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Dance at the J: Celebrating 40 Years of Commitment to Dance in Houston

Dance at the J: Celebrating 40 Years of Commitment to Dance in Houston

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center is a Houston gem presenting world-class dance in an intimate theater. For forty years, the leadership at the ERJCC has presented premier artists like Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Koresh Dance Company, Ohad Naharin, and this year, Ido Tadmor. The ERJCC is dedicated equally to education and the support […]

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A Transcendent Re-Invasion: Mark Morris Dance Group Presents its Kaleidoscopic Interpretation of the Beatles in Pepperland

A Transcendent Re-Invasion: Mark Morris Dance Group Presents its Kaleidoscopic Interpretation of the Beatles in Pepperland

Next weekend, the Beatles will re-invade Houston in the form of Mark Morris Dance Group’s (MMDG) Pepperland. The Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) invites audiences to experience this kaleidoscopic world for two nights, January 30 and 31, 2020, in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center.  Pepperland premiered in 2017 at Liverpool’s Sgt. Pepper […]

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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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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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NobleMotion Dance Makes a Splash with Man Overboard!

NobleMotion Dance Makes a Splash with Man Overboard!

Entering its eleventh season of entertaining audiences in Houston, NobleMotion Dance will present two new works and two favorites in Man Overboard! The company deploys its characteristic blend of technological innovation and rigorous live performance to comment on circumstances that have long afflicted human life, including questions regarding power, control, autonomy, and perseverance. Through Prometheus, […]

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Barnstorm Turns Five: A Celebration of Identities and Dance Forms

Barnstorm Turns Five: A Celebration of Identities and Dance Forms

Summer is an exciting time for dance audiences. With performance season ending for those more traditionally structured companies, summer offers an opportunity for dancers and choreographers to travel and experiment with movement and artists they aren’t able to during other parts of the year. These explorations often make it to the festival circuit, with dance […]

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AIRs Present New Work at Barnstorm Dance Fest

AIRs Present New Work at Barnstorm Dance Fest

Barnstorm Dance Fest, a citywide dance festival presented by Dance Source Houston, will take place June 19-23 at MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Among the twenty companies and choreographers selected to perform are four artists chosen for Dance Source Houston’s Artist-in-Residence program. What makes this residency unique is that DSH particularly selects […]

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Dance Salad Festival Will Again Serve Houston Audiences Distinctive Dance Dishes

Dance Salad Festival Will Again Serve Houston Audiences Distinctive Dance Dishes

Now in its twenty-fourth year in Houston, Dance Salad Festival will again serve audiences a feast of contemporary and classical dance, with at least two US premieres and three world premieres from nationally and internationally-recognized choreographers. I had the privilege to connect with Valentina Marini and Sussanna Leinonen, and our exchanges reflect both an appreciation […]

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Debra Dickinson Presents “Jerome Robbins on Broadway” at ERJCC

Debra Dickinson Presents “Jerome Robbins on Broadway” at ERJCC

Even if one is not a fan of Broadway musicals, the name and legacy of Jerome Robbins is clearly understood, especially as a dancer. I can’t say this with definitive certainty, but I’m sure that everyone with an inclination to move has had, at least at one point in their lives, a fantasy of themselves […]

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METdance Celebrates Unity in ‘Better Together’

METdance Celebrates Unity in ‘Better Together’

METdance’s upcoming production Better Together features a selection of six works that demonstrate the power and strength in unity and how connection is sparked through community and collaboration. The theme of this show is as to the point as the title suggests. “The way the that the world is right now – we are better […]

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