Lydia Hance

Lydia Hance is a choreographer, filmmaker, collaborator, and educator. Lydia Hance is the Founder and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions, a contemporary dance company making collaborative works for the screen and stage.

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Dance Gallery Festival Offers Power, Punch a Welcome Dose of Subtlety

Dance Gallery Festival Offers Power, Punch a Welcome Dose of Subtlety

  This year’s Dance Gallery Festival felt like going through a break-up, complete with bitterness, anger, fear, and the sweet memories that you must contextualize among the darkness. I was left wondering who had the power and, more importantly, how do you get it? Brute force, coercion, rewards, fear… power takes effect in various forms. […]

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Karen Stokes Dances History 

Karen Stokes Dances History 

It just feels good when theater seats are full with students wrestling and curious about what modern dance means.  This was the case at The Barn for Karen Stokes Dance’s opening night student preview of their program Dance, Film, and Conversation.  In the post-show conversation, they sat with their notebooks insistent they understand exactly what […]

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Air Dancing

Air Dancing

Air Dancing VauLT Hosts its 2nd Annual Festival of Aerial Arts Imagine muscular, dare-devil dancers tumbling from vaulted ceilings and catching themselves in floor-length panels of silky fabric.  They swing and spiral and climb as if gravity is just a little weaker for them. It’s part circus, part post-modern dance with enough spectacle to engage […]

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SonKiss’d Dance Theater’s Go

SonKiss’d Dance Theater’s Go

SonKiss’d Dance Theater billed its show Go as an “experience” because of the company’s commitment to sharing their Christian faith above their own performance.  SonKiss’d Dance Theater presented Go, a hybrid of contemporary and hip hop dance, spoken word poetry, live painting, and original music, on March 28-29 and April 4-5.  The message was empowering, […]

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Summer Rites at Freneticore

Summer Rites at Freneticore

In what other season would you see sparkling fringe, bright pink hoop skirts, and male feet and svelte legs in point shoes skimming across the floor? What about feather collars, shirtless men, and repetitious leaping and tumbling across the stage? Certainly not spring— I’d say summer, if I had to wager my artist’s salary.    Summer […]

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Sonkiss’d The Chronicles of Creation

Sonkiss’d The Chronicles of Creation

The Chronicles of Creation By Lydia Hance Christopher (YungChris) Thomas is the choreographic and faithful force behind SonKiss’d Dance Theater, a group devoted to mixing faith and urban artistic expression to bring new audiences and hearts to church/art/church. Befitting the troupe’s inaugural solo dance concert, SonKiss’d Dance Theater premiered “The Chronicles of Creation” on April […]

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