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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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City Dance Feeds Body and Mind This Valentine’s Day

City Dance Feeds Body and Mind This Valentine’s Day

By Claire Christine Spera If you’re looking for dinner, drinks, dessert and a show for Valentine’s Day, then Houston City Dance’s production Behind Closed Doors is your one-stop shop for an age 18-plus night out. The hour-long Feb. 13 performance at City Dance Studio has two start times, with the 5:30 pm show including light […]

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RUMI Inspired Dance – CORE Performance Company at the MATCH

RUMI Inspired Dance – CORE Performance Company at the MATCH

By  Adam Castaneda “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” The words of  the 13th century Persian poet Rumi have stirred readers for centuries, and his commentary on love reveals a multidimensional human impulse that defies definition and classification. For […]

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Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center’s Dance Month Enters 36th Year

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center’s Dance Month Enters 36th Year

By Claire Christine Spera The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston’s Dance Month, celebrating its 36th year this month, sprang from a place of passion, explained Dance Director Maxine Silberstein. “It began in 1980 when the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC’s dance department had attracted many interested and talented intermediate adult students. These students wanted an […]

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Hope Stone Dance Blooms Again with Friday Flowers

Hope Stone Dance Blooms Again with Friday Flowers

by Adam Castañeda The cultural impact of flowers are examined in Stephen Buchman’s The Reason for Flowers, and for him, a lifelong entomologist, these botanical wonders are not merely decorative flourishes of nature, but wellsprings of inspiration for the human imagination. Hope Stone Dance will perform Friday Flowers, a personal exploration of what flowers mean […]

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