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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 […]

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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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Core’s International Conversation with Dance

Core’s International Conversation with Dance

Next weekend, February 15 – 17, at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), Core Dance brings two compelling works to the city, including the stunning Two Room Apartment by Israeli powerhouse duo Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor. The company’s continued contributions to the Houston community are not only affectionately appreciated, but essential. Core […]

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Peridance Headlines Dance Month at a Post-Harvey JCC

Peridance Headlines Dance Month at a Post-Harvey JCC

Among the many sad stories we’ve all heard here in Houston since Hurricane Harvey tried to wash us away, one of the saddest is when someone finds out exactly what their insurance policy covered—and most importantly what it did not. Standing in the hallway just behind the reception desk at the Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community […]

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Karen Stokes Dance Turns Twenty

Karen Stokes Dance Turns Twenty

For a working dance artist, every show is a milestone. For a choreographer, every produced piece is a victory. And for or a director of a dance company, each conquered season is a blessing. But what does it mean to notch twenty years of consistent quality production? Few ever get the opportunity to answer this […]

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Dance Gallery Festival Takes a Chance on New Choreographers

Dance Gallery Festival Takes a Chance on New Choreographers

Independent choreographers often bounce from festival to festival showing their work, even paying a performance fee for their work to be seen. Finding funding to produce new work on a stage is difficult. “Eventually you run out of steam,” says Astrid von Ussar, the founder and artistic director of The Dance Gallery Festival. For eleven […]

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NobleMotion Dance Catapults Into Its Ninth Season With Collaborative Innovation

NobleMotion Dance Catapults Into Its Ninth Season With Collaborative Innovation

This preview, originally posted on July 21, 2017, has been updated to reflect NobleMotion Dance’s new dates for Catapult. Their initial performances were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. NMD will present Catapult at Zilkha Hall – Hobby Center on September 29 & 30 at 7:30pm. If you had tickets for the original dates, please be aware […]

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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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Dance Source Houston’s Resident Artists Premiere New Works At Barnstorm

Dance Source Houston’s Resident Artists Premiere New Works At Barnstorm

By Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Over the next two weeks, Dance Source Houston’s third annual Barnstorm Dance Fest will present three separate programs featuring works by 23 artists and companies, five of whom are DSH’s 2017 artists in residence. Learn more about them here before seeing their performances on June 16 and 23 at the Midtown […]

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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 […]

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