HOUSTON, TX, April 17, 2017. Dance Source Houston (DSH) is pleased to announce the participating artists in Barnstorm Dance Fest 2017. The third annual festival will take place at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) June 15-24, 2017 and will feature works by 23 dance makers.
The roster of participants is spread across three unique programs, offering audiences a full sampling of Houston-based artists, as well as choreographers from across the region and nation. Festival participants were curated from an overwhelming number of applicants by a panel of leaders in the field. The diverse selection of genres featured in this year’s festival includes ballet, Kathak, modern, Bharatanatyam and contemporary.
Dance Source Houston’s five current Artists In Residence (AIR) will present the work they have been developing over the course of the 2016-17 residency term, which has provided the artists with free rehearsal space, professional development workshops, and proposal writing assistance. Program B, to be performed June 16 & 23, will feature new works by AIRs Laura Harrell, Tyesha Lewis, Jennifer Mabus, Felicia Thomas and Heather vonReichbauer.
In addition to a wealth of local artists, ranging from emerging to established, the festival also includes out-of-towners from Austin, Dallas and Brooklyn. “Dance Source Houston is thrilled to showcase so many Houston area choreographers while at the same time creating the opportunity for cultural exchange by including visiting artists. We hope to provide Houston-area dancers and audience members with the ability to further engage with familiar artists and at the same time expose them to more unknown dancemakers,” says DSH Executive Director Mollie Haven Miller.
Barnstorm Dance Fest Schedule:
Program A – June 15 & 17
ARCOS (Austin, TX)
Brother(hood) Dance! (Brooklyn, NY)
Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (Dallas, TX)
Nritya Dance Company
Open Dance Project
Program B – June 16 & 23
Program C – June 22 & 24
AJ Garcia-Rameau (Austin, TX)
Bombshell Dance Project (Plano, TX)
ENZO CELLI | Vivo Ballet
John Beasant III
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company (Austin, TX)
When: June 15-24, 2017
Where: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main Street
Tickets: $20 any one program, $35 any two programs, $50 all three programs. Tickets available at matchouston.org.
More information at dancesourcehouston.org.
About the Barnstorm Dance Fest
Barnstorm Dance Fest, a two-week, showcase style dance festival, will take place in June 15-24, 2017 and will highlight the breadth and quality of contemporary dance in Houston. Featuring 23 different dance artists and companies in three unique programs, it will provide artists with an opportunity to present new work, without the burden of element of self production. The showcase style performances will give Houston’s dance audiences the opportunity to discover new artists to love. In addition to performances, the festival also features workshops, master classes and artist talkbacks with Barnstorm choreographers.
About Dance Source Houston
Dance Source Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating audiences and appreciation for contemporary dance in Houston and beyond. Dance Source Houston publishes The Dance Card – Houston dance event listings and The Dance DiSH online magazine. Dance Source also presents Barnstorm Dance Fest, a two-week showcase style festival. With a membership of over 100 dance companies and independent artists, Dance Source Houston continues to develop programs and opportunities to respond to the needs of the local dance community. These activities are supported in part by a grant from The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, Inc., and The Heimbinder Family Foundation. www.dancesourcehouston.org