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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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Dance Brings Havana to Houston

Dance Brings Havana to Houston

  Recently, Americans have been flocking to Cuba since diplomatic relations with the United States have thawed, eager to get a taste for the preserved Cuban culture.  Fortunately, Houstonians can enjoy a piece of Havana right at home.  On April 30, 2016, Society for the Performing Arts is bringing Cuban contemporary dance company Malpaso Dance […]

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Dance Salad Festival 2016

Dance Salad Festival 2016

by Adam Castaneda Houston’s dance community has seen many notable shifts in the past two years, with presenting organizations changing the methodologies in which work is programmed and seasons are created. But for artistic director Nancy Henderek, there is continued relevance in the signature format of her Dance Salad Festival, presented by the Houston International […]

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Houston, the Dancers have Landed

Houston, the Dancers have Landed

  Lori Yuill Presents Site-Site Specific Work, The Story of a Space Here’s a fact that you’ll want to put in your back pocket: Houston rates first among the nation’s 10 most populous cities in total acreage of parkland. I love a good Houston boasting point. Tranquillity Park in downtown Houston, however, goes woefully underutilized […]

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