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M.F.A. student’s creative impulse makes coming unhinged come together on stage in a contemporary adaptation of a Victorian classic

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

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

Artists engage in a cross-cultural dialogue through dance in Colombia

Artists engage in a cross-cultural dialogue through dance in Colombia

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