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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 […]

Stepping in the Gap

Stepping in the Gap

Painter Ergon Schiele once said that “to restrict an artist is a crime.  It is to murder germinating life.”  With grants diminishing, artists turning to jobs with better pay, and performance venues closing, it’s a testament to the devotion of dance artists and their enthusiasts that we continue to see innovation on the stage.  But […]

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The Pilot 2016 Artist Board Presents Duality

The Pilot 2016 Artist Board Presents Duality

Contact: Executive Director: Adam Castaneda adam@freneticore.net (832) 649-2096 www.freneticore.net   The Pilot Artist Board is excited to present Duality, an evening-length dance concert by Laura Harrell and Holding Space Dance Collective. Duality is the Pilot on Navigation’s final evening of programming for 2017, and promises an exciting mix of contemporary dance and fire performance. Dates: […]

Dance Source Houston Announces 2016-17 Artists In Residence

Dance Source Houston Announces 2016-17 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   Dance Source Houston Announces 2016-17 Artists In Residence HOUSTON, TX, November 8, 2016. Dance Source Houston is thrilled to announce the artists selected to participate in its Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program for the 2016-17 season. DSH welcomes Laura Harrell, […]

Hope Stone Dance Returns for a Night of Community Performance 

Hope Stone Dance Returns for a Night of Community Performance 

Amy Pearl Hope Stone, Inc. 713.526.1907 amy@hopestoneinc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   “Collective + Hope” joins Hope Stone Dance and community partners from The Hope Project Houston, TX (October 26, 2016) – On December 8, 2016, Hope Stone Dance returns to the stage for an evening that embodies Hope Stone’s vision – “Art for All.” Sharing […]

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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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