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Mind The Gap Artists Ask Audiences To Reflect

Mind The Gap Artists Ask Audiences To Reflect

Dance Source Houston’s (DSH) Mind The Gap series returns to Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) for the program’s 24th edition on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30pm. The evening includes 6 original works by local dancemakers, including Mackenzie Bingham, Mimi diLuna, Dolly Goyal (Steps for Dancing), Ashley Horn (The Pilot Dance Project), Saliya Ilankoon […]

Nao Kusuzaki Helms World Premiere of Genji

Nao Kusuzaki Helms World Premiere of Genji

Speaking with the eloquent and worldly Nao Kusuzaki about her new ballet, Genji, it occurred to me that I had experienced this quiet, yet, charged presence before. As our conversation progressed, I remembered that I had written about Kusuzaki’s performance in Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly more than a decade ago.  As a young dance writer, […]

Group Acorde Presents “adaptar: stories of adaptation”

Group Acorde Presents “adaptar: stories of adaptation”

The first time I saw Group Acorde, I was taken by the simple decision to have musicians and dancers on stage together, both facing the audience as they performed. This may not seem out of the norm, but it actually is. Usually, musicians are hidden away in an orchestra pit while they provide music for […]

Dance News

Wild She Dances Presents MILL: An Immersive Performance

Wild She Dances Presents MILL: An Immersive Performance

For Immediate ReleaseMEDIA CONTACTWild She Dances | Bethany Logan, Artistic Directorwildshedances@gmail.com | 937-681-6968 Wild She DancesPresentsMILL: An Immersive Performance WHEN: April 29th – 1:00 & 5:00pmApril 30th – 2:00pmWHERE: The Silo, 421 Schweikhardt Street Houston, TX 77020 (HOUSTON, Texas, March 22, 2023) — Wild She Dances presents MILL: An Immersive Performance at The Silo in Houston’s Fifth Ward. An […]

LAUNCH by Vitacca Ballet

LAUNCH by Vitacca Ballet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: SHAUNA TYSORPR@VITACCADANCE.COM LAUNCH BY VITACCA BALLET THE COMPANY’S DEBUT FULL LENGTH PRODUCTION IN HOUSTON World Premiere Choreography by Garrett Smith HOUSTON, TEXAS [March 18, 2023]: Vitacca Ballet Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca announces LAUNCH April 20-21, 2023 at 7:30 PM at MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center (3400 Main St, […]

Open Dance Project Presents 1968

Open Dance Project Presents 1968

For Immediate ReleaseMEDIA CONTACTSOpen Dance Project | Robin Anderson, Managing Directorrobin@opendanceproject.org | 832-962-8982 Open Dance Project and lead commissionerCynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houstonpresent1968- The Whole World is Watching (HOUSTON, Texas, March 11, 2023) — Open Dance Project (ODP) with lead commissioning support from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center […]

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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