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Fresh Fruit and Murder – Bones and Memory Dance Takes a Whack at the Lizzie Borden Story

Fresh Fruit and Murder – Bones and Memory Dance Takes a Whack at the Lizzie Borden Story

Heather VonReichbauer, through Bones and Memory Dance, has been building a body of work that explores the macabre and unsettling. Her previous full-length evening shows include Dark Waters (2017), an exploration of Appalachian murder ballads, and Madness, Memories, and Woe (2018) which delved into the life and literature of Edgar Allan Poe. Just before the […]

Moroccan Dance Live! Presented by Kristina Koutsoudas at Houston Fringe Festival

Moroccan Dance Live! Presented by Kristina Koutsoudas at Houston Fringe Festival

On November 3rd, Houston-based dancer/choreographer/teacher Kristina Koutsoudas and company will present an evening-length program of contemporary and traditional indigenous Moroccan dance. In a wide-ranging conversation spanning diverse topics, Kristina shed light on her journey as a dancer and choreographer, her inspiration and process in creating this work, and the history of Middle Eastern dance at […]

Peter Chu’s chuthis. and Houston Contemporary Dance Company Merge in Liminal Traces

Peter Chu’s chuthis. and Houston Contemporary Dance Company Merge in Liminal Traces

This weekend at Asia Society Texas Oct. 22-23, Houston Contemporary Dance Company (HCDC) and project-based dance company chuthis. merge to present Liminal Traces. The evening of dance will feature the work of chuthis. artistic director and choreographer Peter Chu, an artist who frequently occupies the interstitial spaces of contemporary dance. In his career, Chu has […]

Dance News

Garage Arts Project Presents Bridges ’22

Garage Arts Project Presents Bridges ’22

 Garage Arts Project all set to host Bridges ‘22 — their flagship collaboration festival Bridges is a performing arts festival that brings together curated collaborations and cross-genre performances by Texas based artists. Houston, Oct. 28, 2022: Garage Arts Project (GAP) is all set to host its flagship event, Bridges Collaboration Festival on November 6th at […]

Vitacca Ballet Announces 2022/23 Season

Vitacca Ballet Announces 2022/23 Season

VITACCA BALLET ANNOUNCES 2022/23 SEASON CHOREOGRAPHERS, COMPANY, AND PROGRAMMING Works by Garrett Smith, Autumn Eckman, Madison Hicks, Tina Kay Bohnstedt    HOUSTON, TEXAS [October 28, 2022]: Vitacca Ballet Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca announces the 2022-2023 Season choreographers, company, and programming. Vitacca Ballet will work with internationally renowned choreographers Madison Hicks,  Garrett Smith,  Tina Kay Bohnstedt, Autumn Eckman to create world premiere works […]

Ambassador Outlook – October 2022

Ambassador Outlook – October 2022

Dance Source Houston will be sharing a series of informal interviews with the 2022-23 Dance Ambassadors Mimi DiLuna, Diedre Graham, Bethany Logan and Isabella Vik over the next few months to keep the community connected to their time in the program and to give cohort an opportunity to share out. The DSH team asked the […]

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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