April 18 at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Photo: John Ramspott

Photo: John Ramspott

April 2013 Artful Thursday at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

CORE Performance Company:
Monochrome in Black, White & Gray

April 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

For the April Artful Thursday, CORE Performance Company with artistic director Sue Schroeder—highly acclaimed for their choreography responding to the visual arts—present Monochrome in Black, White & Gray, a new dance inspired by the exhibition Picasso Black and White.

Pablo Picasso was no stranger to dance. From his earliest works, he depicted dancers both in rehearsal and on stage. From 1916, he worked closely with the Ballets Russes to design costumes and sets for five productions. He even married Olga Khokhlova, one of the dancers.

Picasso’s drawings and paintings, prints and sculpture have an underlying compositional structure upon which he elaborated: “An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.” Likewise, dance begins from a core idea enriched by the interaction of movement, music, multiple performers acting individually and in concert.

This CORE performance, co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Houston Public Radio, is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available through the museum’s website at www.mfah.org/calendar by mid-March 2013 .

CORE Performance Company is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, the Pattillo Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Houston Endowment, Inc.

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