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Friendswood Contemporary Ballet Kicks Off the Holiday Season Outside Houston’s Loop

Friendswood Contemporary Ballet Kicks Off the Holiday Season Outside Houston’s Loop

Dozens of communities compose the Greater Houston area. Small to mid-sized cities unto themselves, these areas will soon begin to line their streets with twinkling lights and greenery; a signal that the holiday season is upon us.  About halfway to Galveston in the southeast city of Friendswood, Friendswood Contemporary Ballet (FCB) is preparing to usher […]

Bee Aware: Psophonia Dance and AURA Invite You Into the Colony

Bee Aware: Psophonia Dance and AURA Invite You Into the Colony

Psophonia Dance Company and AURA Contemporary Ensemble are prepared to immerse you in the secret lives of honeybees as their dancers and musicians present their fourth collaboration, Colony, on Oct. 10, 11 and 12 at The MATCH. Though one third of the food we consume each day relies primarily on pollination by bees, their population […]

NobleMotion Dance Makes a Splash with Man Overboard!

NobleMotion Dance Makes a Splash with Man Overboard!

Entering its eleventh season of entertaining audiences in Houston, NobleMotion Dance will present two new works and two favorites in Man Overboard! The company deploys its characteristic blend of technological innovation and rigorous live performance to comment on circumstances that have long afflicted human life, including questions regarding power, control, autonomy, and perseverance. Through Prometheus, […]

Dance News

Group Acorde, premieres Representation of Form at MATCH Gallery in January 2019

Group Acorde, premieres Representation of Form at MATCH Gallery in January 2019

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, premieres Representation of Form at MATCH Gallery in January 2019 Houston, TX, November 4th, 2019-Group Acorde premieres “Representation of Form”. Group Acorde […]

Dance Source Houston Announces 2019-2020 Artists In Residence

Dance Source Houston Announces 2019-2020 Artists In Residence

Contact:Mollie Haven Miller, Executive Directormollie@dancesourcehouston.org713.224.3262www.dancesourcehouston.org HOUSTON, TX, September 27, 2018. Dance Source Houston is excited to announce the three dancemakers selected for its 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program – Joel Aguilera, Roberta Paixão Cortes, and Rivkah French.  Now in its sixth year, the AIR program provides artists with space, resources, and one on one support. Through […]

Turn it On! Turn it Up!

Turn it On! Turn it Up!

PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate Release  Media Contact:  Susie Hairston  832-722-0810  shairsmom@gmail.com  CITY DANCE PRESENTS: Turn it On! Turn it Up! a preview of Houston City Dance’s 2020 season featuring sultry pieces from their upcoming Valentine’s Day show and sneak-peaks of all new works from their spring show celebrating Stax Records. The show is choreographed by […]

Reviews

Dance Gallery Festival’s Eleven Course Texas Experience

Dance Gallery Festival’s Eleven Course Texas Experience

After marking its 13th year in New York City just last weekend, the Dance Gallery Festival (DGF), made its annual leap to Texas, celebrating its tenth year at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville on Oct. 4 and 5. Held at the hilltop James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, the sold-out Friday evening […]

Ashley Horn’s The Long Stay—The Pilot Dance Project

Ashley Horn’s The Long Stay—The Pilot Dance Project

The Pilot Dance Project began its new season of projects by various choreographers with a site specific performance created by Ashley Horn. The Long Stay took place across three floors and several rooms in the distinguished downtown edifice known as the Hotel Icon. There were five performances across one Saturday afternoon, start times between 1:00pm […]

Closing the Loop: Jefferson Pinder’s Fire and Movement

Closing the Loop: Jefferson Pinder’s Fire and Movement

I first met Ashley DeHoyos, Assistant Curator for DiverseWorks, Jefferson Pinder, the director of Fire and Movement, and Joseph Lefthand, who led drill instruction for the performers, on a balmy summer day in midtown Houston at a coffee house that was once a gas station. It seemed the perfect location to discuss with the Fire […]

Gentle/Men – John Beasant and Dancers

Gentle/Men – John Beasant and Dancers

The notion of men dancing is often met with mixed reactions, not equally positive and negative. In too many cases, a presumption of homosexuality is made—and indeed, there is a history of prominent gay male dancers. Many male dancers report the awkwardness of often being the only male in a dance class, or at least […]

Delving Into History In Order To Move Forward

Delving Into History In Order To Move Forward

Delving Into History In Order To Move Forward: the unnamed three’s Hatch, and Brother(hood) Dance’s HAWA (The Ride), in collaboration with the Pilot Dance Project I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.—Bell Hooks If I didn’t define myself for myself, […]

Bodies of Light – A Review

Bodies of Light – A Review

I’d watched the construction of Nestor Topchy’s inner Loop art compound, Facebook post by Facebook post, but had not visited until the April 13th performance of  Bodies of Light, choreographed by Rebecca French. Few venues would have been as well suited as the Glass Crescent, one of the performance spaces on the property. I sat […]

“I Don’t Know Who This Is For”: In the loosening grip, jhon r. stronks explores gender performance

“I Don’t Know Who This Is For”: In the loosening grip, jhon r. stronks explores gender performance

As a biracial, queer, nonbinary writer and artist, I always ask a person upon first introduction what pronouns they use. Although I’d met dancer/choreographer jhon r. stronks before, we’d never spoken at any length in person. Over email I asked Stronks what pronouns to use in this review (among other questions), but to this question, […]

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