Variety Life Productions Founder Kaitana Magno Adapts Carmen for Public Arts

A classic opera blossoms as a 360-degree theatrical experience

Today, one finds non-traditional museums dedicated to feelings, colors and even ice cream. Meanwhile, theater continues to break from its rectangular stage too. Our new cultural institutions defy their histories and, in doing so, embolden a whole new generation of the curious. As such, and with contemporary depth, opera is now experiencing the same revitalization as immersive theater. Inside the Public Hotel‘s future-forward venue Public Arts, …

Highlights From The 2019 Bombay Beach Biennale

An "art moment" turned "art movement" in the Southern California Desert

A small art movement is gaining momentum in Bombay Beach, just 40 miles from the Palm Springs area. The town is situated on the edge of the Salton Sea, California’s largest inland body of water. The Sea was created by accident in the early 1900s, when a levee broke on the Colorado River dam, causing an influx of water into the low-lying area. Post-war real …

Grimm Tales at Ballet Austin

Visual art and dance forming a feverish nightmare

Grimm Tales at Ballet Austin is a hyper-stimulating visual experience wherein Natalie Frank‘s compelling drawings and Stephen Mills‘ contemporary choreography demand equal attention. Seen through Frank’s women protagonist-focused perspectives, these fairytale adaptations draw into light the gruesome warnings the original Brothers Grimm stories tell. Two years in the making, the production began when the curator of Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art, Veronica Roberts, introduced Mills to Frank’s …