September 6th, 2011
The Look Ahead: Ballet, Release, Fair, Taiko, Gold, Death and Race
We’re already well into the week. Your Labor Day was anything but if it was like ours. If you had to be working, we salute you. For the rest of us, it’s time to shake off the rust. You can do it thus-ly.
Houston Ballet: Return of the Masters
“From three of the world’s most esteemed choreographers come three lyrically stunning ballets long absent from Houston Ballet’s repertoire. Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, with its ice-skating couples, showcases the wit and warmth for which Ashton is known. Set against a starry sky, Jerome Robbins’s In the Night is a beautiful and poignant ballet featuring three pairs of dancing lovers. Rarely performed in America, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth is a symphonic masterpiece of music and dance, inspired by an ancient Chinese poem.”
Well, would you look at that… There are plenty of mentions of a Loopster favorite Sideshow Tramps, but hardly anything tangible to take to momma. That’s going to change on Friday night, we can assure you. If not Paul, then Richard. If not Richard, then Alexander. We’re all putting it on our calendars. It’s the big CD release that we’ve been waiting for.
D¡verseworks State Fair: Opening Reception
Where: DiverseWorks Art Space – EaDo [1117 East Fwy., 77002]
When: Friday, September 9th | From 6:00PM to 9:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Email
“State Fair is a public spectacle that takes as its inspiration the construct of a contemporary art fair and merges it with the age-old tradition of street peddling. Organized to coincide Houston’s first-ever public art fairs, The Houston Fine Art Fair in September and the Texas Contemporary in October, State Fair is an arts-centric trade show with a twist in which artists from around the state will inhabit the gallery with public projects that explore the notion of street commerce, underground exchange, and alternate economies that defy the strictures of the commercial art economy. Prepare to be dazzled!”
MFAH Friday and Saturday Lecture: Gold, Death, and Race
“Presented by Kara Cooney, assistant professor of ancient Egyptian art and architecture, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, and host of the Discovery Channel series “Out of Egypt,” in conjunction with the exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.”
“Kaminari Taiko has mesmerized Miller audiences for 15 years with its unique style of dynamic taiko performance. These artists once again bring to the stage their arsenal of over 50 proressional quality drums and percussive instruments, including the most powerful drum in America.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.”