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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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Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Maggie Lasher’s Holding Space Dance Collective Premieres The Burning Times Artistic Director Maggie Lasher isn’t just on the cusp of premiering a full-length narrative work, she’s also in the midst of rebranding her contemporary dance troupe via a name change. Her company is no longer ChinaCat Dance, but Holding Space Dance Collective, a name she […]

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Uptown in Midtown

Uptown in Midtown

Uptown Dance Company Breaks in New Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston with Dance Infusion 2015 By Claire Christine Spera Uptown Dance Company, led by Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown, is opening its 2015-2016 season on a fresh note. Not only is the company and its associated pre-professional division premiering works as a part of Dance […]

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Creating Space & Community

Creating Space & Community

The Dance Gallery Festival Returns to Sam Houston State and New York’s Ailey Citigroup Theater By Lydia Hance If there were an honorary doctorate in Resourcefulness, I believe we should give it to a dancer.  As creatives, we are master problem solvers, specialists in making something meaningful with any challenge.  The Dance Gallery Festival was […]

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