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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

The World Premiere of Afsaneh Aayani’s Innominate 

The World Premiere of Afsaneh Aayani’s Innominate 

May 5, 2022  For immediate release  Contact: Karina Pal Montaño-Bowers  Marketing and Communications Director  Karina.PMB@catastrophictheatre.com 713-522-2723  The World Premiere of Afsaneh Aayani’s Innominate  Runs May 27 through June 19 at MATCH New Work Explores Love, Loss, Belonging, Identity, and the Complexities of Immigration  (Houston, TX) Innominate is an experimental, devised, dance-theater performance created, directed, and […]

The Fairytale Project” Debuts at Discovery Green®

The Fairytale Project” Debuts at Discovery Green®

**MEDIA ALERT** MEDIA CONTACTSHeirloom InteractiveShannon Waiter / shannon@heirloominteractive.com / 832-289-1453 Meghan Bentley/ meghan@heirloominteractive.com / 713-824-1428 “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” an historically inspired tale of a young […]

Group Acorde, performs two nights at Archway Gallery during PrintHouston 2022

Group Acorde, performs two nights at Archway Gallery during PrintHouston 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Media Contact:  Roberta Paixao Cortes  | (281)8273091 | groupacorde@gmail.com | www.groupacorde.org  Houston’s collaborative dance and live music performance company Group Acorde, performs two nights at Archway Gallery during PrintHouston 2022 Houston, TX, May 18th, 2022-Group Acorde’s signature collaborative work between contemporary dance and […]

Reviews

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 […]

The Hour is Coming, and It is Now: Adam Castaneda’s Lazarus in the Promised Land

The Hour is Coming, and It is Now: Adam Castaneda’s Lazarus in the Promised Land

On November 6 and 7, 2021 at The Storyhive, Adam Castaneda premiered Lazarus in the Promised Land, a brand-new, evening length work exploring the story of Castaneda’s paternal grandparents, Lazaro and Adelina, who, upon migrating in Houston from Mexico in the 1950s, became Jehovah’s Witnesses, raising their children and grandchildren in accordance with the denomination’s […]

Chapman Dance Provides a Welcome Sanctuary

Chapman Dance Provides a Welcome Sanctuary

Standing in line at the MATCH box office; sliding into a stranger-adjacent seat while sending a wave to an acquaintance on the opposite side of the intimate theater; noting the hush as house lights dim; joining the eruption of applause for our host issuing welcomes and reminders — dancegoing is vaguely familiar. Even if we […]

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