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Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre Brings Mr. Gaga and More to Houston

Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre Brings Mr. Gaga and More to Houston

By: Ashley Clos The start of a new year is a self-reflective time for many. We study our pasts and begin the calendar year with a fresh perspective. In 2017, the desire to be more present and communally engaged within our daily lives is a popular one in the face of constant technology. Luckily for […]

Take The J Train – Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

Take The J Train – Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

Lynn Lane is a man of many talents, but since returning to his hometown, he has primarily made a name for himself as a photographer of dance, theater, and opera. But his work in New York City, during his almost 2 decades in residence there included film, experimental music, and furniture design. After a series of invitation-only […]

Dance Houston Presents 14th Annual Celebration of Dance

Dance Houston Presents 14th Annual Celebration of Dance

As Halloween ends, the holiday season unofficially begins across the nation. Dance Houston presents the first treat of the season for Houston audiences with its 14th annual Celebration of Dance on November 5th at 8:00 p.m. at the Cullen Theater in the Wortham Theater Center. Audiences can expect another fulfilling adventure across Houston’s vast dance […]

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Dance Salad Festival 2017

Dance Salad Festival 2017

Houston, TX – DANCE SALAD FESTIVAL 3 Performances in April: Thursday,13; Friday,14 and Saturday,15, 7:30 PM at the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave. Houston, 77002. Now celebrating the 22nd anniversary in Houston and the 25th season since its inception in Brussels, Belgium, Dance Salad Festival promises another gathering of world-class performers. Famous in […]

CORE Performance Company Brings Their Poignant Work ‘Life Interrupted’ To Asia Society Texas

CORE Performance Company Brings Their Poignant Work ‘Life Interrupted’ To Asia Society Texas

Contact: Susan Schmaeling 713.253.2799 susan@saspr.com OR Nneka Kelly 713.862.5530 communications@coredance.org   A dance/theater work which shares the story of the internment of American citizens of Japanese descent during WWII November 22, 2016 (Houston, Texas) — CORE Performance Company presents two performances of their poignant dance theater work Life Interrupted at Asia Society Texas Center,  1370 […]

Celebrating 37 Years of Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre

Celebrating 37 Years of Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre

For Immediate Release November 15, 2016 Contact Maxine Silberstein |713-729-3200 msilberstein@erjcchouston.org Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre January 13 – February 12, 2017. Dance Month is observing its thirty-seventh season and continues to celebrate and spotlight prominent choreographers, master teachers, companies and dancers. Arts in the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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