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Art as Empathy, History Lesson with CORE

Art as Empathy, History Lesson with CORE

On January 27, the President of the United States signed Executive Order 13769, officially titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. The order halted the U.S. Refugee Program for 120 days, suspended the entry of Syrian nationals, and temporarily barred entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations. The decree came […]

Holding Space Dance Collective Brings The Flow Arts To Light

Holding Space Dance Collective Brings The Flow Arts To Light

“I love doing narrative work,” Maggie Lasher declares. “I’m really drawn to how I can tell stories without words. As a kid I loved the picture books that told stories without any words.” She also loves dancing with fire. But we’ll get to that later. Lasher, and her company Holding Space Dance Collective present Lightbearer […]

Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre Brings Mr. Gaga and More to Houston

Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre Brings Mr. Gaga and More to Houston

By: Ashley Clos The start of a new year is a self-reflective time for many. We study our pasts and begin the calendar year with a fresh perspective. In 2017, the desire to be more present and communally engaged within our daily lives is a popular one in the face of constant technology. Luckily for […]

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The Pilot Dance Project Presents  Ashley Horn’s ‘Vesper’

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Ashley Horn’s ‘Vesper’

Contact: Executive/Artistic Director: Adam Castaneda adam@freneticore.net (832) 649-2096 www.freneticore.net After thirteen years of providing the Houston community with media-based, narrative-driven dance theater, FrenetiCore Dance has been restructured into the Pilot Dance Project. This new collaborative company has an emphasis in providing independent choreographers with the resources to create original evening-length dance theater. The inaugural production […]

Choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto and  Performance Artist sidony o’neal in Residence in Houston

Choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto and Performance Artist sidony o’neal in Residence in Houston

  Public Workshop: Tuesday, February 14, 1 – 2:30 pm at Asia Society Texas Center Work-in-Progress Showing: Thursday, February 16, 6 – 8 pm at MATCH (Houston, TX, January 24, 2017) – DiverseWorks is pleased to welcome Portland, OR-based choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto and his collaborator, performance artist sidony o’neal, to Houston, February 13 – 17, […]

The Pilot Artist Board Presents Holding Space Dance Collective’s Lightbearer

The Pilot Artist Board Presents Holding Space Dance Collective’s Lightbearer

Lightbearer is an original dance narrative that follows two friends as they journey through fantastical worlds to save the Light of the World from the fiery realm of the Shadow Queen. Through the use of dance, theater, and fire performance the audience is taken on an epic adventure as our two intrepid heroines visit unknown […]

Reviews

Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s

Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s

For a portion of the audience at The Pilot on Navigation (formerly Frenetic Theatre), myself included, Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s is a chance to relive the past a little. Music before and during the production brings on waves of nostalgia and the costumes are amusingly pinched from the wardrobe of […]

Karen Stokes Dance – DEEP: Seaspace

Karen Stokes Dance – DEEP: Seaspace

October 20-22, 2016, Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center by Neil Ellis Orts DEEP: Seaspace was already in progress as the audience filtered in. Audio interviews with Houston Ship Channel captains play as performers in white, baggy jumpsuits take slow, stiff steps across the stage. They pause, turn to the audience, and offer enigmatic stares before […]

BEETHOVEN RECNSTRCTD

BEETHOVEN RECNSTRCTD

Ash Danceworks, one of Houston’s newest contemporary dance companies, made its inaugural debut with BEETHOVEN RECNSTRCTD last Friday evening with a repeat performance on Saturday. Though the company is new, its director is certainly familiar to anyone who has been paying attention to the fringier perimeters of the Houston dance scene for the last decade […]

NobleMotion Dance – Supernova

NobleMotion Dance – Supernova

NobleMotion Dance seems to have created a winning formula for its annual fall concert at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall: hold a summer intensive for advanced students, cast a dozen or so the most compelling movers, then create (and promote) a sleek and polished mega-dance designed to dazzle. I think it’s a sensational premise that gives […]

Looking Back at Honored Guests Implies a Bright Future for METdance

Looking Back at Honored Guests Implies a Bright Future for METdance

20 years ago, what’s now known as a hashtag was still just the pound sign on your cell phone. That is, if you even owned a cell phone 20 years ago. Last evening at Honored Guests, the 4th celebratory program of METdance company’s 20th anniversary season, audience members were encouraged to use their cell phones […]

Nicolay Dance Works – Romance

Nicolay Dance Works – Romance

by Adam Castaneda This year’s Valentine’s mayhem was marked by a number of love-themed dance concerts by several companies, including CORE Performance Company, METdance, VauLt, and Houston City Dance. The trend is not surprising. Love means many things to many people, and the physicality of dance certainly has a lot to say on matter. One […]

Open Dance Project Explores American Identity in Stories to Tell

Open Dance Project Explores American Identity in Stories to Tell

by Nancy Wozny American identity is in the air, thanks to a gaggle of presidential hopefuls who rant endlessly about immigration, American values, and what makes this country great. Leave it to the modern dancers to take their own more nuanced stance, which is exactly what happened on the Open Dance Project stage during their […]

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