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Marfa Live Arts’ postmodern dance performance Saturday at Crowley Theater, reception at Building 98

Marfa Live Arts’ postmodern dance performance Saturday at Crowley Theater, reception at Building 98

May 25th, 2017

(photo by Carlos Avendaño)Anna Halprin, The Courtesan and The Crone, 1999, performed by Stephen Petronio, The Fabric Museum and Workshop, Philadelphia, 2016.

MARFA — This weekend, Friday–Sunday, May 26–28, Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork Marfa present a program devoted to the influence of choreographer Anna Halprin on successive generations of artists. Marfa Sounding: Anna Halprin curated …

Chinati Foundation hosts LA dance project residency this weekend

May 25th, 2017

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation will host L.A. Dance Project in residency in Marfa for several days while they rehearse a series of performances that have been conceived in response to Chinati’s collection.

The series, entitled Marfa Dance Episodes, will be performed in situ at the museum and streamed live on the web over Memorial Day …

Marfa Agave Festival celebrates area’s cultural diversity

Marfa Agave Festival celebrates area’s cultural diversity

May 25th, 2017

Agave Festival Marfa 2017

MARFA — The inaugural Agave Festival Marfa celebrates the cultural diversity of the TransPecos and Chihuahuan Desert, and takes place June 1-4 with a wide-ranging program of events.

On offer are talks by scientists, including a presentation by Carolyn Boyd about the White Shaman Mural; meals hosted by three local chefs; an …

Marfa Studio of Arts calls for work for Agave Festival

Marfa Studio of Arts calls for work for Agave Festival

May 25th, 2017

Cactus silhouette on a West Texas plain.

MARFA — The Marfa Studio of Arts is having an open call for works of art by artists, age 18 and over, who live in the Big Bend Area/Trans-Pecos Region. Any artist may submit work for this exhibition if they live in a 100 mile radius of Marfa, …

Agave Festival events are plenty at Hotel Paisano

May 25th, 2017

MARFA – The Hotel Paisano will be hosting a number of events in participation with the Agave Festival Marfa, June 1-4.

Greasewood Gallery and the Hotel Paisano ballroom will exhibit “Aliento a Tequila” by Austin photographer Joel Salcido.

From agave plants to harvesters, to the culture of the Mexican towns where the traditional spirit is produced, Salcido …

Marfa Live Arts to host dance piece in Antelope Hills

Marfa Live Arts to host dance piece in  Antelope Hills

May 18th, 2017

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

MARFA — Marfa Live Arts will host Marfa Sounding: Anna Halprin on Friday-Sunday, May 26-28, 2017 over the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend in Marfa. The program will present four free events through a series of performances, films, talks, and workshops focusing on the influence of choreographer and artist Anna Halprin.

Over …

Chinati to Host L.A. Dance Project in Residency last week of May

May 18th, 2017

MARFA — Beginning on May 22, The Chinati Foundation will host L.A. Dance Project in residency in Marfa for several days while they rehearse a series of performances that have been conceived in response to Chinati’s collection. The series, entitled Marfa Dance Episodes, will be performed in situ at the museum and streamed live on …

Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

May 18th, 2017

Nalu Gruschkus

MARFA — Nalu Gruschkus will make her debut as a playwright and director of It’s There For You at the Crowley Theater this Saturday May 20th at 7:30 PM.  (Doors at 7:00 PM).

Nalu has grown up in Marfa. She has always been drawn to the theater, as a small child and up into …

Marfa Sounding: Anna Halprin, a Memorial Day Weekend of site-specific dance performance

May 11th, 2017

MARFA — In the 1960s, on a redwood dance deck built within a grove of trees in Marin County, California, the artist and choreographer Anna Halprin led a community of dancers, musicians, and sculptors through a collective process that sought new systems for generating creativity. Rejecting the narrative styles and performance conventions of high Modernism, …

Local pipeline activism on screen at CineMarfa

Local pipeline activism on screen at CineMarfa

May 4th, 2017

Local documentarian Jessica Lutz will show short films this weekend during the CineMarfa Film Festival depicting the trials of landowners and environmentalists during the construction of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The programming at this weekend’s CineMarfa film festival includes documentaries examining some of the most pressing political issues of our time. From …

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