Free for All: Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Linarejos Moreno and the Chevron Fiesta Sinfonica
Last year was a stellar season for the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. It was the company's tenth anniversary, and DWDT pulled out all the stops to celebrate, including the world premiere of Camille Claudel. On Friday, the company kicks off the new season with Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, a concert that features a reprise of the piece. A tribute to the French artist who significantly influenced the work of Auguste Rodin, the 45-minute narrative work chronicles Claudel's tumultuous life, including a forced confinement in an asylum by her family. Her emotive, tormented sculptures are the perfect source material for Walsh's brand of cathartic and visually ravishing contemporary ballet. The show's impeccable creative team includes sets by Libbie Masterson, costumes by company dancer Domenico Luciano and a soundscape by composer Kinley Lange.
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater takes the stage at 8 p.m. on Friday at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. For information, visit the company's website or call 713-652-3938.
Spanish artist Linarejos Moreno will be at the opening reception of her new exhibit on Saturday. Moreno is interested in the ideas of loss and absence. In her new exhibit, ''Tejiendo los restos del naufragio/Weaving the Remains of the Shipwreck -- Photography by Linarejos Moreno,'' at De Santos Gallery, she explores those themes through a series of oversize photos printed on handmade burlap and photography-based sculptures that are often created by string. The exhibit also includes Arqueología Industrial Ficticia (Fictitious Industrial Archeology), a 1998 video which shows Moreno as she pieces together imagined histories using found industrial photographs.
Gallery owner Gemma deSantos is enthusiastic in her praise for the young artist. ''She's smart and bright,'' says deSantos. ''She just won a Fulbright. She's fresh, and she takes great care with her work. She creates the burlap and then prints the inkjet image on it. I never saw anything like this until I saw her work. This kind of work is pretty new to the city, actually.'' Originally from Madrid, Moreno now splits her time between her hometown and Houston.
There's an opening reception with the artist 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Regular viewing hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The exhibit continues through October 13 at DeSantos Gallery, 1724 Richmond. For information, please visit the gallery's website or call 713-520-1200.
On Sunday, the Houston Symphony presents the Chevron Fiesta Sinfonica. It's the symphony's annual free concert saluting Hispanic Heritage Month. Guitarist Jason Vieaux, a rising star in the guitar music world, appears as a guest artist with the orchestra. Hans Graf will be at the podium.
The program includes a variety of popular Hispanic classics including Falla's Suite No. 1 and Suite No. 2 from El Sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat), Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra, and Revuletas's Sensemayá.
The music starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, visit the orchestra's website or call 713-224-7575.
Adam Castañeda contributed to this post.
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