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October 10, 2009

Robert Irwin and David Hockney: When Fountainheads Collide

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

A lecture by writer Lawrence Weschler, the director of the New York Institute for Humanities at New York University. Weschler discussed the two contemporary artists Robert Irwin and David Hockney.

October 10, 2009

Chinati Open House Lecture

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

The Chinati Open House lectures for 2009 focused on the conservation efforts and restoration of Donald Judd’s 15 untitled works in concrete, 1980 -1984.

October 1, 2009

Bon Iver with Megafaun

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

An intimate performance with influential folk group Bon Iver.

August 29, 2009

Marfa Music Festival

Presented By: Padre's

A jazz music festival which featured the Latin Jazz of the Ruben Gutierrez Quartet, acclaimed vocalist Greta Matassa with the Paul English Trio, the unique ukulele and percussion of Abe Lagrimas Jr. and David Caceres on saxophone and vocals.

August 14, 2009

24 Hour Plays

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Marfa participants wrote, directed, rehearsed and performed approximately eight one-act plays in twenty-four hours.

July 23, 2009

Rinse, Repeat, Repeat

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

An evening of dance and music performed by Non Fiction and the past)(modern performance duo. Performers included Andrew Wass, Kelly Dalrymple-Wass, Rebecca Bryant, and Don Nichols.

July 20, 2009

Dance Ranch: Ensemble Thinking Investigation

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

A dance workshop led by members of dance group Lower Left. The week focused on improvisational skills within the context of solo body, ensemble, and duet forms. Nina Martin’s techniques “Ensemble Thinking” and “Articulating the Solo Body” were the focus along with contact improvisation.

July 11, 2009

An Evening at the Ballet

Presented By: Marfa Dance Company

Performances by local young aspiring ballerinas choreographed by Romina Uruena-Shizzi

July 3, 2009

Project Lear

Presented By: 52nd Street Project

The 52nd Street Project Teen Ensemble from New York led participants in games, exercises and readings from Shakespeare’s King Lear with community volunteers.

July 18, 2009

Molissa Fenley

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Dance performance by artist in residence Molissa Fenley. Molissa Fenley is a choreographer, modern dancer, and part-time associate professor of dance at Mills College. Fenley was awarded two New York Dance and Performance Awards in choreography.

May 30, 2009

Lyle Lovett

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group performed as part of Ballroom Marfa’s 2009 benefit weekend.

May 22, 2009

Kinder Goes West

Presented By: Marfa Independent School District

Marfa Independent school district teachers organized a production of Kinder Goes West. The Marfa Elementary Kindergarten class performed as wranglers and ponies representing the United States and Texas.

May 15, 2009

Paradise and Back: Michael Almereyda

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Film retrospective and discussion with Michael Almereyda, Ballroom Marfa filmmaker-in-residence. The range of Almereyda’s work includes award-winning Pixelvision films Another Girl, Another Planet and The Rocking Horse Winner, the stunning cult vampire movie, Nadja, and his acclaimed version of Hamlet set in contemporary New York (with Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray, Kyle MacLachlan, and Julia Stiles).

May 9, 2009

American Masterworks: Gershwin, Copland, Hanson

Presented By: Marfa Public Radio

Performances by local the Sul Ross State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir as well as the Alpine Community Choir and Band. The centerpiece was George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. “American Masterworks” was also the farewell concert to Sul Ross University music professor Justin Badgerow.

April 11, 2009

Norman Kennedy: Texas Tour

Presented By: Norman Kennedy

Legendary Scottish folk singer and story teller Norman Kennedy stopped in Marfa on a small Texas tour.