ALL ARTS DISTRICT, ALL THE TIME: The Dallas Morning News jumped into its Arts District coverage in earnest over the weekend, letting David Dillon loose on the two new buildings. With that task accomplished, he then took a step back to provide us with a brief history of the District. The takeaway from both pieces, [...]
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE: Wil McKnights’ Texas Dance Theatre opens its inaugural season on Friday with considerable buzz. And in an era when dance companies come and go, he says he’s in it for the long run. “One day, I’m going to have my own building,” McKnight tells dallasnews.com. “I’m not playing around.” Part of the [...]
If you were at the Dallas Museum of Art‘s Late Night event on Friday, you might have thought it odd when a dozen or so high school students “spontaneously” broke into dance. Don’t worry though: the kids are alright. What you witnessed was a group of Booker T. Washington students performing a flashmob dance. Any [...]
PADS AND POINTE SHOES: A night’s sleep has done little to erase the memory of Sunday night’s last-second loss to the Giants. But just like Tony Romo has to forget about those three interceptions, we’ve got to try and forget about what might have been. So maybe this story from the Washington Post will help? [...]
North Texas is littered with the remains of dead dance companies. Ballets, modern troupes, solo choreographers: It’s often seemed like a mass extinction happened here the past 20 years. So Wil McKnight’s new Texas Dance Theatre is a risk. It’s even riskier — and notable — for its impressive ambitions. Next week, TDT begins its first full season of 14 works — with nearly half of them world premieres.
When the leaves on the trees die, that’s when the arts come back to life. If you’ve checked the Art&Seek calendar lately, you’ve noticed that we’ve added hundreds of events coming up over the next few months as organizations large and small announce their seasons. We’ve already begun writing down some dates in our calendars, and we thought we’d share with you some of the arts events this season that we’re definitely not going to miss.
Texas Dance Theatre has announced details for its 2009-10, which will be performed in the Scott Theater inside the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The company’s debut season is dubbed A Season of Choreographers and will feature a number of world premieres. The season kicks off Sept. 25 with new work by Bruce Wood. Keep [...]
Victoria Winkleman, public information officer at the Meadows School of the Arts, informs me that the new Meadows Prize is actually taking the place of the Meadows Award. So we’re clear on that. No award, but now a prize. In fact, four prizes or rather, residencies.
The Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts — $50,000 presented by SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts every year for 30 years to distinguished artists such as Stephen Sondheim, Leontyne Price, Ingmar Bergman and the late newsman Don Hewitt — now has a sibling. Instead of just a sizable chunk of change [...]
BEGINNING WITH BEETHOVEN: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra gets the jump on the new season with its All-Beethoven Festival beginning Wednesday. Writing for dallasnews.com, Scott Cantrell explains why Beethoven is less expensive to stage than the previously planned Mahler. The switch will save the orchestra about $235,000. Meanwhile, dfw.com takes a different approach to previewing [...]