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CounterCurrent Festival Highlights Female And Minority Empowerment

Houston Matters learns more about the annual CounterCurrent festival, a multi-day event featuring themes driven by women and artists of color sharing their perspectives.

A new work by the contemporary Houston and New York-based choreographer, Laura Gutierrez, Center Aisle Blues stems from childhood memories of Fiesta Mart to more recent political realizations.

Over the last year, conversations about women and women’s rights have become significantly more prevalent in our culture. It seems that now more than ever women are telling their stories and having their voices heard. And a local arts festival from the University of Houston strives to celebrate that cultural shift.

The annual CounterCurrent festival (this year dubbed CounterCurrent18) is a multi-day festival featuring lectures, live performances, and audio/video installations with themes driven by women and artists of color sharing their perspectives.

Houston Matters host Craig Cohen learns more about the festival from Karen Farber, director of UH’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, and Laura Gutierrez, a featured choreographer at the event.

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