Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Go behind-the-scenes at an innovative DJ collective. Established in 2007, Peligrosa is a collective of DJs, producers, and visual artists at the forefront of a electronic movement re-energizing the sights and sounds of Latin America. Often excluded from the mainstream arts scene, DJing is a complex art form which combines music, dance, and visual art. Peligrosa takes these experiences and blends influences from the member's backgrounds. Their work isn't just about "being Latin", it's about celebrating diverse influences, wherever they may be found. Peligrosa is forging a contemporary identify for Latin American culture.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Every year, the late artist, writer, cowboy sage, and visionary A Kelly Pruitt is honored in Presidio County, Texas. Pruitt was a highly acclaimed West Texas artist, listed as one of Texas Monthly's "People We'll Miss--2009," second only to Walter Cronkite. SInce Pruitt's death, influential artists, architects and entrepreneurs has traveled to the City of Presidio in the Chihuahuan Desert of Texas to honor Pruitt's vision of La Junta Heritage Center through conservation, agriculture and cultural preservation.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Sky Candy began as a group of experienced aerialists who wanted to share the love of their circus art. Follow along as they produce a performance based on the novel Land Without Evil by Matthew J. Pallamary, which tells the tale of the physical and spiritual journey. Sky Candy puts on a production that is both visually and conceptually stunning by interlacing emotional scenes with ethereally beautiful and athletically challenging aerial acrobatics. From script to opening night, Arts in Context examines what it means to be part of this small but dedicated group of performers, examining the challenges and rewards its members experience.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Hold My Hand
Performance artist Sharon Marroquin saw her life drastically changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. An Award-winning dancer and choreographer she now uses her art as an expression of her personal struggle. In this episode of Arts In Context, Marroquin explores the relation between the choreographer and the dancer. This episode also features an award winning short documentary titled Mijo (My Son) by Chithra Jeyaram.