Experience the extraordinary Kronos Quartet on March 19, 2024, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.
Jerry Hunt was an oddball avant-gardist who conducted an international career from rural Texas. A collection of his work and ephemera are briefly on view in Lubbock.
José Villalobos’s exhibition Fuertes y Firmas at Big Medium in Austin defiantly extracts beauty from brutality.
Anemoia brings together more than forty cast members in the exploration of places never traveled through imaginative movement. Experience the production November 17-19, 2023.
Experience the thrilling, live-performance version of Frankenstein, the Gothic tale of love, loss, and creation by Manual Cinema on September 26, 2023, in Santa Fe.
In the Santa Fe Opera’s 2023 staging of Pelléas et Mélisande, director Netia Jones’s contemporary aesthetics renew Debussy’s mystifying Symbolist opera for present-day audiences.
Roswell-based artist Kate Turner makes art that reflects her unique history and experience and examines contemporary issues of race, gender, and identity.
Stories of water in the Southwest are told through the lens of artists in Going with the Flow: Art, Actions, and Western Waters at SITE Santa Fe.
Cannupa Hanska Luger melds past and future in an Amarillo Museum of Art exhibition that pays tribute to millions of massacred Plains bison.
Wendy Kveck’s Prompt: at ASAP in Las Vegas explored the ways we stage ourselves and our art while employing a feminist practice that confronts and amplifies women as cultural markers.
Live in America features under-recognized Southwest cities, such as Albuquerque, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada, in a debut performance festival in Northwest Arkansas.
A new book, Breadth of Bodies: Discussing Disability in Dance, spotlights the voices, experiences, and art of dancers with disabilities.
CONDER/dance collaborates with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West in Arizona to present new works by innovative choreographers in the Southwest.
Emerging choreographer Alexandra Honchell’s journey from company dancer to independent artist is reuniting her mind with her body.
Dancing Earth’s BTW US Cyberspace imagines digital space as a realm of creative gathering and regeneration.
The Keshet M3 Movement for Mercy and Arts and Justice Network advocate for juvenile justice reform through arts education and youth empowerment.
One of the great fixtures of a Santa Fe summer is Santa Fe Opera, who recently announced the cancellation of its 2020 season due to the pandemic. Since we can't go see the stunning sets in person, we're revisiting our SFO behind-the-scenes series, which has profiled the champions who make up the Opera's scene, props, and costume shops, and detail the way they turn dream-like ideas into dream-like realities.
“I want my students to understand that their embodied knowledge and way of consciously moving in space, as dancers, is special. My goal is to give them vocabulary and tools so they can be part of the creative force that invents whatever comes next.”
New Mexico Dance Project is a newcomer powerhouse on the Santa Fe dance scene. Husband and wife team Erik Sampson and Scarlett Wynne founded the company in New Mexico six months ago. Since then, they have been teaching workshops for students, creating new works nonstop, and performing with the intention to become an integrated part of the community.
The question is not merely why Shakespeare, but why make any art at all? Who is art for, and at what cost? In Guards at the Taj, answers to the first question accumulate as if without effort: we make art to create objects of resplendent beauty and experiences of wonder; to revel in the joy of creation; to invent worlds beyond this one; to compete with God; to fail. It’s the second question that’s difficult—brutally so...
Where was the dagger? It was the final act of The Letter, a Santa Fe Opera world premiere that opened in 2009, and forty-mile-per-hour winds were howling across the venue’s open-air stage. The murderous Leslie, played by Patricia Racette, was singing her way towards suicide-by-stabbing. Suddenly, the wind whipped a tablecloth and sent Leslie’s fateful knife skittering down the dining table. This was despite the fact that the properties department had reinforced the linen with a stitch called a swing tack and secured it with a wind skirt.
Warehouse 21, Santa Fe
December 2, 6 pm (monthly performance)
I would like you to imagine you are standing alone on a stage. A simple brown folding chair stands in front of you. The audience of about forty people looks up at you, waiting, expectant. You are dressed in your street clothes. Suddenly, a man in a t-shirt and shorts wanders onto the stage and says...
Mark Morris dances are difficult to describe because they are so innovative. The man’s wit is a source of endless creativity, and his work gives the simultaneous impressions of serendipity and contemplation. His dances can...
A tragic awareness haunts every element of the opera Doctor Atomic. The libretto, the music—the tableaux of singers, dancers, scenes, and the one prop that never ceases to cast its shadow on the whole...
“They’ll say, ‘Why won’t it just float there?’” Scott Schreck says with a little smirk. “Then I go, ‘I’ll tell you what, let me work on that antigravity device for you.’” He’s talking through the joys and difficulties of translating artistic visions to brick and mortar...