story, viewing and autonomous experiencing.
Egrets and pelicans, bobcat and wild turkey, dolphins and gar, migrating geese and monarch butterflies–creatures great and small from the East Texas and Gulf Coast regions will populate Hassell’s canvases and color lithographs at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) in Beaumont when the museum presents Billy Hassell: Topography (March 26-June 19).
Shahzia Sikander recognizes the many forms that the erasure of women can take, whether historically or in contemporary life. And she has focused her art practice on changing that reality.
An all-night vigil, fairytales and a DACAMERA performance: Houston Chamber Choir’s Big Spring Season
As he planned out the Houston Chamber Choir’s season, artistic director Robert Simpson figured on two must-haves: a return visit by guest conductor María Guinand, the Venezuelan he calls “a joy generator”; and a performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, the soulful a cappella work the choir was rehearsing when the covid-19 shutdown silenced it in March 2020.
First opened at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and on view at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) through Feb. 6, 2022, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse is a survey of Southern art that shies away from nothing.
Artist Neva Mikulicz sees a growing “anti-science” attitude in our culture, and it creeps her out.