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Remembering ‘The Forgotten Empress’

Remembering ‘The Forgotten Empress’

For years, her life was one of royalty and power. She ruled 16th-century Mughal India, assuming great authority in a strictly male-dominated empire. She was born as Mehrunnisa, the daughter of a Persian refugee, but at 34, she became Empress Noor Jahan, the twentieth and final wife of Emperor Jahangir, who trusted and loved her […]

Narthaki Nataraj: True Devotee of Dance

Narthaki Nataraj: True Devotee of Dance

For Rathna Kumar, there is no comparison between classical forms and contemporary pop culture trends. “There is an eternal quality about the classical dances,” says Kumar. “They are always beautiful. They are ever-changing, and always evolving because nothing is ever static. But the changes don’t take away from what it truly is.” Kumar is a […]

Dancing Edgar Allan Poe

Dancing Edgar Allan Poe

The Pilot Dance Project presents Madness, Memories, and Woe How do you follow up a dance program based on Appalachian murder ballads? This was the question facing Heather vonReichbauer after completing her Dance Source Houston Artist in Residence last year. She felt she had created some momentum via the residency (where she developed the murder […]

Dance News

DiverseWorks Announces Appointment of Assistant Curator Ashley DeHoyos

DiverseWorks Announces Appointment of Assistant Curator Ashley DeHoyos

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: –JENNIFER GARDNER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DIVERSEWORKS JENNIFER@DIVERSEWORKS.ORG / 713 223 8346 DIVERSEWORKS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT CURATOR ASHLEY DEHOYOS (Houston, TX, April 10, 2018) – DiverseWorks is pleased to announce the appointment of independent curator Ashley DeHoyos as our new Assistant Curator. She will begin her new position on May 14, 2018.She […]

Best of Fringe 2018!

Best of Fringe 2018!

Contact: Executive/Artistic Director: Adam Castaneda adamluis.castaneda@gmail.com (281) 979-4982 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Best of Fringe 2018! Houston Fringe Festival favorites and newcomers present original work in mid-year showcase at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Best of Fringe returns after a two-year absence, and comes back for a two-night engagement featuring twelve Houston-based artists and […]

Ascend Dance Collective Presents “Ascension”

Ascend Dance Collective Presents “Ascension”

Contact: Donna K. Frogge (281) 719-8173 Ascend Dance Collective announces their upcoming performance of “Ascension” on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at The Forum of Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379. The April 28th concert will feature four pieces by Co-Director Donna K. Frogge. The first of these pieces, “Babel”, was choreographed for […]

Reviews

Elisa De La Rosa’s Tortillas y Lagrimas

Elisa De La Rosa’s Tortillas y Lagrimas

It’s always with a mix of excitement and curiosity that I go to dance concerts by creators whose work I’m unfamiliar with – excitement for the prospect of experiencing new dance wonders, and curiosity for the work and process. I’ve recently found myself asking, what does it mean to do dance work? Where does the […]

Uptown Dance Company Explores “Hidden Dimensions”

Uptown Dance Company Explores “Hidden Dimensions”

Uptown Dance Company explores “Hidden Dimensions” in an intimate celebration of live music and dance As light slowly encroached on the darkness, a woman dressed in burgundy lay in the middle of the floor, moving as if she were traveling from one dream to the next. It was a simple moment, and yet its impact […]

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 […]

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