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A Journey of Divine Femininity Comes to the Island University with ‘The Book of Goddesses in Music and Dance’

January 14, 2016


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Performers from across the state of Texas will take center stage to bring Paterson’s original “Book of Goddesses” to life at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan.29, at 7:30 p.m. Chaski and the Psophonia Dance Company, two highly renowned groups, will perform during the “The Book of Goddesses in Music and Dance.”  

The performances are taken from Grammy-nominated composer Robert Paterson’s 2010 chamber work, “The Book of Goddesses.” The dances meld three musicians, one choreographer and 10 dancers from across Texas to shine a spotlight on the beauty, power and heritage of feminine deities from around the world. Dr. Matthew McClung, Associate Professor of Music, Percussion and Music History at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will be one of the featured artists.

“The Book of Goddesses” was a Grammy nominee for best Contemporary Classical Composition and was named one of the Top 10 favorite pieces of the year by NPR’s best Music of 2012. This event is part of the “Furgason Bravo! Series–New Directions.”

The 2015-2016 Bravo! Series is generously supported by the donors to the Gloria and Robert R. Furgason Bravo! Series for the Performing Arts along with Whataburger, the City of Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission, Texas Commission on the Arts and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s School of Arts, Media, and Communication, the College of Liberal Arts and the Office of Student Engagement & Success.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit