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May 2017

Clay Works 2017

May 18 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave
Alpine, TX 79830 United States
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Celebrating 5 Years! Introducing Cup Invitational: a showcase of handmade cups by premier Texas potters. Join us for a reception Saturday, May 27th 5pm - 7pm

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Texas Star Party

May 21 - May 28

Texas Star Party

May 21 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm

Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall

May 26
Fort Davis, Texas, Fort Davis, TX + Google Map

To be displayed in Memorial Square across from the Jeff Davis Courthouse Friday, May 26th from 10am until 2pm http://www.rollingthundertx2.com/heroes_wall/texas_fallen.htm

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Anna Halprin on Film

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S. Austin St.
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Introduction to the weekend of events by curator Jennifer Burris Staton and dancer Nina Martin followed by film screenings of Jacqueline Caux's Anna Halprin – Who Says I Have to Dance in a Theater, 2006 (50 minutes) and Anna Halprin – Out of Boundaries, 2004 (53 minutes). Documentaries feature rare archival footage of legendary choreographer Anna Halprin, whose performances engaged both city street and natural landscape. Filmmaker Jacqueline Caux explores how Halprin developed her work in direct response to the social…

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Nina Martin: Dance Workshop

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S. Austin St.
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Community dance workshop led by Nina Martin, MFA, PhD of the Lower Left performance collective and Associate Professor at TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance. Anna Halprin’s work begins with the belief that everyone is a dancer. In this community workshop–open to all ages and all members of the community, with no experience necessary–dancer and master educator Nina Martin will lead a collective, participatory exploration of Halprin’s philosophy. Guiding this workshop are the central ideas of Anna’s philosophy: movement as a way…

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L.A. Dance Project

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - May 29 @ 9:00 pm
Marfa, TX, Marfa, TX 79843 United States + Google Map

The Chinati Foundation is pleased to announce a series of performances by L.A. Dance Project, with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, that have been conceived in response to Chinati's collection and that will be performed in situ at the museum and streamed live on the web. Beginning on May 22, 2017, L.A. Dance Project will be in residence in Marfa, Texas for several days of rehearsal, culminating in three days of performances on Saturday, May 27, Sunday, May…

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Spaghetti Supper – Art Sale – Open House

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Davis Mountains Resort Volunteer Fire Department Invites You! Fire Station Open House 3pm - 6pm Come and meet our firemen and tour the station. Kids of all ages can get a ride on a fire truck. Art & Crafts Sale 3pm - 6pm Come browse through the many donated items. Spaghetti Supper - Food Service Starts at 5pm in the Community Center Join us for a plate of your choice of many different types of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread,…

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Stephen Petronio: Performance and Conversation

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Building 98, 705 West Bonnie Street
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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BLOODLINES–a multi-year initiative of the Stephen Petronio Company–showcases interconnected histories of American postmodern dance through the re-staging of works by iconic choreographers who have influenced the group’s eponymous dancer. In Marfa, Petronio performs The Courtesan and The Crone (1999), a work Anna Halprin developed to address her own aging body in relation to traditional Western concepts of beauty, as part of this broad-reaching exploration of influence. Simple gestures of performative femininity, flirtation, and fear transgress stereotypical gender lines in a…

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Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener: New Work

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fieldwork Marfa Antelope Hills Land, 30°18’58.2”N / 103°59’16.9”W Performed in the open landscape at sunset with live accompaniment by saxophonist Phillip Greenlief, dancers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener premiere a new work inspired by architect, writer, and philosopher Claude Bragdon. Bragdon’s ideas regarding progressive architecture modeled after forms found in nature influenced his belief in the individual’s role as one in service to the group. In other words, he examined geometry and organic architecture in pursuit of a divine connection found…

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