Society for the Performing Arts offers a range of public programs often facilitated by the world-class artists SPA brings to Houston. Pre-professionals and families are welcomed to participate in the many opportunities we provide throughout the season.

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Behind The Curtain Lecture Series

The Behind the Curtain Lecture series brings artists from all over the world into intimate settings around Houston to share their artistic practice and inspiration. The series highlights the work of artists and creative directors of groups who will perform as main stage feature SPA productions.

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January 2020

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Behind the Curtain with Mark Morris

Wednesday, January 29 | 7:15 pm CST
Houston Ballet, 601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Pepperland Mark Morris

Join SPA at Houston Ballet for a conversation about choreographic process and collaboration in dance with SPA CEO Meg Booth, Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM, and Mark Morris, Artistic Director of Mark Morris Dance Company.

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February 2020

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Behind the Curtain with Damien Sneed

Monday, February 10 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Emancipation Park Conservancy, 3018 Emancipation Ave.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Behind the Curtain Lecture Damien Sneed

Join SPA for a dialogue between TSU Music faculty Jason Oby and Damien Sneed (We Shall Overcome creator) about Sneed’s projects in Houston with SPA and HGOco to gain better insight into the composer’s process and passions.

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