Coming Home to Texas and Sometimes Leaving Again
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Coming Home to Texas and Sometimes Leaving Again

When a writer pitched a story about an actor leaving Texas I immediately said, “No…

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Performania: Texas Dance Ambassadors
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Performania: Texas Dance Ambassadors

Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh <em>Nutcracker</em>
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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh Nutcracker

Houston Ballet is throwing a little holiday get-together, at least that's what it looks like…

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Performania: Curious Connections
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Performania: Curious Connections

During an email exchange with Jessica Lang about her collaboration with architect Steven Holl for…

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Performania: Festival Fever
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Performania: Festival Fever

Performania: Israeli Dance in Texas
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Performania: Israeli Dance in Texas

I’ve been obsessed with Israeli contemporary dance since returning from International Exposure 2015 last December,…

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Performania: The Visibility of the Arts in Pop Culture
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Performania: The Visibility of the Arts in Pop Culture

On Feb. 3 some three million folks saw something amazing on network television: contemporary dance…

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Performania: Small Scaling the Arts
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Performania: Small Scaling the Arts

here's something about do-ablity that is making me a more eager watcher these days. Perhaps…

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Performania: Drama with or without a Theater
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Performania: Drama with or without a Theater

I'm always looking for drama, just not necessarily in a theater. It's the burden of…

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Performania: Artists in and out of Texas
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Performania: Artists in and out of Texas

Hollering about Texas with a perfect Southern drawl. My Pillow peers claimed that I mentioned…

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Performania: Hard Hats for the Arts
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Performania: Hard Hats for the Arts

I never miss a hard hat tour. I enjoy seeing a building come together, much…

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Performania: Dance Finds a Home in the Visual Arts
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Performania: Dance Finds a Home in the Visual Arts

Performania:  The Artist Talk as Theater
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Performania: The Artist Talk as Theater

When Nathaniel Donnett was wheeled in laying inside a coffin at the CAMH for his…

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Performania: Texcentricity
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Performania: Texcentricity

Performania: Facebook becomes Artbook
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Performania: Facebook becomes Artbook

On any given day, you can find me asking, begging and sometimes groveling, for you…

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Performania: Recent Adventures in Art/Science/Health
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Performania: Recent Adventures in Art/Science/Health

If I haven't returned your email, my apologies. I'm walking all the time now, to…

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Performania: Impresarios Among Us
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Performania:  In Praise of Pop Ups
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Performania: In Praise of Pop Ups

The phrase “pop-up” entered our vocabulary a while back and refers to just about anything

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Performania:  Leaving the Arts Cave
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Performania: Leaving the Arts Cave

Janet Biggs Can’t Find My Way Home, 2014 Four-channel video, high-definition video installation with sound,…

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Visibility Versus Incubation
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Music in Houston: Playing Well Together
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Music in Houston: Playing Well Together

If you are worried about classical music dying off, chances are good that you are…

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Friday Night Lights + Art
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Friday Night Lights + Art

A year ago, in this very space, I pronounced, “If anyone is going to make…

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Performania:  New Building Bliss
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Performania: New Building Bliss

IMAGE ABOVE: Johnny Brantley III, Gabriel Bernal, Tim Heller and Gino Chaviano in Anything Goes,…

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Performania
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Performania

It feels a tiny bit like Christmas when I see those shiny words, “2014/2015 season”…

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Performania

As a contributing editor at DM, I get to nominate the Texas contingent—a job I…

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Performania

This month offers a host of opportunities to question truths, myths and assumptions about the…

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In doing some early research on the history of ballet in Texas, I emailed my…

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I've written more Nutcracker stories than should be allowed. Dance writers should have a quota.…

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Performania

The season is off and running. At press time, Texans and Cowboys are off to…

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