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Artist's vision results in "amazing performance"

March 29, 2012

Dear UNT family,

Today during the noon hour, I attended one of the most amazing performances of my life, along with several hundred of you. I saw a herd of dancing horses of all colors performing on the lawn between the Art Building and Curry Hall.

Our art, music, dance and theatre faculty and students — supported by hundreds of volunteers — worked with Nick Cave, the 2011-12 artist-in-residence for UNT's Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, to produce this performance piece called Heard. The piece featured about two dozen newly created horse-like Soundsuits that are wearable sculptures. Mr. Cave, a visual and performance artist who studied here in the 1980s, collaborated with our faculty, students and other community members in the creation of the suits, choreography, musical score and other aspects of the performance.

If you can find a half hour at 5:30 p.m. today, they are performing again. You will not regret it.

You also can see the performance this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

Sincerely,

V. Lane Rawlins

President

The Heard, Soundsuit dancers

Posted on: Thu 29 March 2012

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