Since we (Nancy Wozny & Tarra Gaines) have an ongoing conversation on what defines an immersive performance, we decided to share some of our adventures and to make some of our endless road trip banter public.
For classically-trained string players, the traditional route to making a living as a professional musician is fairly narrow: win a job in a major orchestra, find a full-time teaching position, or gig like there is no tomorrow.
Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas is home to one of the nation’s most highly regarded and rigorous dance programs.
Hundreds of hoofers converge to shed wood at the Lone Star State’s top tap dance festivals.
A woman weaves on a loom while fifty amateur violinists and an accordionist surround her with music. The aftermath of a young man’s suicide unfolds on a large screen through social media.
No, ballet wasn’t born in Texas. But, in accord with the proverbial Law of Attraction, it got here as fast as it could.
Since the arrival of a troupe of traveling Russians during a time when even Hollywood movies were still, literally, finding their voice, the art and practice of ballet has been nurtured by Texans, who support not one, but three multi-million-dollar-budget ballet companies, and a host of smaller, but no less notable, organizations.