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Toni Leago Valle Takes On Body Image, Media and Women’s Rights in “CRACKED”

Toni Leago Valle Takes On Body Image, Media and Women’s Rights in “CRACKED”

On July 18, 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law House Bill 2, significantly limiting women’s access to abortion services. It’s 2016, and women are still fighting in the federal courts for absolute control of their bodies, but it’s a battle that seems to be overshadowed by popular culture, consumerism, and the cult of […]

Dance Brings Havana to Houston

Dance Brings Havana to Houston

  Recently, Americans have been flocking to Cuba since diplomatic relations with the United States have thawed, eager to get a taste for the preserved Cuban culture.  Fortunately, Houstonians can enjoy a piece of Havana right at home.  On April 30, 2016, Society for the Performing Arts is bringing Cuban contemporary dance company Malpaso Dance […]

Dance Salad Festival 2016

Dance Salad Festival 2016

by Adam Castaneda Houston’s dance community has seen many notable shifts in the past two years, with presenting organizations changing the methodologies in which work is programmed and seasons are created. But for artistic director Nancy Henderek, there is continued relevance in the signature format of her Dance Salad Festival, presented by the Houston International […]

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FrenetiCore Dance Presents ‘The Snow Queen’ (Encore and Sugar Land Tour)

FrenetiCore Dance Presents ‘The Snow Queen’ (Encore and Sugar Land Tour)

Contact: Executive Director: Adam Castaneda adam@freneticore.net (832) 649-2096 www.freneticore.net   Following a successful December run of its first family-friendly holiday production, FrenetiCore Dance will present an encore of The Snow Queen at Frenetic Theater on June 2 and 3. The company will then take the show to the Anjali Center in Sugar Land on June […]

Teens Are Taking Over at METdance

Teens Are Taking Over at METdance

Media Contact: Lindsay Peyton, Cadence Enterprise 281-636-1361 Lindsay@cadenceenterprise.com Teens Are Taking Over at METdance Youth Training Company MET too Takes Center Stage May 19-20 HOUSTON – April 28, 2016 – METdance is preparing to showcase some of the most talented teens around with its upcoming performance “Youth Novels.” The show features the organization’s youth training […]

Best of Fringe 2016

Best of Fringe 2016

Contact: Executive Director: Adam Castaneda adam@freneticore.net (832) 649-2096 www.freneticore.net   In anticipation of the Ninth Annual Houston Fringe Festival, FrenetiCore presents Best of Fringe 2016, a mid-year showcase of past festival favorites, including Cirque La Vie, FrenetiCore Dance, jhon r. stronks, and Holding Space Dance Collective (formerly ChinaCat Dance). Dates: May 20 and 21 Time: […]

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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 […]

NobleMotions “Next Step” Succeeds

NobleMotions “Next Step” Succeeds

New Works by Jesus Acosta, Catalina Alexandra, and Jennifer Mabus. By Adam Castaneda Choreographers Andy and Dionne Noble are still flying high from their work on ABC’s American Crimes, which premiered earlier this week. Athletic, visceral, and wholly human, the four-minute dance possessed all of the qualities of the Nobles’ best work. But the artistic […]

Drift Delicately Keeps to its Title Promise

Drift Delicately Keeps to its Title Promise

Frame Dance Productions at Asia Society by Nancy Wozny When something is happening, acting on you, but you have yet to notice, that is a particular phenomenon in human experience, which like many things, is magnified on a performing arts stage. That exact experience occurred while watching the opening passages of Lydia Hance’s Drift, presented […]

‘Tis the Season for Snow and Dancing

‘Tis the Season for Snow and Dancing

Clara, sugar plums, and the rest of the Land of Sweets have the monopoly on winter holiday ballets, so when I heard about FrenetiCore Dance’s new version of The Snow Queen, I was all ears.  I’ve been sugared out for years. The narrative ballet opened December 4 at Frenetic Theater and runs through December 12, […]

Urban Moves: Karen Stokes Dance Sunset Evokes Houston’s History

Urban Moves: Karen Stokes Dance Sunset Evokes Houston’s History

By Adam Castaneda The tradition of organized al fresco art watching goes all the way back to the ancient Greek prosceniums but on October 18, choreographer Karen Stokes staged an outdoor site-specific work that could have only have happened here in Houston. Stokes’ Sunset at White Oak transformed Allen’s Landing, a little known alcove of […]

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