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TWU dance, visual arts students team up for ‘The Marfa Project’


DENTON — 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.

The exhibition/performance 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 Arts.
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 Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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