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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 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 […]

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Karen Stokes Dance Premieres Mapping & Glaciers

Karen Stokes Dance Premieres Mapping & Glaciers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 202 CONTACT: Toni Valle Phone:  713-409-2838 Email:  toni@karenstokesdance.org Karen Stokes Dance premieres Mapping & Glaciers Midtown Arts Theater Center Houston HOUSTON, TX: Karen Stokes Dance premieres the evening length project “Mapping & Glaciers” September 17-25, 2022, at the Midtown Arts Theatre Complex Houston (MATCH). “Mapping & Glaciers,” reflects on changing […]

PDC Works Presents Take Root

PDC Works Presents Take Root

For Immediate Release                                                        Contact: Sophia Torrespsophonia@gmail.com   PDC WORKS presents TAKE ROOTa view underneath the forest floor through live music & dance University of Houston Gerald D. Hines Architecture BuildingThursday, August 25 @ 6:30pmFriday, August 26 @ 6:30pmSaturday, August 27 @ 7:30pmTickets:  Free Event (Houston, TX) PDC Works presents Take Root an evening-length, multidisciplinary performance […]

NobleMotion Dance Performs Escape Velocity

NobleMotion Dance Performs Escape Velocity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 21, 2022  Contact: Andy Noble Co-Artistic Director, NobleMotion Dance Tel: 832-627-9664 E-mail: andy@noblemotiondance.com Website: www.noblemotiondance.com   NobleMotion Dance performs Escape Velocity   at Glade Arts Foundation  Woodlands, TEXAS – NobleMotion Dance performs Escape Velocity: Dance, Design, A.I., an immersive evening of daring jungle gym choreography that premieres at the Glade Arts Foundation in the Woodlands, TX August 12-14. NobleMotion […]

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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