Yes, the Dallas Theater Center will be presenting a musical version of ‘Giant’ next season — along with a co-production with Casa Manana and three regional premieres. The full schedule complete with artistic director Kevin Moriarty’s promo video.
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Why is downtown Dallas so empty so much of the day? There was one big decision that helped create our urban dead zone: Burying the retail underground. YouPlusDallas has created a haunting video about that decision and what it’s led to.
Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Gene Krupa, Michael Shrieve — where have they gone, those great drum soloists of yore? OK, right, a couple of them are dead. But follow me on this: If you’re sitting bored in your office cubicle, you can join them — no, no, not the dead part, although you might be feeling like that — no, you can make your own contribution to hitting stuff rhythmically. With ordinary office supplies.
‘The Black Architecture Project,’ says its creator Darell Fields, is an exploration of what doesn’t exist – black architecture itself (he’s one of the very few African-American architects around). Art&Seek on Think TV talks with Fields about his current show at UT-D’s CentralTrak, about his father, one of the first black police officers in Dallas, about re-considering a South Dallas cemetery and why his own conceptual designs are so pristine.
The Dallas Planning Commission has approved guidelines for West Dallas – now that the Hunt Hill Bridge may prompt major redevelopment there. But can profit-hungry development be directed? Can the older neighborhoods be preserved? We ask Brent Brown, the head of the Dallas CityDesign Studio, about the future of an area that includes train tracks, chickens wandering unpaved roads — and long-established Hispanic families.
Amid all of our efforts at preening for the Big Game — pitching North Texas as Open for Business and Ready for Our Close-Up — some substantive good has actually come about. Good, that is, beyond the bump up in retail. Like Slant 45, which may well have been the largest community-service effort in North Texas history. We talk to Gigi Antoni, president of Big Thought, which ran the project.
Alexander Calder looms so large in mid-century modern art, it’s hard to imagine anyone not knowing (and enjoying) his work. Yet it’s the premise of the Nasher’s current show – ‘Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy’ – that the seven young artists also included here had to ‘re-discover’ Calder. Nasher director Jeremy Strick explains – and discusses the Nasher’s various sighting, sounding and speaking series.
Walker Evans, Margaret Bourke-White and Berenice Abbott created groundbreaking bodies of work: Evans for his depictions of Southern poverty, Bourke-White for her towering images of industrialization, Abbott for her New York street scenes. We talk to Jessica May, co-curator of the Amon Carter exhibition ‘American Modern,’ about these three artists, how each crossed paths and influenced the others, about the dot-matrix and the urge for narrative.
The National Performance Network has been an important support system for emerging, unconventional artists for 25 years — helping such groups as Urban Bush Women and the Blue Man Group when they were just starting to tour. The NPN is holding its 25th annual meeting in Dallas next week with shows at the Majestic Theatre and the Latino Cultural Center. We talk with NPN CEO MK Wegmann.
Dallas native Regina Taylor has directed one of her plays at the Dallas Theater Center before this, but ‘The Trinity River Plays’ will be her first premiere there as a playwright — in a co-production with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. We talk to Taylor about attending SMU, the growth of her play, its title and its food content.