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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. 


  • 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. 

  • Teaser image for CARESS, an audio choreography

    CARESS, an audio choreography

    Caress is an immersive audio choreography designed to be experienced in your own kitchen. Participants are invited to follow a series of movement prompts woven into stories about caregiving and Asian femininity. 

    CONTINUE READINGCARESS, an audio choreography
  • 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.

    CONTINUE READINGA Letter from the Director: Together Again


    Oct 01 - Nov 25, 2021


    The Texas A&M Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) and The Gardens are pleased to join together to offer Growing Harmony. A unique, inspirational opportunity for our campus members and surrounding community to experience the intersection of music and nature via a free mobile app for Apple and Android devices. To participate, download Growing Harmony for iOS devices here or Android devices here. 
    Nov 17, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


    The fruit of a unique meeting between classical ballet and 1990s West-Coast Hip Hop, for the past seventeen years, RUBBERBAND has been redrawing the boundaries of contemporary dance with its singular language.