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Art as Empathy, History Lesson with CORE

Art as Empathy, History Lesson with CORE

On January 27, the President of the United States signed Executive Order 13769, officially titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. The order halted the U.S. Refugee Program for 120 days, suspended the entry of Syrian nationals, and temporarily barred entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations. The decree came […]

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Holding Space Dance Collective Brings The Flow Arts To Light

Holding Space Dance Collective Brings The Flow Arts To Light

“I love doing narrative work,” Maggie Lasher declares. “I’m really drawn to how I can tell stories without words. As a kid I loved the picture books that told stories without any words.” She also loves dancing with fire. But we’ll get to that later. Lasher, and her company Holding Space Dance Collective present Lightbearer […]

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Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre Brings Mr. Gaga and More to Houston

Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre Brings Mr. Gaga and More to Houston

By: Ashley Clos The start of a new year is a self-reflective time for many. We study our pasts and begin the calendar year with a fresh perspective. In 2017, the desire to be more present and communally engaged within our daily lives is a popular one in the face of constant technology. Luckily for […]

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Take The J Train – Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

Take The J Train – Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

Lynn Lane is a man of many talents, but since returning to his hometown, he has primarily made a name for himself as a photographer of dance, theater, and opera. But his work in New York City, during his almost 2 decades in residence there included film, experimental music, and furniture design. After a series of invitation-only […]

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Dance Houston Presents 14th Annual Celebration of Dance

Dance Houston Presents 14th Annual Celebration of Dance

By Jessica MacFarlane As Halloween ends, the holiday season unofficially begins across the nation. Dance Houston presents the first treat of the season for Houston audiences with its 14th annual Celebration of Dance on November 5th at 8:00 p.m. at the Cullen Theater in the Wortham Theater Center. Audiences can expect another fulfilling adventure across […]

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Stepping in the Gap

Stepping in the Gap

Painter Ergon Schiele once said that “to restrict an artist is a crime.  It is to murder germinating life.”  With grants diminishing, artists turning to jobs with better pay, and performance venues closing, it’s a testament to the devotion of dance artists and their enthusiasts that we continue to see innovation on the stage.  But […]

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Dance of Asian America Promises A Splendid Evening of Chinese Dance For Its 11th Year

Dance of Asian America Promises A Splendid Evening of Chinese Dance For Its 11th Year

October in Houston is just right for just about anything al fresco, including performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. This month Dance of Asian America (DAA) will present its 11th Annual Splendid China, an exploration of Chinese culture through authentic and contemporary Chinese dance, at the outdoor venue. Over its two performances, Splendid […]

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Uptown Showcases International Choreographers

Uptown Showcases International Choreographers

Imagine Marc Chagall is coming to your house to paint his next masterpiece.  I’m sure you’d want to provide him the best paint, pulsating colors, and the perfect setup for his canvas.  What an honor to enable the master to create the very best work.  This is also how Uptown Dance Company approaches its relationships […]

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IAA Presents ‘The Gypsy Caravan’ by Tamburitzans

IAA Presents ‘The Gypsy Caravan’ by Tamburitzans

By Jessica MacFarlane The Indo-American Association (IAA) is presenting a fabulous troupe of performers for Houston audiences of all ages. For one-night only on September 16, The Tamburitzans will perform their new commissioned production, The Gypsy Caravan, at the Cullen Theater. It’s been fifteen years since Houston last saw a similar troupe performing an array […]

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Toni Leago Valle Takes On Body Image, Media and Women’s Rights in “CRACKED”

Toni Leago Valle Takes On Body Image, Media and Women’s Rights in “CRACKED”

On July 18, 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law House Bill 2, significantly limiting women’s access to abortion services. It’s 2016, and women are still fighting in the federal courts for absolute control of their bodies, but it’s a battle that seems to be overshadowed by popular culture, consumerism, and the cult of […]

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