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Years in the Making: Charting the Return of Karen Stokes Dance

Years in the Making: Charting the Return of Karen Stokes Dance

It’s not unusual for Karen Stokes to take her time developing an evening-length work for her company Karen Stokes Dance (KSD). The director of the dance program at University of Houston as well as an established dance artist, Stokes often begins with shorter pieces or one-acts that expand to a long-form presentation over a period […]

Collaboration Branches Out in PDC Works’ Take Root

Collaboration Branches Out in PDC Works’ Take Root

I had the incredible fortune to have danced for Sophia Torres, artistic director of PDC Works, when the company still went by Psophonia. The work pushed me – emotionally and physically – to adopt different perspectives, including that of a tree in Phantasia 2007. We moved microscopically, miming the growth and intertwining of tree roots […]

Tandem Summer Performances by NobleMotion Dance

Tandem Summer Performances by NobleMotion Dance

Hot on the heels of a successful summer intensive close to home and an immersive performance workshop in Italy, NobleMotion Dance will engage faithful fans and undoubtedly some fresh faces during two back-to-back weekends of dance in August. While epic spectacle is certainly within the NobleMotion wheelhouse, the company’s artistic directors Andy and Dionne Noble […]

Dance News

Dance Source Houston Presents Mind The Gap XXII

Dance Source Houston Presents Mind The Gap XXII

Contact: Mollie Haven Miller Executive Director Dance Source Houston 713.224.3262 mollie@dancesourcehouston.org Dance Source Houston Presents Mind The Gap XXII HOUSTON, TX September 22, 2022 – Dance Source Houston (DSH) will present the 22nd edition of Mind The Gap, a showcase series featuring danceworks by local choreographers, on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 7:30pm at Midtown […]

Dance Source Houston Announces 2022-23 Artists In Residence

Dance Source Houston Announces 2022-23 Artists In Residence

Contact:Mollie Haven Miller, Executive Directormollie@dancesourcehouston.org713.224.3262www.dancesourcehouston.org HOUSTON, TX, September 20, 2022 – Dance Source Houston (DSH) is pleased to announce the dancemakers selected for the 2022-23 Artist In Residence (AIR) program cohort. This season’s AIRs include local choreographers Keeley Dunnam, Loren Holmes, and Tempest McLendon.  With a roster of more than 25 past participants, Dance Source […]

Performing Arts Houston Presents Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Performing Arts Houston Presents Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Performing Arts Houston Presents Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Cloud Gate begins their newest North American tour in Houston on October 1, featuring CHENG Tsung-lung’s immersive 13 Tongues. (Houston) – Performing Arts Houston, in partnership with Asia Society Texas, presents the first performance of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s newest North American tour, […]

Reviews

The Fairytale Project Gives Texas History a New Rhythm at Discovery Green

The Fairytale Project Gives Texas History a New Rhythm at Discovery Green

The power of Stacey Allen, the founder of Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective, is her ability to merge African American-Texas history, pedagogy, Diasporic African concepts and culture, with her extensive contemporary and African dance training. She does so expertly with her latest work, The Fairytale Project,  a multi-disciplinary dance theater piece for children that reimagines the […]

LINEAR/FUNCTION: A Dynamic Gift from Crump and Collymore

LINEAR/FUNCTION: A Dynamic Gift from Crump and Collymore

On June 25th and 26th at Sanman Studios, artistic directors Kayla Collymore and Donna Crump premiered the second installation of LINEAR/FUNCTION: BORDERLESS, a live immersive, multi-disciplinary experience including dance, film, photography, and audience participation. Collymore and Crump described LINEAR/FUNCTION as exploring the concept of bringing more balance to a world dominated by masculine energy via […]

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 […]

Highlights

Steps for Dancing Connects With Houston Through Dolly Goyal’s Energy and Experience

Steps for Dancing Connects With Houston Through Dolly Goyal’s Energy and Experience

Dolly Goyal, proprietor of Steps for Dancing, embodies Houston’s status as the most diverse city in the United States, a point of pride widely cited over the last year. Her energy shines through our Zoom call, in which I learn about her years of international experience. She clearly conveys her passion not only for dancing […]

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