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ISHIDA Dance Company Plays with Poetic Narratives in “mutability”

ISHIDA Dance Company Plays with Poetic Narratives in “mutability”

Dance is no stranger to the eternal ritual of change. Since its launch in 2019, ISHIDA Dance Company has become a shining example of change in the dance world, and the face of new dance in Texas. What makes ISHIDA standout is how the company takes transformation to heart by offering productions that highlight different […]

Barnstorm Presents Dance From Beyond the City Limits

Barnstorm Presents Dance From Beyond the City Limits

Barnstorm Presents Dance From Beyond the City LimitsHouston’s Dance Festival Draws Out-of-Town Artists Houston dance enthusiasts look to the annual Barnstorm Dance Fest to see the current mainstays and up-and-comers of the city’s community of movers. This year’s festival, May 28 through June 1, will be no different. For this preview however, we wanted to […]

Three New Dance Artists Step Out of Residency, and into the (Barn)Storm

Three New Dance Artists Step Out of Residency, and into the (Barn)Storm

When Lauren Serrano moved to the Houston area to pursue an MFA from Sam Houston State University, the city and its arts scene were shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of her early Houston dance experience was through the lens of a community navigating new dancemaking and dance presenting processes while balancing social distancing protocols. […]

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Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University and Open Dance Project present “Red Landscape: Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas”

Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University and Open Dance Project present “Red Landscape: Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas”

For Immediate ReleaseCONTACTS Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University Erin Rolfs, Director of Marketing & Communicatio| erin.rolfs@rice.edu | 713-348-4115Open Dance Project Elissa Turner, Interim Managing Director | elissa@opendanceproject.org | 281-678-2306 Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University and Open Dance Project presentRed Landscape: Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas 1912-1918 [HOUSTON, Texas, April 25] —The […]

Houston Contemporary Dance Company Presents Silver Celebration

Houston Contemporary Dance Company Presents Silver Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marlana Doyle, (713) 804-6646 ext 3, marlana@houstoncontemporary.org Houston Contemporary Dance Company Presents SILVER CELEBRATION  JUNE 28TH, 2024 8:30PM PERFORMANCERESERVED TICKETS FOR FREE  MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE 6000 HERMAN PARK DRIVE HOUSTON, TX 77006 (713)-804-6646  Houston, TX – Houston Contemporary Dance Company presents Silver Celebration in honor of our 5th Season milestone, with a guest performance by our second […]

Aimed Dance Summer Fest Takes on 4th Annual Dance Festival

Aimed Dance Summer Fest Takes on 4th Annual Dance Festival

Beaumont, Texas – Aimed Dance, along with producing partner Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance, is thrilled to announce Summer Fest 2024 bringing performers, dance makers, and audiences together for three weeks of concerts and two weeks of classes in one summer celebration of contemporary dance July 8 – 27 on the LU campus. […]

Reviews

Jasmine Hearn Dances Generational History in Memory Fleet

Jasmine Hearn Dances Generational History in Memory Fleet

I have been thinking a lot about personal history lately. I have been interested, not so much in genealogy, but the architecture that goes deeper than bone, the family myths that make everyday life extraordinary. When you live in the same community your entire life, you understand that the past, present, and future often exist […]

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 […]

Highlights

A Student-Centric, Holistic Approach to Dance Pedagogy

A Student-Centric, Holistic Approach to Dance Pedagogy

Frame Dance is gearing up to offer two unique, separate but related, professional development opportunities for dance educators and classroom teachers in June 2024. This program, a brand-new offering by Frame Dance, will be based on an impactful and innovative curriculum and pedagogy developed by founder Lydia Hance, and dance educator Ashley Horn. Centered around […]

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 […]

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