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Seeing the Vortex: NobleMotion Celebrates Ten Years

Seeing the Vortex: NobleMotion Celebrates Ten Years

How is art relevant? This question is ever-present within the arts landscape. People continue to ask how and why the arts are and should remain relevant, especially in an age when competition is fierce and time is limited. However, when a dance company’s mission is to create art that thoughtfully integrates technology, the question is […]

Summer Lovin’: It’s Festival Season

Summer Lovin’: It’s Festival Season

For those who may not know, let me, very quickly, relay to you the beauty that is summertime and the performing arts. Across the nation, theater kids bunk up in remote towns for summer stocks, dance students travel far and wide for intensives, and the country slides into that lovely part of the year that […]

Creating Space for Creative Voices

Creating Space for Creative Voices

As the temperatures begin to rise and Houston prepares for the summertime, there is one event you won’t want to miss if you are looking for one last spring storm, or rather a Barnstorm. In just a few weeks’ time, six unique voices will take Houston’s MATCH theater by storm as Dance Source Houston presents […]

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Houston Ballet Announces Its 2019/2020 Season

Houston Ballet Announces Its 2019/2020 Season

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacalyn Lawton Public Relations Manager JLawton@houstonballet.org Press@houstonballet.org   HOUSTON, TEXAS [February 4, 2019] — Houston Ballet Artistic Director, Stanton Welch AM, announces the company’s 2019/20 season, celebrating 50 years of creativity. The golden anniversary will be reflected in every performance during the season, showcasing Houston Ballet’s signature style for the timeless, iconic and innovative. “It’s […]

DiverseWorks To Present Collective Presence

DiverseWorks To Present Collective Presence

February 21 – April 14, 2019 Gallery @ MATCH3400 Main Street, Houston, TX   (Houston, TX, February 6, 2019) – This spring, DiverseWorks is proud to present Collective Presence, a curatorial initiative led by DiverseWorks Assistant Curator Ashley DeHoyos. Collective Presence is a hub for creative and cultural activity to address topics related to social, political, and environmental issues of […]

Houston Choreographers X6 with Special Guest Uptown Dance Company

Houston Choreographers X6 with Special Guest Uptown Dance Company

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Jan 29, 2019 Contact Maxine Silberstein 713.551.7217 | msilberstein@erjcchouston.org  Houston Choreographers X6 with Special Guest Uptown Dance Company Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents the 39th season of Dance at the J, showcasing prominent choreographers, master teachers, companies and dancers. Dance community outreach, audience expansion and professional […]

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The Dance Gallery Festival/Texas Experience: Offering a Taste of the Trajectory of Contemporary Choreography in New York and Texas

The Dance Gallery Festival/Texas Experience: Offering a Taste of the Trajectory of Contemporary Choreography in New York and Texas

For two nights at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theater at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), audiences partook of ten pieces by ten different artists chosen from over 300 submissions, reflecting a tightly woven network between Huntsville, Texas, and New York City. The duet-heavy show offered a progressive dance dinner to the nearly-full house, […]

Constructing Life Among Art: Karen Stokes Dance Premieres Multi-layered Work at MATCH

Constructing Life Among Art: Karen Stokes Dance Premieres Multi-layered Work at MATCH

Imagine a world so largely consumed by art that people move among masterpieces as mere ants in nature. There is an intimate connection between creative forms of expression, as well as art and our everyday existence that choreographer Karen Stokes explores in her latest work, “Gallery Construction.” By turning stationary creations into an intriguing and […]

Never Again

Never Again

Never Again Reminding us of history so that we need not repeat it The work of choreographer Toni Leago Valle has often dealt with political subjects, particularly issues faced by women. Motherhood in I am Goddess and female body image in Cracked, for example. So when I say with Never Again Valle may have produced […]

The Sky Was Wild With Sunshine

The Sky Was Wild With Sunshine

In the vestibule of Matchbox 2 at Midtown Art & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), Pilot Dance Project dancers Adam Castaneda and Shanon Adame engage in a coy kinetic conversation under a tent of crunchy gold fabric. Over a soundtrack of twinkly tunes, they slink playfully through its backdrop of colorful string arranged in a rainbow […]

Lori Yuill Uses an Urban Garden and Dance to Spark Community

Lori Yuill Uses an Urban Garden and Dance to Spark Community

Sweet potatoes, chili peppers, eggplant. Sweat, dirt. Ants, flies, cicadas (or was that the music?). While these words easily drum up the image of a garden, they are less expected when describing a setting for a dance piece. Pilot Dance Project recently produced a work called Green Zebras choreographed by Lori Yuill. Yuill’s work, inspired […]

Ascend Dance Collective – Ascension

Ascend Dance Collective – Ascension

A few weeks ago I wrote about the work of Elisa De La Rosa, and considered her Tortillas y Lagrimas in the context of a few questions that I’ve been asking myself recently, particularly, what is the focus of a life in dance? I would also extend this conversation to, what makes a successful dance […]

METdance – Deep In The Heart

METdance – Deep In The Heart

METdance has attracted a string of high-profile choreographers over the past decade, in large part to the diligent efforts of Artistic Director Marlana Doyle to broaden the scope of the company, but on April 13 and 14, she unveiled a program dedicated to dance rooted in Texas. METdance was joined by Bruce Wood Dance of […]

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