In 1980, two years after Teatro Dallas was founded by Cora Cardona and Jeff Hurst, only 9.9% of Dallas’s 904,078 residents ticked the newly added box for “Hispanic.”
When one of Houston’s most acclaimed poets, Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton, set out to interview the city’s most legendary dancer, Lauren Anderson, she didn’t have a fully-formed creative objective.
After a performance season filled with joyful starts, heart-breaking cancellations and casting understudies for the understudies when positive COVID tests rolled in, Texas theater companies have endured much real life drama to make the leap back to live performances.
Ten years is a huge milestone for an arts organization, and Avant Chamber Ballet is celebrating accordingly.
Ten years ago, multidisciplinary artists and life partners Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin set out to trace a little-known bit of queer U.S history, an 1843 pleasure excursion by100 men from St Louis to the Wind River Range of Wyoming, likely the first example of North American gay eco/party tourism.
Houston Ballet’s Artistic Director Stanton Welch grew up around ballet.
The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts contains artifacts dating back centuries, and its exhibitions sometimes revel in that broad historical panorama. But The Great Stage of Texas, running through July 24 at San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum—the collection’s home—could hardly be more contemporary.
If the 2021-2022 theater season was about getting back on stage for many Texas performing arts companies, Theatre Under The Star’s 2022-2023 season might be best described as a season ready to take that big breath, then sing, dance and celebrate life renewed.