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Mezclada Answers “All of the Above” in the Company’s First Evening-Length

Mezclada Answers “All of the Above” in the Company’s First Evening-Length

The spirit of Houston, TX is in Mezclada Dance Company. Personality, confidence, warmth, and style draws you in and makes you feel welcomed by this ensemble of artists. Donned in colorful costumes, it’s as if they’re welcoming you to the party, and you’re about to have a really good time. “The diversity within our city […]

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 […]

Dance News

Dance Source Houston Presents Mind The Gap XXIII

Dance Source Houston Presents Mind The Gap XXIII

Contact: Mollie Haven Miller Executive Director Dance Source Houston 713.224.3262 mollie@dancesourcehouston.org Dance Source Houston Presents Mind The Gap XXIII HOUSTON, TX February 3, 2023 – Dance Source Houston (DSH) will present the 23rd edition of Mind The Gap, a showcase series featuring danceworks by local choreographers, on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30pm at Midtown Arts […]

Vitacca Ballet Presents Andiamo with The City of Humble

Vitacca Ballet Presents Andiamo with The City of Humble

VITACCA BALLET PRESENTS ANDIAMO WITH THE CITY OF HUMBLE Works by Garrett Smith, Autumn Eckman, Madison Hicks, Tina Kay Bohnstedt  HOUSTON AND HUMBLE, TEXAS [February 1, 2023]: Vitacca Ballet Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca announces ANDIAMO presented in conjunction with the City of Humble on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center […]

Group Acorde Premieres Adaptar: Stories of Adaptation

Group Acorde Premieres Adaptar: Stories of Adaptation

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 adaptar: stories of adaptation at historical The Deluxe Theater on March 9th, 2023 Houston, TX, January 30th, 2023 – Group Acorde presents adaptar: stories of adaptation, an evening of two premiere works of contemporary dance and […]

Reviews

Joel Aguilera Checks “All of the Above” with First Evening-Length Concert

Joel Aguilera Checks “All of the Above” with First Evening-Length Concert

Joel Aguilera is a choreographer who has been gradually making his mark in Houston over the past few seasons. His work has appeared in several high-profile showcases, including Dance Source Houston’s Barnstorm Dance Fest, Dance Houston’s Annual Celebration of Dance, and Dance Source Houston’s Mind the Gap series. I recognized Aguilera’s rising star a few […]

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 […]

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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