Nichelle Suzanne Strzepek

Nichelle Suzanne is a web and social media specialist for Rice University and the founder of DanceAdvantage.net. For 10 years, she has covered dance in Houston and beyond for publications such as the Dance Dish, Arts+Culture Texas, CultureMap, and the NYC Rockettes blog at Rockettes.com.

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NobleMotion Dance Joyfully Returns Live and In Person

NobleMotion Dance Joyfully Returns Live and In Person

“This year has felt more theatrical than anything I could put on stage,” says Andy Noble, co-director of NobleMotion Dance.  His lively descriptions of We Interrupt this Program, the latest collaboration with wife and fellow co-director Dionne Sparkman Noble, belie his statement. Straight-faced dancers spaced equidistantly in a bizarre line dance gives way to a […]

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Friendswood Contemporary Ballet Kicks Off the Holiday Season Outside Houston’s Loop

Friendswood Contemporary Ballet Kicks Off the Holiday Season Outside Houston’s Loop

Dozens of communities compose the Greater Houston area. Small to mid-sized cities unto themselves, these areas will soon begin to line their streets with twinkling lights and greenery; a signal that the holiday season is upon us.  About halfway to Galveston in the southeast city of Friendswood, Friendswood Contemporary Ballet (FCB) is preparing to usher […]

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Dance Gallery Festival’s Eleven Course Texas Experience

Dance Gallery Festival’s Eleven Course Texas Experience

After marking its 13th year in New York City just last weekend, the Dance Gallery Festival (DGF), made its annual leap to Texas, celebrating its tenth year at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville on Oct. 4 and 5. Held at the hilltop James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, the sold-out Friday evening […]

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Bee Aware: Psophonia Dance and AURA Invite You Into the Colony

Bee Aware: Psophonia Dance and AURA Invite You Into the Colony

Psophonia Dance Company and AURA Contemporary Ensemble are prepared to immerse you in the secret lives of honeybees as their dancers and musicians present their fourth collaboration, Colony, on Oct. 10, 11 and 12 at The MATCH. Though one third of the food we consume each day relies primarily on pollination by bees, their population […]

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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 […]

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Treat Yourself to Houston’s Dance Salad Festival This Easter Weekend

Treat Yourself to Houston’s Dance Salad Festival This Easter Weekend

On Easter weekend, arts-lovers in Houston may hunt for colorful eggs or a great buffet, but they never need to hunt for dance. Dance Salad Festival has been the place to find world-class dance for 22 years in this city. Drawing visitors from near and far, the dance companies, choreographers and performers presented come from […]

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Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s

Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s

For a portion of the audience at The Pilot on Navigation (formerly Frenetic Theatre), myself included, Youth of a Nation: A Dance Retrospective of the 90s is a chance to relive the past a little. Music before and during the production brings on waves of nostalgia and the costumes are amusingly pinched from the wardrobe of […]

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Dance of Asian America Promises A Splendid Evening of Chinese Dance For Its 11th Year

Dance of Asian America Promises A Splendid Evening of Chinese Dance For Its 11th Year

October in Houston is just right for just about anything al fresco, including performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. This month Dance of Asian America (DAA) will present its 11th Annual Splendid China, an exploration of Chinese culture through authentic and contemporary Chinese dance, at the outdoor venue. Over its two performances, Splendid […]

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Looking Back at Honored Guests Implies a Bright Future for METdance

Looking Back at Honored Guests Implies a Bright Future for METdance

20 years ago, what’s now known as a hashtag was still just the pound sign on your cell phone. That is, if you even owned a cell phone 20 years ago. Last evening at Honored Guests, the 4th celebratory program of METdance company’s 20th anniversary season, audience members were encouraged to use their cell phones […]

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One-Night Assemblé of Light, Live Music, and Dancing

One-Night Assemblé of Light, Live Music, and Dancing

METdance and Apollo Chamber Players Mix Mediums By Nichelle Suzanne Collaboration between artists is derived by a certain alchemy – part methodical exploration and part magic. On April 10, Houston’s METdance  venture a little experimental magic of their own when they come together for An Evening With Apollo Chamber Players. As the two Houston ensembles […]

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