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Madelyn Manlove climbs the shelves of the artist studio in Open Dance Project’s Red Landscape: Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas 1912-1918.Five days before the first performance of Open Dance Project’s Red Landscape: Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas 1912-1918, the theater at Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts is being transformed into a movable dreamscape of rooms.Designer Ryan McGettigan is building the biggest parts of his set in place. A foray into one of O’Keeffe’s meditative pastel flowers this is not: doorframes and windows on casters help to define multiple rooms and enable the spaces to morph like memories. Huge canvases based on the artist’s early paintings and a monumental photograph of Palo Duro Canyon consume the walls, creating a sense of slightly claustrophobic interiority. A bare tree stands in one corner. A bookcase full of small objects consumes another, and there’s a large dollhouse with…

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