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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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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, […]

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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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Treat Yourself to Houston’s Dance Salad Festival This Easter Weekend

Treat Yourself to Houston’s Dance Salad Festival This Easter Weekend

On Easter weekend, arts-lovers in Houston may hunt for colorful eggs or a great buffet, but they never need to hunt for dance. Dance Salad Festival has been the place to find world-class dance for 22 years in this city. Drawing visitors from near and far, the dance companies, choreographers and performers presented come from […]

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Memory Web – Psophonia Dance Company

Memory Web – Psophonia Dance Company

Memory is a tricky thing to grapple with. While memory is key to understanding the past, it’s not infallible and without suspicion. If no two memories recreate a single event in the exact same way, then how is the accuracy of memory measured? Or does accuracy even matter when so much of this human time […]

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