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Remembering ‘The Forgotten Empress’

Remembering ‘The Forgotten Empress’

For years, her life was one of royalty and power. She ruled 16th-century Mughal India, assuming great authority in a strictly male-dominated empire. She was born as Mehrunnisa, the daughter of a Persian refugee, but at 34, she became Empress Noor Jahan, the twentieth and final wife of Emperor Jahangir, who trusted and loved her […]

Narthaki Nataraj: True Devotee of Dance

Narthaki Nataraj: True Devotee of Dance

For Rathna Kumar, there is no comparison between classical forms and contemporary pop culture trends. “There is an eternal quality about the classical dances,” says Kumar. “They are always beautiful. They are ever-changing, and always evolving because nothing is ever static. But the changes don’t take away from what it truly is.” Kumar is a […]

Dancing Edgar Allan Poe

Dancing Edgar Allan Poe

The Pilot Dance Project presents Madness, Memories, and Woe How do you follow up a dance program based on Appalachian murder ballads? This was the question facing Heather vonReichbauer after completing her Dance Source Houston Artist in Residence last year. She felt she had created some momentum via the residency (where she developed the murder […]

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Sparrow Lane Takes A Strange Trip Down Memory Lane

Sparrow Lane Takes A Strange Trip Down Memory Lane

Contact Ashley Horn ashley.horn42@gmail.com 832.489.2572 Ashleyhorndance.com Sparrow Lane takes a strange trip down memory lane Excerpts from Ashley Horn’s sold out 2018 show Sparrow Lane  will be performed at Barnstorm Dance Fest June 15 and 22 at the MATCH.  In the remote town of Sparrow Lane every day is a carbon copy of the one […]

Shanon Adame Presents An offering…

Shanon Adame Presents An offering…

Shanon Adame Presents An offering… At Barnstorm Dance Fest June 15 & 22 MATCH Houston (Houston, TX, May 15, 2018) In collaboration with Houston poet, Lauren Berry, choreographer Shanon Adame will premiere her work, An offering…, at Barnstorm Dance Fest on June 15 and 22 as part of the two week festival. Adame’s new dance […]

Lisa E. Harris To Premiere New Movement Based Composition

Lisa E. Harris To Premiere New Movement Based Composition

CONTACT: ​Lisa Harris urocklisae@gmail.com 346.316.0094 direct   Lisa E. Harris to premiere new movement based composition at Barnstorm Dance Fest 2018 May 8, 2018 – Interdisciplinary artist, performer and composer Lisa E. Harris will premiere a new movement composition at Barnstorm Dance Fest on June 15 and 22, 2018. Lisa is a 2018 Dance Source Houston […]

Reviews

Ascend Dance Collective – Ascension

Ascend Dance Collective – Ascension

A few weeks ago I wrote about the work of Elisa De La Rosa, and considered her Tortillas y Lagrimas in the context of a few questions that I’ve been asking myself recently, particularly, what is the focus of a life in dance? I would also extend this conversation to, what makes a successful dance […]

METdance – Deep In The Heart

METdance – Deep In The Heart

METdance has attracted a string of high-profile choreographers over the past decade, in large part to the diligent efforts of Artistic Director Marlana Doyle to broaden the scope of the company, but on April 13 and 14, she unveiled a program dedicated to dance rooted in Texas. METdance was joined by Bruce Wood Dance of […]

Elisa De La Rosa’s Tortillas y Lagrimas

Elisa De La Rosa’s Tortillas y Lagrimas

It’s always with a mix of excitement and curiosity that I go to dance concerts by creators whose work I’m unfamiliar with – excitement for the prospect of experiencing new dance wonders, and curiosity for the work and process. I’ve recently found myself asking, what does it mean to do dance work? Where does the […]

Uptown Dance Company Explores “Hidden Dimensions”

Uptown Dance Company Explores “Hidden Dimensions”

Uptown Dance Company explores “Hidden Dimensions” in an intimate celebration of live music and dance As light slowly encroached on the darkness, a woman dressed in burgundy lay in the middle of the floor, moving as if she were traveling from one dream to the next. It was a simple moment, and yet its impact […]

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem August 5, 2017; 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8pm, the Morales Funeral Home by Neil Ellis Orts East of downtown Houston, on Canal Street, an audience gathered in the foyer of the Morales Funeral Home (the first Hispanic owned funeral home in Houston), a stately edifice […]

REACH Gives Audiences A Reason To Celebrate

REACH Gives Audiences A Reason To Celebrate

By Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Houston Ballet may have wrapped its latest season in June with the tragic love story “La Bayadère,” but a few of the company members have stayed busy in the studio.     After only two weeks of rehearsing, they kicked off the second season of REACH, a dancer-led project that culminates in […]

Generation Dance Festival

Generation Dance Festival

Generation Dance Festival A Place for Art, a Place for Dance by Mirannda Lindberg At 8 PM on May 13th at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Generation Dance Festival kicked off their first ever Gala performance. As the festival’s second year in activity, founder and artistic director, Dorrell Martin, has much to celebrate. […]

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