Dance Repertory Theatre’s spring concert Momentum was reviewed by the Austin Chronicle. The review described the concert, which reflected on the influence of African American culture on contemporary dance, as “diverse in aesthetic and focus, mostly cohered in a highly physical, emotionally urgent offering.”
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David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center in the Department of Art and Art History, discussed his passion for Mayan history with NBC Dallas as related exhibition opens at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Ethnomusicology professor Stephen Slawek created the Svaranjali Ensemble with the aim of exposing UT students to the rich cultural heritage of classical Indian music. He shared how this is also a deeply personal experience for him with The Daily Texan. The story also includes an illustration by Visual Art Studies student Madi Beavers.
The New York Times’ T Magazine addresses the importance of the 1980s “Pictures” artists in today’s image-saturated environment. Studio Art Professor Troy Brauntuch is one of the artists of this movement.
Doreen Lorenzo, executive director of the Center for Integrated Design, discussed with the Austin American-Statesman how the program is integrating design thinking into undergraduate curriculum by plugging industry professionals and techniques into the the classroom.
Artist Yael Kanarek discussed with The Daily Texan her week as The Foundry’s first artist-in-residence.
Yevgeniy Sharlat, associate professor of composition and music theory at the Butler School of Music, was selected by Kronos Quartet to compose a new string quartet piece in celebration of music group’s 50th anniversary. It is part of the larger project, Fifty for the Future.
This week the Department of Theatre and Dance opens the dance concert Momentum, an eclectic group of dances that tell a collection of stories about how African diasporic culture has influenced contemporary dance. Charles O. Anderson, head of the dance program, discussed with the Austin American-Statesman the inspiration and student work that went into creating this unique show.
Artina McCain (D.M.A. 2011) and Martin McCain (M.M. 2006, D.M.A. 2008) were chosen to perform in the Austin Chamber Music Center’s Black Composers Concert, as part of celebrating Black History Month. The married couple spoke with The Daily Texan about this year’s concert theme and their musical inspiration.
This week, The Foundry hosts its first artist as part of the Kirby Attwell Guest Artist Residency Program. New York artist Yael Kanarek joins the maker space of the Fine Arts Library to workshop with students from various College of Fine Arts programs and explore uses for the visualization and production technologies in The Foundry. She will conclude on Friday with a public talk about her work.