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.
Posts Tagged 'video'
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.
Rita Hayworth was a sexier partner for Fred Astaire than Ginger Rogers, but their pair-ups occurred in black-and-white films that are pretty fuzzy on YouTube and that lack any close-ups of Hayworth, showcasing her vivacious joy in dancing. But for our series this week on Great American Movie Musical Moments, we’ve picked “I’m Old-Fashioned,” a lovely, feather-light duet from 1942.
We continue Afternoon Delight’s special series of Great American Movie Musical Scenes with “Birth of the Blues” from the film, “The Best Things in Life Are Free” (1956). Not a great film overall, but this brassy duet has tremendous singing by Gordon McRae and the steamy pairing of Sheree North and future ballet great Jacques d’Amboise. Enjoy.
Funnyman Robert Wuhl – Emmy-winning comedy writer, star of HBO’s ‘Arli$$’ – created a stand-up routine and college lecture on American myths and myth-making for HBO called ‘Assume the Position.’ Now it’s a stage show he’s doing at the Out of the Loop Festival. Art&Seek on Think TV talks to Professor Wuhl about rich dumb kids, Longfellow as popular culture and Wikipedia as a research resource.
He’s New Wave but he’s old school: Someone autotuned a couple of routines by the late stand-up master George Carlin and put the mashup to a beat. It’s a loving tribute that rocks.
Art museums just don’t do enough to capitalize on their holdings — like holding celebrity autograph signings with monarchs who’ve been dead for 400 years.
This year will be the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s 35th, so we talk with founder-director Ann Williams about surviving in North Texas, finally having a permanent home in the Arts District and what choreographer she still dreams of working with.