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Karen Stokes Dance Turns Twenty

Karen Stokes Dance Turns Twenty

For a working dance artist, every show is a milestone. For a choreographer, every produced piece is a victory. And for or a director of a dance company, each conquered season is a blessing. But what does it mean to notch twenty years of consistent quality production? Few ever get the opportunity to answer this […]

Dance Gallery Festival Takes a Chance on New Choreographers

Dance Gallery Festival Takes a Chance on New Choreographers

Independent choreographers often bounce from festival to festival showing their work, even paying a performance fee for their work to be seen. Finding funding to produce new work on a stage is difficult. “Eventually you run out of steam,” says Astrid von Ussar, the founder and artistic director of The Dance Gallery Festival. For eleven […]

NobleMotion Dance Catapults Into Its Ninth Season With Collaborative Innovation

NobleMotion Dance Catapults Into Its Ninth Season With Collaborative Innovation

This preview, originally posted on July 21, 2017, has been updated to reflect NobleMotion Dance’s new dates for Catapult. Their initial performances were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. NMD will present Catapult at Zilkha Hall – Hobby Center on September 29 & 30 at 7:30pm. If you had tickets for the original dates, please be aware […]

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Jacquelyne Boe Premieres COLOR at Flatland Gallery

Jacquelyne Boe Premieres COLOR at Flatland Gallery

For Immediate Release Contact: Jacquelyne Jay Boe jacquelynejayboe@gmail.com HOUSTON BASED CHOREOGRAPHER AND COMPOSER PREMIERE COLOR AT FLATLAND GALLERY DECEMBER 1-2   In the heart of Montrose at Brasil Café’s Flatland Gallery, a group of local artists will premiere an intimate performance collaboration entitled COLOR, on December 1st and 2nd.  Original music, created by composer Jeremy Nuncio, and choreography from Jacquelyne […]

Group Acorde Reschedules Unemojional at REC ROOM

Group Acorde Reschedules Unemojional at REC ROOM

Media Contact: Roberta Paixao Cortes (281)8273091 groupacorde@gmail.com www.groupacorde.org Houston’s​ ​new​ ​performance​ ​company,​ ​Group​ ​Acorde,​ ​reschedules​ ​Unemojional​ ​at​ ​REC ROOM​ ​after​ ​cancellation​ ​of​ ​August​ ​performance​ ​due​ ​to​ ​Hurricane​ ​Harvey Houston, TX, October 30, 2017-Group Acorde premiered “Unemoji​onal,” its first full evening of works featuring original live dance and music by artists Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton, […]

Dance Source Houston Announces 2017-18 Artists In Residence

Dance Source Houston Announces 2017-18 Artists In Residence

For Immediate Release Contact: Mollie Haven Miller, Executive Director, Dance Source Houston Email: mollie@dancesourcehouston.org Phone: 713.224.DANC (3262) www.dancesourcehouston.org   HOUSTON, TX, November 14, 2017. Dance Source Houston is excited to announce the artists selected to participate in its 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program. DSH is pleased to welcome Shanon Adame, Lindsay Gary, Lisa E. Harris, Ashley […]

Reviews

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem August 5, 2017; 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8pm, the Morales Funeral Home by Neil Ellis Orts East of downtown Houston, on Canal Street, an audience gathered in the foyer of the Morales Funeral Home (the first Hispanic owned funeral home in Houston), a stately edifice […]

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 […]

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