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Uptown Showcases International Choreographers

Uptown Showcases International Choreographers

Imagine Marc Chagall is coming to your house to paint his next masterpiece.  I’m sure you’d want to provide him the best paint, pulsating colors, and the perfect setup for his canvas.  What an honor to enable the master to create the very best work.  This is also how Uptown Dance Company approaches its relationships […]

IAA Presents ‘The Gypsy Caravan’ by Tamburitzans

IAA Presents ‘The Gypsy Caravan’ by Tamburitzans

By Jessica MacFarlane The Indo-American Association (IAA) is presenting a fabulous troupe of performers for Houston audiences of all ages. For one-night only on September 16, The Tamburitzans will perform their new commissioned production, The Gypsy Caravan, at the Cullen Theater. It’s been fifteen years since Houston last saw a similar troupe performing an array […]

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 […]

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Dance Source Houston Executive Director Announcement

Dance Source Houston Executive Director Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2016 Contact: Stephanie Todd Wong, Board President, stephanie.todd.wong@gmail.com Mollie Haven Miller, Executive Director, mollie@dancesourcehouston.org Dance Source Houston (DSH) is pleased to announce that Mollie Haven Miller has been named executive director. With more than an 8-year career as a dance artist, administrator, and volunteer, including 6 years with Dance Source […]

Ash Danceworks Premieres Beethoven RECNSTRCTD

Ash Danceworks Premieres Beethoven RECNSTRCTD

Contact: Rebecca French Telephone: 713.449.8375 Email: ashdanceworks@gmail.com   October 7-8, 2016, 8:00pm @ MATCH Box 2 with special guest performance by Group Acorde Ash Danceworks debuts its inaugural season with an electronic re-imagining of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D, choreographed by Rebecca French with 9 dancers and interactive projections. Dynamic. Wild. Inspiring. BEETHOVEN RECNSTRCTD. Electronic […]

Houston Dance Company Premieres Works By Internationally Celebrated Artists Andre Silva and Chet Walker

Houston Dance Company Premieres Works By Internationally Celebrated Artists Andre Silva and Chet Walker

HOUSTON, TX – On Friday September 23rd, 2016, Uptown Dance Company will kick off its 17th Season with “Dance Infusion,” the company’s annual mixed bill that presents diverse choreographic voices from around the world, performed by one of Houston’s premiere contemporary dance companies. Andre Silva, current principal dancer with Texas Ballet Theater, has created emotionally […]

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NobleMotion Dance Implodes with Supernova

NobleMotion Dance Implodes with 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 […]

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, […]

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