Santa Fe Reporter - Art Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-20-1-art-features.html <![CDATA[Theater in Motley - Music, magic and mayhem, oh my]]>
By: Ben Kendall
Any artist will tell you, especially starting out, it’s easier to die from exposure than to sustain yourself with it. At the same time, exposure is still the common nonlegal tender that’s offered ]]>
<![CDATA[Gracefully Strong - It’s not just swans and stuff]]>
By: Anna Mae Kersey
Different. Out of all of the words that one could use to describe the all-male modern dance phenomenon that is BalletBoyz, “different” resonates the most with the experience of watching these remarkably diverse dancers in action.
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<![CDATA[Much Ado about Some …Thing - The Bard was writing about sex and violence before it was cool]]>
By: Ben Kendall
There’s been plenty of hoopla over Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibit opening at the Santa Fe Museum of Art this Friday at 5:30 pm. To be clear, it’s a book. An old book.
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<![CDATA[It’s a Draw - Art, art as fast as you can]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Render Bender, at the Center for Contemporary Arts on Saturday, Feb. 6, brings together 50 artists who will have one hour to create unique drawings.
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<![CDATA[‘Mountain in the Road’ - Documentary sheds light on unknown African cinema pioneer]]>
By: Ben Kendall
Artist. Director. Author. Activist. Rebel. These are just a few of the words that could be used to describe Ousmane Sembene, the first African filmmaker to make African films for Africans.]]>
<![CDATA[Serious, Not Serious - Comedian Paula Poundstone talks about her comedy style, origins]]>
By: Ben Kendall
After two years (and some change) away from Santa Fe, Paula Poundstone is set to arrive for another show at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Feb. 4.
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<![CDATA[Thea-tah! - Adobe Rose’s first show does some heavy social-issue lifting]]>
By: Ben Kendall
If you find yourself standing in the 1200 block of Parkway Drive and take a look around, you’ll see the kinds of nondescript businesses that tend to reside in an industrial area: hardware, surveying, technology consulting, car repair and theater.
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<![CDATA[She Creates Beauty - Native artist Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s new show at MoCNA is brilliant]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Eve-Lauryn LaFountain may live in Los Angeles these days, but the Jewish and Turtle Mountain Chippewa multimedia artist grew up right here in Santa Fe.
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<![CDATA[Best Games of 2015 - Yeah—we like games. Sue us]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Say what thou wilt about the world of video games, but know that whilst you do so, the medium outsells just about everything else on the planet.
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<![CDATA[Doc Director Opens Up: An Interview with Stavroula Toska - Stavroula Toska opens up about her new documentary on the Greek Civil War]]>
By: Alex De Vore
We loved Beneath the Olive Tree, Greek-born/New York-based filmmaker Stavroula Toska’s gripping documentary about women who survived the lesser-known Greek Civil ]]>
<![CDATA[Indigenous and Acting Out - Two-day IAIA performance art symposium promises to shock and enlighten]]>
By: Lucas Iberico Lozada
Performance art is very often the least understood mode of artistic production. It requires a performer and an audience, but the artist has explicit control in determining how that interaction is mediated.]]>
<![CDATA[Inside: The Santa Fe Film Festival - Puppets in stop motion are Charlie Kaufman’s depiction of what it means to be alone]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Anomalisa follows middle-aged author Michael Stone as he faces the crushing realities of loneliness and regret while on a business trip to read from his new book on customer service to a group of customer service professionals.]]>
<![CDATA[Second that Emotion - New exhibit tells the surprisingly recent story of flamenco in New Mexico]]>
By: Rebecca Moss
A photograph cut from the Albuquerque Journal in 1968 depicts, in a single shot, how flamenco was introduced into New Mexico’s heritage.]]>
<![CDATA[Rumi Nations - Dance and poetry make music to bring life to ‘the Shakespeare of the East’]]>
By: Anna Mae Kersey
When Rumi wrote, “We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless,” he penned perhaps the perfect concert promo for a recurring event that hits the heart of Santa Fe audiences.]]>
<![CDATA[Speak My Language - Local artist encourages city to embrace youth culture with legal graffiti wall]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Santa Fe’s art scene holds more than the works that adorn galleries lining Canyon Road, and there’s talk of opening up a new space to showcase some of those other, younger, voices.
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<![CDATA[Bodies in Motion - Mark Morris dazzles in Santa Fe sampler]]>
By: Anna Mae Kersey
“See the music, hear the dance.” These words, attributed to choreographer George Balanchine, encapsulate what the Mark Morris Dance Group brings to the Lensic on Tuesday, in its first Santa Fe performance in over a decade.
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<![CDATA[Aflamencáo - Experience the clockwork of Juan Siddi Flamenco]]>
By: Emmaly Wiederholt
Locally, flamenco has a long-standing history, and Juan Siddi Flamenco does that legacy justice. This summer, the ensemble has been wowing Santa Fe audiences with its guttural vocalists, deft musicians and, of course, the dancers.]]>
<![CDATA[Let It Melo - Fiesta Melodrama combines farce and murder mystery]]>
By: Emmaly Wiederholt
Fiesta season is upon us, and with it comes the annual Fiesta Melodrama, which has been presented at the Santa Fe Playhouse for give or take a century.
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<![CDATA[Painting a View Past Prison Walls - Leonard Peltier turned to art as an escape; now his son is trying to use it to open prison doors]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Somewhere in the 40 years Leonard Peltier has been serving two consecutive life sentences in a maximum security prison for a crime he still says he didn’t commit, he found his way to paint and a canvas.]]>
<![CDATA[A Fire that Burns - Mabel Dodge Luhan finds her way back to center stage]]>
By: Emmaly Wiederholt
Mabel Dodge Luhan was a woman worth reckoning. The heiress of an East Coast banker, she was groomed to be well-married, which is exactly what she did—four times.]]>