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Dance to Remember

Dance to Remember

Teresa Chapman makes large, expansive dances. She eats up space by reaching off-center and fully commits her body with breath. In her upcoming show Balance, she investigates the sensations of being off-balance and, also, regaining equilibrium. And her company, Chapman Dance, will do all of this with three senior citizens from the Fonteno Senior Education Center […]

Dancing Tesseracts and the Visuals of Jessica Lang

Dancing Tesseracts and the Visuals of Jessica Lang

  The imagery of Jessica Lang’s The Calling is simple, yet, arresting. A single dancer moves in the center a giant cream dress that expands into the reaches of the solitary spotlight. As the dancer spirals and reaches out into the expanse of space beyond the light, the dress contracts and then breaths out again, […]

Ascend Dance Collective Presents Debut Concert Footprints

Ascend Dance Collective Presents Debut Concert Footprints

It is said that variety is the spice of life, but for the nine women of Ascend Dance Collective, variety is also the spice of a modern dance company—specifically, their own. “Each dancer brings to the company their own experiences, and those experiences are often shown in how they move and choreograph,” says Donna Frogge, Director […]

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Kick Off June With Some Sizzling Hot Dance

Kick Off June With Some Sizzling Hot Dance

Media Contact: Lindsay Peyton, Cadence Enterprise 281-636-1361 Lindsay@cadenceenterprise.com    Kick off June with some sizzling hot dance 21st season at METdance concludes with “Sizzling Summer Dance” Friday, June 2 at the Miller Outdoor Theatre HOUSTON – May 23, 2017 – METdance is embracing the summer heat – and preparing a sizzling hot performance for the last […]

Ad Deum Dance Company Presents Journey Back To Love

Ad Deum Dance Company Presents Journey Back To Love

    Featuring Ad Deum Dance Company, Ad Deum 2 and Special Guest Artists Saturday, June 10th @ 8 pm Sunday, June 11th @ 6:30 pm Tickets: $20 General Admission  matchouston.org   713/521-4533 Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston 3400 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002     Journey Back To Love will be presented in two evenings […]

Dance Source Houston Presents Mind The Gap 3.0

Dance Source Houston Presents Mind The Gap 3.0

Dance Source Houston will present the third and final Mind The Gap performance of the 2016-17 season on May 16 at 7:30pm at MATCH. The program will include works by Catalina Alexandra, Adam Castaneda, Tehillah Hartmann, Kate Rash, Katie Rodrigues and Kara Stenz. The evening includes two solos, choreographed by Catalina Alexandra and Tehillah Hartmann. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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