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NobleMotion Dance Catapults Into Its Ninth Season With Collaborative Innovation

NobleMotion Dance Catapults Into Its Ninth Season With Collaborative Innovation

By Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Andy and Dionne Noble, co-artistic directors of NobleMotion Dance, are on a constant quest for two things – to challenge and to be challenged. In today’s fast-paced, technology-focused world, the husband-and-wife team, like everyone else, faces an ongoing battle for people’s attention, an obstacle they have overcome with fearless innovation.    […]

Communicating Culture Through Capoeira

Communicating Culture Through Capoeira

Communicating Culture Through Capoeira: The Brazilian Arts Foundation to hold its first Dance and Music Conference   Mauricio Campos and his brother moved to the United States from their native Brazil in 1990. They didn’t speak a word of English, but they had $1,500 in each of their pockets and an unwavering desire to immerse […]

Dance Source Houston’s Resident Artists Premiere New Works At Barnstorm

Dance Source Houston’s Resident Artists Premiere New Works At Barnstorm

By Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Over the next two weeks, Dance Source Houston’s third annual Barnstorm Dance Fest will present three separate programs featuring works by 23 artists and companies, five of whom are DSH’s 2017 artists in residence. Learn more about them here before seeing their performances on June 16 and 23 at the Midtown […]

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The Houston Fringe Festival Celebrates Ten Years With Move to MATCH!

The Houston Fringe Festival Celebrates Ten Years With Move to MATCH!

Contact: Adam Castaneda adam@freneticore.net (281) 979-4982 www.houstonfringefestival.org   Dates:  September 5 – 10, 2017 Location:  MATCH, 3400 Main Street Tickets: $10 per individual performance/ $40 five-show pass/$90 ten-show pass. Anything Goes – $10 presale Purchase tickets at www.matchouston.org. For more information please visit www.houstonfringefestival.org. The 2017 Houston Fringe Festival (HFF) marks the ten-year anniversary of […]

Group Acorde Produces First Production of  New Works at the REC ROOM

Group Acorde Produces First Production of New Works at the REC ROOM

​Media Contact: Roberta Paixao Cortes (281)8273091 groupacorde@gmail.com www.groupacorde.org Houston, TX, June 15- Group Acorde will premier “Unemoji​onal,” its first full evening of works featuring original live dance and music by artists Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton, Lindsey McGill, and Seth Paynter. Israeli choreographer/dancer Anat Grigorio will collaborate with the company and create a new original […]

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem

Contact: Executive/Artistic Director: Adam Castaneda adam@freneticore.net (832) 649-2096 www.freneticore.net   The Pilot Dance Project continues its mission of presenting evening-length work by independent choreographers with an original site-specific, immersive dance work by acclaimed Houston-based choreographer Jennifer Mabus. Requiem is a forty-five minute work that examines communal rituals of grief through the valence of the East […]

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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. […]

The Pilot Dance Project Presents jhon r. stronks’ Once upon a time . . .

The Pilot Dance Project Presents jhon r. stronks’ Once upon a time . . .

April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7, 2017, 7:30pm, The Pilot on Navigation freneticore.net It’s an interesting challenge to write about a choreographer whose work you’ve been looking at for the better part of a decade. I’ve watched the work of john r. stronks evolve over the years, themes shifting, presentational style morphing […]

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 […]

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