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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 […]

Dance News

CITY DANCE PRESENTS: Urban Ballet

CITY DANCE PRESENTS: Urban Ballet

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Media Contact: Susie Hairston October 10, 2018. 832-722-0810 shairsmom@gmail.com CITY DANCE PRESENTS: Urban Ballet, a full-length work inspired by the music of 2pac by Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Choreography Fellowship Grant recipient Sherese Campbell, Stephanie Sermas, Elijah Gibson, and emerging artist choreography grant winner Jaimee Vilela Navarrete. Performances: November 15th, […]

Hope Stone Dance Presents “Honey, I’m Home”

Hope Stone Dance Presents “Honey, I’m Home”

Media Contact Amy Pearl Hope Stone, Inc. 713.526.1907 amy@hopestoneinc.org Hope Stone Dance presents Honey, I’m Home Inspired by Havel Ruck Projects’ immersive sculpture Ripple Houston, TX (October 4, 2018) – Hope Stone Dance (HSD) presents Honey, I’m Home, a site-specific performance inspired by Ripple, an immersive sculpture created on the grounds of Cherryhurst House, a bungalow in Montrose, by recent artist in […]

Houston Ballet To Tour Dubai, United Arab Emirates With Swan Lake

Houston Ballet To Tour Dubai, United Arab Emirates With Swan Lake

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacalyn Lawton Public Relations Manager JLawton@houstonballet.org Press@houstonballet.org    WHO: Houston Ballet WHAT: Swan Lake on Tour WHERE: Dubai Opera House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates WHEN: October 24-27, 2018 TICKETS: On Sale Now at DubaiOpera.com MORE: Houston Ballet On Tour PHOTOS: https://bit.ly/2sbmv9e VIDEO: https://bit.ly/2s2yKWn   HOUSTON, TEXAS [October 1, 2018] — Houston Ballet takes its show on the road to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, […]

Reviews

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 […]

Elisa De La Rosa’s Tortillas y Lagrimas

Elisa De La Rosa’s Tortillas y Lagrimas

It’s always with a mix of excitement and curiosity that I go to dance concerts by creators whose work I’m unfamiliar with – excitement for the prospect of experiencing new dance wonders, and curiosity for the work and process. I’ve recently found myself asking, what does it mean to do dance work? Where does the […]

Uptown Dance Company Explores “Hidden Dimensions”

Uptown Dance Company Explores “Hidden Dimensions”

Uptown Dance Company explores “Hidden Dimensions” in an intimate celebration of live music and dance As light slowly encroached on the darkness, a woman dressed in burgundy lay in the middle of the floor, moving as if she were traveling from one dream to the next. It was a simple moment, and yet its impact […]

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