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Summer Lovin’: It’s Festival Season

Summer Lovin’: It’s Festival Season

For those who may not know, let me, very quickly, relay to you the beauty that is summertime and the performing arts. Across the nation, theater kids bunk up in remote towns for summer stocks, dance students travel far and wide for intensives, and the country slides into that lovely part of the year that […]

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Creating Space for Creative Voices

Creating Space for Creative Voices

As the temperatures begin to rise and Houston prepares for the summertime, there is one event you won’t want to miss if you are looking for one last spring storm, or rather a Barnstorm. In just a few weeks’ time, six unique voices will take Houston’s MATCH theater by storm as Dance Source Houston presents […]

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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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Narthaki Nataraj: True Devotee of Dance

Narthaki Nataraj: True Devotee of Dance

For Rathna Kumar, there is no comparison between classical forms and contemporary pop culture trends. “There is an eternal quality about the classical dances,” says Kumar. “They are always beautiful. They are ever-changing, and always evolving because nothing is ever static. But the changes don’t take away from what it truly is.” Kumar is a […]

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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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