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 …

K9 Cinemas Opens a Movie Theater For Dog Owners and Their Pets

With a big screen, comfy chairs and an easy-to-clean concrete floor, K9 Cinemas has opened in Plano, Texas. It’s a semi-permanent movie theater where pet owners can bring up to two dogs each for screenings, cuddling and nibbling on affordable snacks for both humans and canines. Classic films are slated rather than new releases—and dog records must be shown upon entry to make sure all …

Interview: Digital Artist Alex Czetwertynski

The Day for Night curator on the dynamic relationship between immersive art and live music

It’s 7PM on a Friday night in Houston, and Bjork is DJing. As if this weren’t already an uncommon enough statement, what’s crazier is that hardly anyone has noticed. Not because the ethereal musician is clandestinely performing within some sort of recreation of an Icelandic forest, but because goers at Day for Night festival are totally immersed in the slew of custom-built, digital art installations …