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Dance Artists Shaun Keylock, Kayla Collymore, Ayan Felix, and Andrea Minotti Present Community-Based Work at Barnstorm Dance Fest

Dance Artists Shaun Keylock, Kayla Collymore, Ayan Felix, and Andrea Minotti Present Community-Based Work at Barnstorm Dance Fest

Dance Source Houston will be bringing back its Barnstorm Dance Fest 2022, featuring dance makers from Houston and the larger United States from June 6-12 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH). The festival includes four programs, three featuring live performance and one offering a dance on film format. This year’s programs were curated […]

This Year’s Barnstorm Dance Fest Returns Home to Offer Hope

This Year’s Barnstorm Dance Fest Returns Home to Offer Hope

Spring is traditionally the season of rebirth, but this summer Dance Source Houston’s Barnstorm Dance Fest blooms back to life. Reflecting that springtime abundance are this year’s Artists-In-Residence: Kemi OG (she/her), Kirstin Grbic (she/her), and Jakari Sherman (he/him). Each of them have been working hard with DSH to create new pieces that represent an assortment […]

Nora Alami and Jadd Tank Invite Audiences into 3rd Body

Nora Alami and Jadd Tank Invite Audiences into 3rd Body

If you’re a Millennial of a certain age, the wellspring of imagination, creativity, and big-kid emotions probably has as one of its many sources the cultural phenomenon that was the Disney Renaissance. For a decade, the famed animation studio produced animated musicals of fairy tales, myths, and literary works that enchanted a generation of kids […]

Dance News

Queer Fringe Houston Premiers After Two-Year Delay

Queer Fringe Houston Premiers After Two-Year Delay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Queer Fringe Houston Premiers After Two-Year Delay The Pilot Dance Project presents a new community-focused program celebrating queer performance art of all disciplines! HOUSTON (June 20, 2022) – The Pilot Dance Project presents an all-new festival dedicated to celebrating the voices of Houston’s LGBTQIA+ performing artists: Queer Fringe Houston! Originally set to […]

The Fairytale Project Debuts at Discovery Green®

The Fairytale Project Debuts at Discovery Green®

MEDIA CONTACTSShannon Waiter / shannon@heirloominteractive.com / 832-289-1453 Meghan Bentley/ meghan@heirloominteractive.com / 713-824-1428 Iman Eli (346) 289 – 9966 iman@theeligroup.co “The Fairytale Project” Debuts at Discovery Green® An historically inspired dance interpretation of a modern-day African American family WHAT: Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective, founded by dance artist and educator Stacey Allen presents “The Fairytale Project.” “The Fairytale Project” […]

Kayla Collymore and Donna Crump Presents Linear/Function: Borderless

Kayla Collymore and Donna Crump Presents Linear/Function: Borderless

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2022: Houston, TX.,— Artistic directors, Kayla Collymore and Donna Crump will premiere the second installation of LINEAR/FUNCTION: BORDERLESS, a live immersive, multi-disciplinary experience including dance, film, photography, and audience participation at Sanman Studios on Saturday, June 25th at 7:30pm and Sunday,  June 26th at 3:30pm. Following the success of their […]

Reviews

Silambam Showcases the Diversity of Classical Indian Dance through the Cosmos

Silambam Showcases the Diversity of Classical Indian Dance through the Cosmos

The more I write about dance, and think about dance, the more I realize how much dance has always been present in major moments of my life, even forms that are outside of my own practice. Eleven years ago I spent five-and-a-half months backpacking through India, attempting to read, journal, and experience my way into […]

Take a Ride with Open Dance Project’s Bonnie & Clyde

Take a Ride with Open Dance Project’s Bonnie & Clyde

Take a Ride with Open Dance Project’s Bonnie & Clyde Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, May 27-June 4 I’ll state up front that if anyone else in Houston was putting on a dance theater production about Bonnie and Clyde, I doubt that I would have given it a second glance. My interest in […]

Kyle Abraham Goes Untitled in Exploration of Black Love

Kyle Abraham Goes Untitled in Exploration of Black Love

Listening to the music of D’Angelo is a kind of sensual, indulgent experience that is rooted in the pleasure of being in one’s own body. The crooner’s voice is rich in texture, and sultry in pitch, fully realizing the seductiveness of masculinity while recognizing its potential for softness and comfort.  D’Angelo’s music is also a […]

Houston Contemporary Dance Company Lets Their Hair Down

Houston Contemporary Dance Company Lets Their Hair Down

Houston Contemporary Dance Company (HCDC) is in its third season. Do the math and you’ll likely deduce that this professional dance ensemble has experienced kind of a rocky start. Fortunately, under the artistic and executive direction of Marlana Doyle, a proven leader in the Houston dance community, the company overcame the obstacles of 2020 and […]

From Hardship to Hope

From Hardship to Hope

A Story, A Song, and a Dance at Asia Society Texas Center, March 26, 2022 Concept and Choreography by Rathna Kumar Storytelling by Jean Donatto Flamenco by singer Irma La Paloma and guitarist Jeremy Garcia Indian music by violinist Abhishek Balakrishnan and percussionist Naga Srinidhi Indian Classical Dance by Rathna Kumar, Venugopal Josyula, and the Anjali Dance Company Artists of all […]

Ishida Dance Company Makes a Promising Debut in Houston with you could release me

Ishida Dance Company Makes a Promising Debut in Houston with you could release me

After two thwarted-by-COVID attempts in two years, Austin-based Ishida Dance Company finally made its Houston debut this weekend at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), bringing a quartet of dance premieres to the intimate venue with their program, you could release me. Ishida Dance, launched in 2019 by California native Brett Ishida, is a […]

The Start of an Epoch 

The Start of an Epoch 

Choreographer Brittany Bass’ evening of dance, EPOCH, was presented by the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center on December 18th, 2021 to an enthusiastic and engaged audience. Subtitled “an evening of dance, film, and conversation,” Bass hosted the evening herself and seasoned each piece with warm and honest commentary.   The audience sat on three sides of the […]

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