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The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem

The Pilot Dance Project Presents Jennifer Mabus’ Requiem August 5, 2017; 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8pm, the Morales Funeral Home by Neil Ellis Orts East of downtown Houston, on Canal Street, an audience gathered in the foyer of the Morales Funeral Home (the first Hispanic owned funeral home in Houston), a stately edifice […]

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REACH Gives Audiences A Reason To Celebrate

REACH Gives Audiences A Reason To Celebrate

By Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Houston Ballet may have wrapped its latest season in June with the tragic love story “La Bayadère,” but a few of the company members have stayed busy in the studio.     After only two weeks of rehearsing, they kicked off the second season of REACH, a dancer-led project that culminates in […]

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Generation Dance Festival

Generation Dance Festival

Generation Dance Festival A Place for Art, a Place for Dance by Mirannda Lindberg At 8 PM on May 13th at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Generation Dance Festival kicked off their first ever Gala performance. As the festival’s second year in activity, founder and artistic director, Dorrell Martin, has much to celebrate. […]

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The Pilot Dance Project Presents jhon r. stronks’ Once upon a time . . .

The Pilot Dance Project Presents jhon r. stronks’ Once upon a time . . .

April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7, 2017, 7:30pm, The Pilot on Navigation freneticore.net It’s an interesting challenge to write about a choreographer whose work you’ve been looking at for the better part of a decade. I’ve watched the work of john r. stronks evolve over the years, themes shifting, presentational style morphing […]

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Ashley Horn Challenges and Transports Audiences in Vesper

Ashley Horn Challenges and Transports Audiences in Vesper

  We all seem to seek mindfulness, but when you get the opportunity to stop and reflect, do you? Social media scrolling is an epidemic. We tap our fingers on our screens and live one inch below the surface. Our minds and bodies cannot possibly maintain the pace we keep, but we crave busyness. Information […]

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Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s

Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s

For a portion of the audience at The Pilot on Navigation (formerly Frenetic Theatre), myself included, Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s is a chance to relive the past a little. Music before and during the production brings on waves of nostalgia and the costumes are amusingly pinched from the wardrobe of […]

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Karen Stokes Dance – DEEP: Seaspace

Karen Stokes Dance – DEEP: Seaspace

October 20-22, 2016, Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center by Neil Ellis Orts DEEP: Seaspace was already in progress as the audience filtered in. Audio interviews with Houston Ship Channel captains play as performers in white, baggy jumpsuits take slow, stiff steps across the stage. They pause, turn to the audience, and offer enigmatic stares before […]

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BEETHOVEN RECNSTRCTD

BEETHOVEN RECNSTRCTD

Ash Danceworks, one of Houston’s newest contemporary dance companies, made its inaugural debut with BEETHOVEN RECNSTRCTD last Friday evening with a repeat performance on Saturday. Though the company is new, its director is certainly familiar to anyone who has been paying attention to the fringier perimeters of the Houston dance scene for the last decade […]

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NobleMotion Dance – Supernova

NobleMotion Dance – Supernova

NobleMotion Dance seems to have created a winning formula for its annual fall concert at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall: hold a summer intensive for advanced students, cast a dozen or so the most compelling movers, then create (and promote) a sleek and polished mega-dance designed to dazzle. I think it’s a sensational premise that gives […]

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Looking Back at Honored Guests Implies a Bright Future for METdance

Looking Back at Honored Guests Implies a Bright Future for METdance

20 years ago, what’s now known as a hashtag was still just the pound sign on your cell phone. That is, if you even owned a cell phone 20 years ago. Last evening at Honored Guests, the 4th celebratory program of METdance company’s 20th anniversary season, audience members were encouraged to use their cell phones […]

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