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TWU dance, visual
arts students team up for ‘The Marfa Project’
Dance and visual arts students at Texas Woman’s University
will present a new multi-media work, “The Marfa Project:
Mapping Emptiness in the Landscape,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 5, in the East Gallery of the TWU Visual Arts Building,
located at Oakland and Texas streets on the university’s
Denton campus. The event is free and open to the public. For
more information, call (940) 898-2089.
is the result of a weeklong residency in Marfa, Texas, where
the students participated in a workshop with choreographer
Nina Martin. Ms. Martin, co-founder of the San Diego-based
Lower Left Performance Collective, currently is pursuing graduate
studies in dance at TWU. She has worked throughout Europe,
South America, Mexico, Japan and New Zealand, and is internationally
known for her innovative work with improvisation.
She has received
funding from the New York State Commission on the Arts, the
Jerome Foundation and through the National Endowment for the
While in Marfa, the TWU students also conducted site studies
in the desert and toured the studios of local artists as well
as the Chinati Museum. The museum, originally the home of
Fort D.A. Russell during the Mexican Revolution, is best known
for its permanent collection of large-scale installation pieces
that link art with the vastness of the Southwest Texas landscape.
It houses permanent works by founder Donald Judd, Dan Flavin,
John Chamberlain and Carl Andre, among others.
For Further Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456