Most art gets created behind closed doors, in the studio or rehearsal hall or writer's room, where most never see the long, slow process of development and refinement involved in bringing an artistic project to life. But in developing a new home for itself in the old Aus-Tex Printing facility Downtown, Ballet Austin has given the public a means of seeing how its dances are created: studios with walls of glass that allow people outside to witness the trial and error, the discovery, the repetition taking place inside – the inspiration and the craft that leads to the art they see on stage. And with the Armstrong-Connelly Studio having a window to the street, the city itself is able to see how art comes to be. Talk about a priceless view.
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