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stowed by two pioneers of hyper-media art. dallasobserver.com dallasobserver.com 161 Glass St., 214-821-2522, dallascontemporary.org Best Actress JeNNy LeDeL Best Dance Troupe Danielle Georgiou Dance Group With her namesake troupe, Dallas choreogra-pher Danielle Georgiou blurs the lines be-tween theater and dance. Her shows combine original dialogue, live music and vibrant cho-reography — men partner men, women part-ner women — and explore topics focused on gender identity. With Georgiou’s The Show about Men at the most recent Festival of Inde-pendent Theatres, she had her all-male cast singing and dancing about masculine anat-omy as they stripped to their skivvies. In NICE , part of the Wyly Theatre’s Elevator Project, she presented a moving movement study of female behavior as reflected in old etiquette manuals. Georgiou doesn’t dance around controversy; she kicks it up a notch. dgdgdancegroup.com photographs of Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse in New Orleans, the first Ro-man Catholic order of African American nuns. These portraits and landscapes, printed on quilts and linens, gave this exhi-bition a breathtaking texture. Each of Bloch’s exhibitions and her choice of artists, both local and international, are evidence of this gallerist’s exquisite taste and sharp eye for curation. 2271 Monitor St., 214-991-5617, lilianablochgallery.com SPORTS/RECREACTION | | stage NIGHTLIFE/MUSIC | | Night+day FOOD/DRINK | | sChutze CULTURE/PEOPLE SHOPPING/SERVICES | Classified | MusiC | dish | Movies | Culture | feature | uNfair Park | | the thread | CoNteNts | Readers’ Pick: Kettle Art Gallery 2650 Main St., 214-573-7622 Best New Thing in Town Deep Vellum Publishing If print is dead, it seems publisher Will Evans didn’t get the message. In a little over a year, he’s published seven books translated into English from other languages including French, Spanish and Russian. His commit-ments to both his translation company, Deep Vellum Publishing, and to the city of Dallas have injected new energy into the Dallas liter-ary scene. In year two, Evans says, he plans to publish a dozen new titles, including the translation of a book written in French from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. That’s how you turn the page into the future of the publishing biz. deepvellum.org Karen Almond Readers’ Pick: Ruby Revue Best Neighborhood Uptown We complain about Uptown. It’s too popular, too crowded. But it’s got a lot going for it: grocery stores, navigable sidewalks, a pleth-ora of restaurants and bars. Yes, and over-Pick: Deep Ellum ObserverAd2[7-30-15].pdf 1 7/30/15 Readers’ 10:25 AM priced apartments. It’s a real estate goldmine and the developers are moving in and building up. That palpable lack of per-sonality is exactly what they’re trying to sell in neighborhoods known for their authen-ticity. They’re looking at you, Deep Ellum. They’re coming for you, Lakewood. There are even designs for a West Village-style de-velopment in Oak Cliff. You can’t avoid it much longer. Best Art Gallery Liliana Bloch Gallery Liliana Bloch moved her namesake gallery this year from a modest space in Deep El-lum to the more art-centric Design District. It was a shrewd business decision, but it also signaled a step forward for the gallery, which continues to book some of the most complex, thoughtful shows in the city. For the inaugural show in the new space, Letitia Huckaby presented a series of her large DALLAS OBSERVER DALLAS OBSERVER C M Y CM MY CY CMY S EPTEMBER 24-30, 2015 M onth XX–M onth XX, 2014 K Thanks for the Nominations Best Comedy Club Best Karaoke Night Best No-Music Festival 8 52 DALLASCOMEDYHOUSE.COM | 3025 MAIN ST. DEEP ELLUM

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