Jenny Schlief at "Low Lives 3": Local Artist Set to Perform in International Performance Art Festival

Thanks to Jenny Schlief, Houston arts will be linked with Mexico, Tanzania and Trinidad and Tobago.

Beginning Friday night, DiverseWorks and Box 13 will participate in "Low Lives 3 - International Festival of Live Networked Performances." The online-centric performance art festival will broadcast live and feature more than fifty works from artists all over the States (including creative types from Austin's Co-Lab) as well as Spain, Japan, Germany, India and Austria.

This year's emphasis is on contemporary choreography, which is a good fit for Schlief and her knack for creating work based on her personal life. For the festival, Schlief will perform The Ugliest Man and Zarathustra: an evaluation by another human at Box 13's RED WHITE YELLOW gallery.

Created by Brooklyn, New York-based Jorge Rojas, the angle of "Low Lives 3" is to showcase "the transmission of ideas beyond geographical and cultural borders, offering global audiences the opportunity to consider live performance in both physical and virtual space," according to the press release.

Box 13 will be open for "Low Lives 3" from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. To view past festival performances, go to www.lowlives.net.

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Steve Jansen is a contributing writer for the Houston Press.
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