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An Evening of “Play” As Houston Ballet Celebrates the City’s Resilience

An Evening of “Play” As Houston Ballet Celebrates the City’s Resilience

The weekend is for play, and June 8-10, Houston Ballet will do just that in its final mixed repertory bill of the season, a one-of-a-kind performance celebrating the city’s resilience following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The program will feature six choreographic works, including artistic director Stanton Welch’s “Play,” his reimagined “Bolero Triptych” and four […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dance Salad Festival Celebrates 23 Years in Houston

Dance Salad Festival Celebrates 23 Years in Houston

Dance Salad Festival celebrates 23 years in Houston with a thrilling new recipe Arts advocate Nancy Henderek’s mission began 26 years ago in Brussels while working as the choreographer-in-residence at the International School. While living in Belgium, she gained valuable knowledge about dance, seeing a myriad of professional companies tour through the capital and developing […]

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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 […]

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Communicating Culture Through Capoeira

Communicating Culture Through Capoeira

Communicating Culture Through Capoeira: The Brazilian Arts Foundation to hold its first Dance and Music Conference   Mauricio Campos and his brother moved to the United States from their native Brazil in 1990. They didn’t speak a word of English, but they had $1,500 in each of their pockets and an unwavering desire to immerse […]

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