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Ascend Dance Collective Presents Debut Concert Footprints

Ascend Dance Collective Presents Debut Concert Footprints

It is said that variety is the spice of life, but for the nine women of Ascend Dance Collective, variety is also the spice of a modern dance company—specifically, their own. “Each dancer brings to the company their own experiences, and those experiences are often shown in how they move and choreograph,” says Donna Frogge, Director […]

Treat Yourself to Houston’s Dance Salad Festival This Easter Weekend

Treat Yourself to Houston’s Dance Salad Festival This Easter Weekend

On Easter weekend, arts-lovers in Houston may hunt for colorful eggs or a great buffet, but they never need to hunt for dance. Dance Salad Festival has been the place to find world-class dance for 22 years in this city. Drawing visitors from near and far, the dance companies, choreographers and performers presented come from […]

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 […]

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BALANCE: A Multi-generational Dance Project

BALANCE: A Multi-generational Dance Project

  CONTACT: Teresa Chapman Chapman Dance 713-297-1529 teresalynnchapman123@gmail.com www.chapmandance.com Houston, Texas – Chapman Dance presents Balance on June 2-3, 2017 at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH) in the heart of Midtown.  Balance is a multi-generational dance project developed by Chapman Dance in conjunction with seniors from the Fonteno Senior Education Center.   Artistic […]

Dance Source Houston Announces Third Annual Barnstorm Dance Fest

Dance Source Houston Announces Third Annual Barnstorm Dance Fest

HOUSTON, TX, April 17, 2017. Dance Source Houston (DSH) is pleased to announce the participating artists in Barnstorm Dance Fest 2017. The third annual festival will take place at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) June 15-24, 2017 and will feature works by 23 dance makers. The roster of participants is spread across three […]

CORE Dance Presents CORE Performance Company In Two Free Performances Next Month

CORE Dance Presents CORE Performance Company In Two Free Performances Next Month

  Contact: Susan Schmaeling susan@saspr.com 713-253-2799 OR Nneka Kelly communications@coredance.org 713-862-5530   April 10, 2017 (Houston, Texas) – Core Performance Company (CPC) will perform “walk,” a dance work that celebrates the sacred space of a labyrinth at two distinct Houston area spaces next month. On Saturday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m. CPC performs a site-specific […]

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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