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Mind The Gap XXVIII Preview

Mind The Gap XXVIII Preview

Dance Source Houston (DSH) will present the 28th edition of the Mind The Gap series at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30pm. The evening’s roster includes local choreographers and companies, including Karen Imas, Mars, Preeti Ramakrishnan, Ren Hall, SpaceTribe, and Zinnia Havelka. The hour-long program will feature a […]

Mind The Gap XXVII Preview

Mind The Gap XXVII Preview

Dance Source Houston’s (DSH) Mind The Gap series returns to Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) for the program’s 27th edition on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30pm. The evening includes 6 original works by local dancemakers, including Mark Aguilar, Brittany Nicole Bass, Adam Castañeda, Kyle Rucker, Stacy Skolnik, and Lori Yuill. The program features […]

Black Motherhood Explored in Mother, May I?

Black Motherhood Explored in Mother, May I?

In “Jezebel,” one of Loren Holmes’ early works, an anxious, unnerved woman in black negligee gathers herself in front of a vanity before putting on a red dress and dancing in a flirtatious, suggestive manner to an unknown audience. When she is done, she returns to the vanity. She is disturbed again, appearing to console […]

Dance News

Texas Latino/a/x Contemporary Dance Festival Takes The Stage March 8-10

Texas Latino/a/x Contemporary Dance Festival Takes The Stage March 8-10

Texas Latino/a/x Contemporary Dance Festival Takes The Stage March 8-10The fourth annual festival brings Latinx choreography to The DeLUXE Theater. HOUSTON (February 8, 2024) – The Pilot Dance Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with the mission to empower and transform communities through innovative dance and performing arts experiences, is proud to announce its 4th […]

Sugar Land Civic Arts Division Unveils Black History Month Celebration ‛The Fairytale Project’

Sugar Land Civic Arts Division Unveils Black History Month Celebration ‛The Fairytale Project’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFeb. 5, 2024Contact: Doug Adolph(713) 202-0816www.sugarlandtx.govNEWS RELEASE Sugar Land Civic Arts Division Unveils Black History Month Celebration ‛TheFairytale Project’ – A Historic Dance Performance by Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land Town Center is set to come alive on Feb. 24 from 2-5 p.m., as Stacey Allen, founder and […]

Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective Presents “Nature Around Us” – A Captivating Live Dance Theater Production

Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective Presents “Nature Around Us” – A Captivating Live Dance Theater Production

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Houston, TX] – Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective is proud to announce the upcoming event, Nature Around Us, a live dance theater production set to take place on March 11, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Discovery Green.Featuring a stellar lineup of performers, Nature Around Us promises to be an unforgettable […]

Reviews

Rama Vaidyanathan’s ‘New Dimensions to the Maargam’ presented by Samskriti

Rama Vaidyanathan’s ‘New Dimensions to the Maargam’ presented by Samskriti

The Maargam in the south Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam has always held a fascination for me. Conceived as a format for the traditional solo recital, the Maargam represents the idea of an emotional, spiritual journey undertaken by a dancer through her repertoire, on which, if the performer is sufficiently skilled, the audience is […]

When Dancing Takes on Politics in POP DEMO

When Dancing Takes on Politics in POP DEMO

6 Degrees Artistic Director Toni Leago Valle explores the three-ring circus that is contemporary politics in her latest show, POP DEMO, which runs through September 23 at the MATCH (3400 Main Street). The show’s characters are rendered as political cartoons who inhabit a 1920s-style speakeasy; Travis Prokop as Monsieur Ballista preening at the entrance reinforces […]

The Most Non-traditional Review: An Experiment by Ashley Horn & Lydia Hance

The Most Non-traditional Review: An Experiment by Ashley Horn & Lydia Hance

This is a story about the most surreal experience I’ve ever had. It may read like a novel by Haruki Murakami or like some modern Alice in Wonderland in which Alice is 33 years old and drives a Subaru. But this story isn’t fiction. It happened to me on Friday, August 18th at Frame Dance. […]

High Powered Play: NobleMotion Dance Enters Their 15th Season with PowerPlay

High Powered Play: NobleMotion Dance Enters Their 15th Season with PowerPlay

Fifteen years ago, I was sitting in the audience of the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, scribbling notes in the dark as I watched Program B of that year’s Big Range Dance Festival. My review of that evening was one of my earliest dance writings for Dance Source Houston. All these years later, I found myself again […]

Location, Location, Location: Reflections on the Pilot Dance Project’s The Delicate Space

Location, Location, Location: Reflections on the Pilot Dance Project’s The Delicate Space

I. Physical Site The Delicate Space took place in the yard of a house in north Houston, just inside the Loop. It is the home where Adam Castañeda, the artistic director of the Pilot Dance Project, grew up. This knowledge immediately lends weight to the production. Words like “childhood home” have emotional content that can […]

Highlights

University of Houston Department of Dance Welcomes New Leadership: Teresa Chapman Steps into Dream Job

University of Houston Department of Dance Welcomes New Leadership: Teresa Chapman Steps into Dream Job

In 2005 when Teresa Chapman was concluding an impressive performance contract with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Tacoma Park, Maryland, she was invited to interview for a dance faculty position at the University of Houston. She walked into the office of the Director of the School of Theater, and a student was asleep on […]

Artist Highlight: Isabella Vik

Artist Highlight: Isabella Vik

Isabella Vik is full of contrast–inviting and dark, eager and defiant, rooted and free. There is no separating the artist from the art. To witness Vik’s work is to witness her. To meet her is to know you’re in the presence of a maker.   Working in the intersection of dance and performance art, Vik […]

Dr. Lindsay Gary Connects Places of Home in Space Taking Residency

Dr. Lindsay Gary Connects Places of Home in Space Taking Residency

Dr. Lindsay Gary, founder and artistic and executive director of Dance Afrikana, started her company with the simple objective of protecting the work of her fellow dancers. “We were not being advocated for,” she says, recalling her early years as a backup dancer for Afrobeats and Afro-Caribbean music acts. “There were situations where we weren’t […]

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