VIDEO: For Earth Day, documentary filmmaker Rob Tranchin goes back to a visit he made 10 years ago with Texas author John Graves – to talk about his Hill Country home.
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The Fort Worth Symphony will perform Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun’s Water Concerto, so Think TV talks with splashy master percussionist David Cossin.
Next Thursday, Theatre 3 holds a 50th anniversary luncheon. For the occasion, we invited executive producer director Jac Alder to lend some wisdom about surviving – and succeeding — in the area theater scene for half-a-century. We ask why he and his late wife Norma Young ever started a theater and how Theatre 3 become one of our very few arts organizations to own its facility.
A Normal Day seems to be a couple of Germans with a lot of time on their hands to practice new, everyday-household tricks involving tossing, juggling, kicking, flipping, sliding and hackysacking. They show how some of the coolest little tricks are the ones you can do with a shrug.
Highlights include ‘Rent,’ ‘Ring of Fire’ – the Johnny Cash musical revue created by the guy who did ‘Ain’t Misbehavin” – and the ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ co-production with the Dallas Theater Center.
These are not the usual kind of kinetic sculptures, with cute automatons moving their piston arms. Reuben Margolin’s hand-made pieces use wood, pulleys and string to replicate sine waves. They’re simple and devilishly complicated, and the results are almost dreamlike.
As part of Heritage Auction’s speaker series, Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks answered questions about Dallas arts and arts audiences. The stimulating conversation covered demographics and real-estate churn and how they affect arts groups, the arrival of the international managerial class, how the problem isn’t attracting artists here, it’s keeping them, and the real reason our arts groups seek New York approval.
Artists have been bringing computer applications into their music, sculptures and dramas for years, but rarely has anyone achieved a kind of human-digital synthesis like the Australian dance company, Chunky Move. If ‘The Matrix’ could dance, it might look like this.
Quite a few art museums have created video trailers for an exhibition, but San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum has done a lovely job for a smart, witty and accessible show (it runs through May). The sculptures recreate ordinary objects with ordinary materials and they recall everything from miniature Claes Oldenburgs to sort of a demented Marcel Duchamp readymade.
With North Texas’ Horton Foote Festival in full swing, Hallie Foote, Horton’s actress-daughter, talks about how she portrays family members onstage, how her father’s writing changed and how she’s getting the family house in Wharton landmarked.