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December 14, 2007 Part I: Performance

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

The launch of, a two-part program organized by Ralph McKay. The event paired seemingly disparate areas of contemporary cinematic practice, bringing together a diverse roster of artists with established international reputations rooted in either filmic performance or visual text.

November 3, 2007

Pachanga Variety Show

Presented By: Marfa Theater

A community-wide talent show of all ages, featuring acts from across the tri-county region. Pachanga featured animal acts, barbershop quartets, singers and dancers. Prizes were awarded by local celebrity judges.

October 6, 2007

Reading with Matthew Zapruder and poet Richard Siken Lannan Foundation

Presented By: Lannan Foundation

A reading with Mattew Zapruder, Lannan writer in residence, and poet Richard Siken.

October 6, 2007

David Rabinowitch: Lecture

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Lectures for Chinati Open House 2007 including a conversation with David Rabinowitch and and Kenneth Baker.

October 4, 2007

Bruce Levingston

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

A performance by New York-based pianist Bruce Levingston. Levinston is a world-class pianist whose reputation is matched by a fearless commitment to the vanguard of new composition.

September 13 - 14, 2007

Fall Board of Directors Meeting

Presented By: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

A meeting of the Board of Directors for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

July 22 - 29, 2007

Dance Ranch Marfa: Ensemble Thinking Investigation

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

A dance workshop led by members of the dance group Lower Left. The week focused on improvisational skills within the context of solo body, ensemble, and duet forms.

July 27 - 28, 2007

A Thought in Three Parts

Presented By: Rubber Repertory and The Vortex Theater

Wallace Shawn’s notoriously sexual play from 1975 was performed by Austin, Texas theater company Rubber Repertory.

July 21, 2007

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 7, 2007

Romeo and Juliet

Presented By: 52nd Street Project

Twelve teenagers from The 52nd Street Project in New York City traveled over 2000 miles westward to bring their production of Romeo and Juliet to Marfa, Texas.

May 28, 2007

Robert Irwin and Lawrence Weschler Lecture

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation hosted a public conversation between the artist Robert Irwin and the writer Lawrence Weschler.

A Story of Mathematics…Your Number’s Up!

A production by Marfa Live Arts and directed by Nina Martin, Evelyn Luciani and Felicia Martinez, the Gifted and Talented Program Director for Marfa ISD. The students from the Gifted and Talented Program at MISD staged a play about 18 famous mathematicians throughout the ages.

March 26, 2007

March 2 Marfa

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

A forum featuring Steve Paxton that brought together established dance artists for collaborative research into contemporary dance-making practices. The performance project was facilitated by a guest artist and dance group Lower Left.

January 29 - February 4, 2007

365 Days / 365 Plays

Presented By: Chinati Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the Marfa Chamber of Commerce

In 2002, Pulitzer Prize-winner Susan Lori Parks wrote a play every day of the year. The result was a play cycle titled 365 Days/365 Plays. Parks was in attendance for the weekend and offered a Q and A.

December 14, 2006

Joanna Newsom

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

One of the most prominent members of the :new folk movement. Joanna Nesome is a harpist, pianist and songwriter based in San Francisco.