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CORE Performance Company
photo: John Ramspott

Artful Thursdays “Monochrome in Black, White & Gray”

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

CORE Performance Company and artistic director Sue Schroeder present Monochrome in Black, White & Gray, a new dance inspired by the exhibition Picasso Black and White.

Pablo Picasso was no stranger to dance. Even in 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.

Just as Picasso’s drawings and paintings built upon an underlying compositional structure, so do his prints and sculpture. “An idea is a point of departure and no more," he observed. "As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.” Likewise, dance begins from a core idea enriched by the interaction of movement and music, with performers acting individually and in concert. Questions? E-mail lectures@mfah.org

Artful Thursdays Tickets
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Picasso Black and White
• Exhibition Tickets
Click here for single tickets and combo packs.
• Exhibition Catalogue
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Promotional support generously provided by Houston Public Radio—KUHF 88.7 FM & Classical 91.7 FM.
Refreshments generously provided by Starbucks locations at Rice Village and Shepherd/Harold.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.