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Welcome to the Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts!  Since 2003, we have been supporting the curiosity, passion, and endeavors for the Arts on the Texas A&M University campus and in the Bryan-College Station area.  We host nationally and internationally renowned experimental artists, support innovative experiments by our faculty and students, but also engage our community in current dialogues about the Arts.  We hope you join us to make an impact on the Arts, our community, and society. 

News

  • Teaser image for Welcoming the new School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts

    Welcoming the new School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts

    On September 1, 2022, Texas A&M University officially launched the new School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts. The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts is excited to partner with the new School to continue enhancing the arts in the Brazos Valley!

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  • Teaser image for DNAWORKS , The Secret Sharer

    DNAWORKS , The Secret Sharer

    DNAWORKS is adapting Joseph Conrad’s 1909 novella The Secret Sharer into a mixed-media performance work. Considered an early queer text, The Secret Sharer integrates dance/text/music/projections and will be performed in an open-concept space with audiences co-creating the environment and the narrative. 

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  • Teaser image for A Letter from the Director: Together Again

    A Letter from the Director: Together Again

    Several years ago, a playwright told me that “theatre exists for a community to learn itself and celebrate itself; whoever comes in that door, they become one in the theatre.” At the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts we have taken this vision to heart, recognizing the profound role all the arts play in celebrating, challenging, and transforming our community.
     

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Events

  • Dancing Earth, Between Underground & Skyworld
    Sep 15, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Dancing Earth, Between Underground & Skyworld

    In their latest work, mixed-heritage dance company Dancing Earth investigates renewable energy from differing ancestral, cultural, and practical perspectives. Between Underground & Skyworld seeks to balance Indigenous Elders’ cultural teachings with the realities of a new generation struggling for survival in the apocalyptic present. The audience is invited into dreamscapes of balance and harmony and future-looking possibilities for connection and renewal.

  • NEW JAZZ STAR: SAMARA JOY, voice
    Sep 29, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    NEW JAZZ STAR: SAMARA JOY, voice

    August 5, 2022: Once-in-a-generation vocalist Samara Joy has signed with Verve Records, and will release Linger Awhile, her full-length debut for the label, on September 16. At just 22 years old, Samara has already garnered critical acclaim for a voice “as rich as custard” (The New York Times) and a delivery that is “disarming [and] unhurried” (NPR Fresh Air), just as she has built a devoted following on TikTok and made avowed fans of Regina KingLaKeith Stanfield, and others.