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The A+C Top Ten:  February 2017

The A+C Top Ten: February 2017

The National Theatre of Scotland in Let The Right One In.
Photos by Manuel Harlan.

#10: DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE’S CULTURAL AWARENESS

DALLAS—With a new artistic director Bridget L. Moore at the helm and a Texas Medal of Arts, now is the time to check out Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s next show, Cultural Awareness, which includes a multimedia world premiere by DBDT dancer and choreographer Sean J. Smith, in a program that highlights the company’s rich history, Feb. 17-19 at Wyly Theatre.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre dancer Hana Delong. Photo by The Dallas Dance Project.
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#9: RECOLLECTING DOGON  AT THE MENIL COLLECTION

HOUSTON—The complex history behind American and European interest in present-day Mali informs ReCollecting Dogon at The Menil Collection, through July 9, curated by Paul Davis, which includes sculptures, masks, necklaces and other objects made by the Dogon people.

Dogon peoples. Figure (Dege), 17th-early 20th century.
Mali, Bandiagara Circle.
Wood, 21 7/8 × 5 ×  6 1/4 in. (55.6 ×  12.7 ×  15.9 cm).
The Menil Collection, Houston.
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#8:   SOUNDSPACE AT THE BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

AUSTIN—The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents the next installation of its acclaimed SoundSpace music series. SoundSpace: Earthworks, an immersive musical experience that explores the various ways artists engage with the natural work, plant amplification, seismograph readings, and translating climate data into sound, featuring Montopolis Trio, Bel Cuore Quartet, Alexa Capareda,Vespers by Alvin Lucier, Seismicity, Jim Altieri, Williams / Dobbs /Daghighi trio, and Tetractys, Feb. 19 at The  Blanton.

Graham Reynolds at SoundSpace at The Blanton. Photo by Gabriel Perez.
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#7: ROBERTO MUNGUIA

DALLAS—Roberto Munguia: Buscador/Descubridor, through April 1, chronicles the career of one of Dallas’ most influential artists. The retrospective at the Latino Cultural Center demonstrates Munguia’s diverse output over several decades, working in inks, oils, acrylics, encaustic and more.

Roberto Munguia, Peii, 1997, Encaustic on panel, Courtesy the Artist.
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#6:  THE GREAT SOCIETY  AT THE ZACH

AUSTIN—ZACH Theatre presents The Great Society, the second of Robert Schenkkan’s “LBJ” plays exploring Texas’s own political mastermind. The Great Society deals with his four-year struggle to create a better, more equitable America for future generations while feeling the country dragged deeper into the Vietnam War, through March 5 at Topfer Theater.

Cecil Washington, Jr. as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Vinovich as President Lyndon B. Johnson
in the ZACH Theatre production of A Great Society.
Photo by KirkTuck.com.
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#5: ONE-NIGHT POP-UP DAN LAM EXHIBITION

SAN ANTONIO—The Lullwood Group’s newest one-night-only, pop-up exhibition at 107 Lone Star Blvd. features the work of Dan Lam, Feb. 11. This Dallas-based artist’s otherworldly sculptures have caught the eye of celebrities and and art aficionados alike. She juxtaposes vivid color with alien, almost grotesque forms to allow her creations to exist in what she describes as the “in between.”

Dan Lam, Hot to Trot, 2016, Courtesy the artist.
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#4:  NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND AND ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL

HOUSTON—February is a busy month at the Alley Theatre with the Alley All New Festival, through Feb. 12, featuring fresh works by Kenneth Lin, Robert Askins, Rajiv Joseph, Suzanne Vega, Christina Gorman, Bekah Brunstetter, and Nsangou Njikam. After a successful run in London, New York and most recently, Austin, the National Theatre of Scotland brings Jake Horne’s vampire coming of age story, Let the Right One In  to the Alley Theatre, Feb. 17-March 19, giving local audiences the chance to bite into this genre tale of that most dangerous journey through childhood.

The National Theatre of Scotland in Let The Right One In. Photos by Manuel Harlan.
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#3: JOSHUA GOODE AT THE MAC

DALLAS—An installation and archaeological performance takes over The MAC this month. Joshua Goode’s Outhouse Oracle, Feb. 18 – March 11, broaches ideas of history and mythology both personal and public through the artist’s “discovery” of an invented civilization.

Joshua Goode, Ancient Map of Dallas with Oracle, Pyramid and Dinosaur Park, 2016 Courtesy The MAC.
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#2: ORCHESTRA OF NEW SPAIN

DALLAS—Orchestra of New Spain, Avant Chamber Ballet, and San Francisco flamenco company, Son y Tacon, collaborate on Francisco Courcelle’s Misa Ave Maris Stella, Feb. 16 & 17 Dallas City Performance Hall. This piece by Courcelle is one of the first Spanish Baroque works produced by Orchestra of New Spain in the 1980s.

Orchestra of New Spain on recent tour to Bolivia. Courtesy Orchestra of New Spain.
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#1: FOTOFEST INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES VI

HOUSTON— FotoFest’s International Discoveries VI features 13 artists from Asia, Latin America and the United States, whose works have been “discovered” by FotoFest curators at international and U.S. photography events and artist studios across the globe, including Ilana Bar (Brazil), Tad Beck (USA), Dai Xiang (China), Paola Dávila (Mexico), Fábio Del Re (Korea), Qian Jin (China), Jung A Kim (Korea), Hyunmoo Lee (Korea), Tuany Lima (Brazil), Eustáquio Neves (Brazil), René Peña (Cuba), Marcel Rius (Mexico), and  Zhang Kechun (China), through March 18 at Silver Street Studios.

Tad Beck (USA), Double Document-Lance Gries 1, 2013
42in x 42in
Archival Pigment Print
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