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Memory Web – Psophonia Dance Company

Memory Web – Psophonia Dance Company

Memory is a tricky thing to grapple with. While memory is key to understanding the past, it’s not infallible and without suspicion. If no two memories recreate a single event in the exact same way, then how is the accuracy of memory measured? Or does accuracy even matter when so much of this human time […]

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 […]

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Inspired To Move: Celebrating Latin Artists Through Dance

Inspired To Move: Celebrating Latin Artists Through Dance

Inspired to move: Celebrating Latin artists through dance 21st season at METdance continues with “United in Dance!” Friday, April 7 at the Cullen Theatre in the Wortham Center HOUSTON – March 22, 2017 – METdance will celebrate works created and inspired by Latin artists with “United in Dance,” the newest installment in the company’s 21st season. […]

Ascend Dance Collective Premieres Footprints

Ascend Dance Collective Premieres Footprints

APRIL 29TH ASCEND DANCE COLLECTIVE premieres FOOTPRINTS, showcasing modern dance works to local community SPRING, March 8, 2017 – Ascend Dance Collective will present its professional companies’ debut performance on Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. at The Forum of Cypress Creek Community Center. 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring Texas 77379.   One of Ascend Dance Collectives’ […]

Dance Source Houston Presents Second Installment of Mind The Gap

Dance Source Houston Presents Second Installment of Mind The Gap

Dance Source Houston (DSH) is thrilled to announce the five choreographers selected to participate in the second installment of Mind The Gap. Works by Jacquelyne Jay Boe, Kalee Irwin, Jacqueline Nguyen, Tory Pierce/The Pilot Dance Project and Emily Roy-Sayre will be presented on April 11 at Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston (MATCH). The program […]

Reviews

Ashley Horn Challenges and Transports Audiences in Vesper

Ashley Horn Challenges and Transports Audiences in Vesper

  We all seem to seek mindfulness, but when you get the opportunity to stop and reflect, do you? Social media scrolling is an epidemic. We tap our fingers on our screens and live one inch below the surface. Our minds and bodies cannot possibly maintain the pace we keep, but we crave busyness. Information […]

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 […]

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