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Houston Artist Commissioning Project Live, Part 1

Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) Houston Artist Commissioning Project promotes and sustains Houston’s working artists and artist communities by supporting the creation of new virtual and live works across all performing arts disciplines. Six local artists have been awarded funds to create new work, premiering in Jones Hall over two weekends in Fall 2021. Houston is the most culturally diverse city in the nation. In celebrating artists’ voices here at home, we promote more connected and thriving communities. SPA believes Black artists, Indigenous artists, artists of color, artists in the LGBTQ+ community, artists with disabilities, and woman artists must be centered through this project. To that end, we strongly encouraged applications from artists with these identities or members of other marginalized communities. Program: SAY GIRL SAY with Two Star Symphony and Input Output Becoming Indie band Say Girl Say calls in the strings for a “musical and visual human experience.” PATRICK DAVIS Black, Blue, All Lives; OH MY! A 10-year spoken word veteran and producer in Houston brings together a poetic ensemble to explore where we're divided, and where we're all the same. LOOP38 + HOUSTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY Corpórea y Espíritu (Body and Spirit) Boundary-pushing music and dance groups explore the frictions between opposing forces. [Organizer's description]

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