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Tania Candiani: Lifeblood
September 22—November 19, 2023
Histories and lives embedded in the land – and particularly the waterways that have alternately built and destroyed Houston over time – will be the subject of a newly commissioned, multi-disciplinary work by Mexican artist Tania Candiani. In her past work, Candiani has worked across a spectrum of media and practices to explore the intersections between people, place, labor and industry. In so doing, Candiani initiates explorations and collaborations that convene communal meditations on the past via music, architecture, and craft, with an emphasis on early technologies and vernacular practices of record-keeping. Her work in Houston will be developed out of an intermittent eight-month residency sponsored and supported by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. A portion of this project was created in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership.
This exhibition focuses on the critically understudied graphic work of José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), one of “Los tres grandes” of Mexican muralism.
Experience the groundbreaking sounds of AURA Contemporary Ensemble in an extraordinary concert event. With a commitment to the cutting edge of classical music, AURA cultivates musicians poised for careers encompassing contemporary compositions. This unique mixed chamber ensemble crafts mesmerizing concert experiences, employing theatrical lighting, projections, and video.
A world premiere embodied storytelling event that exemplifies the expression, “leap, and the net shall appear.”
Join our incoming MFA Acting cohort for an ensemble-building project like no other. In just over 100 hours of rehearsal, an entire play without words will be conceived, devised, and performed. Exploring the vocabulary of the body, the company will embark on a quest to find the miraculous in the mundane.
What insights will we discover? How many characters and lifetimes will we experience? What story will emerge from the culmination of our efforts? Come join us, and find out.