M.F.A. student’s creative impulse makes coming unhinged come together on stage in a contemporary adaptation of a Victorian classic
Director and College of Fine Arts student Daria Davis points to an unlikely character for providing the most important lines of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Jeffrey Hatcher’s modern adaptation of the iconic tale. In the closing scene of Act One, an otherwise unmentioned parlor maid gives a statement to the police after witnessing Edward… » Continue Reading
In the live music capital, Texas Performing Arts composes a contemporary vision for classical music performance by commissioning new works
PHOTO Texas Performing Arts Director Kathy Panoff knows how much of the general public would define classical music. “Music by dead white guys played by symphony orchestras,” says Panoff, a trained concert flutist. “The word ‘classical’ has been very narrowly defined, when classical music is truly like any other type of music, whether it’s indie… » Continue Reading
Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals
About 7,500 students will graduate from The University of Texas at Austin at the 128th spring commencement this Saturday, May 21. Students from around the world with diverse cultural backgrounds, students who have faced adversity and students who have realized their dreams will come together to share in the spirit of commencement. “Inspired by the… » Continue Reading
Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010.
VIDEO and PHOTO SLIDESHOW University of Texas at Austin senior Dance major Elissa Marshall decided to become a dancer around age 9 after seeing a friend perform in “The Nutcracker.” “I started dancing really because I wanted to be on a stage in front of an audience,” said Marshall. “I kept dancing, though, because of… » Continue Reading
Take It Outside: They arrived on campus from New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art last month on flatbed trucks and tractor trailers: several towering giants of steel, iron and metal; a triad of tall, stately whip-thin spires; two carved, organic pieces, full of motion in black walnut and cherry wood. Seventeen sculptures (with 11 more arriving in January 2009) by some of the greatest artists of the mid-to-late 20th century were brought to campus through a new public art program called Landmarks at The University of Texas at Austin.