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Dance Artists Shaun Keylock, Kayla Collymore, Ayan Felix, and Andrea Minotti Present Community-Based Work at Barnstorm Dance Fest

Dance Artists Shaun Keylock, Kayla Collymore, Ayan Felix, and Andrea Minotti Present Community-Based Work at Barnstorm Dance Fest

Dance Source Houston will be bringing back its Barnstorm Dance Fest 2022, featuring dance makers from Houston and the larger United States from June 6-12 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH). The festival includes four programs, three featuring live performance and one offering a dance on film format. This year’s programs were curated […]

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This Year’s Barnstorm Dance Fest Returns Home to Offer Hope

This Year’s Barnstorm Dance Fest Returns Home to Offer Hope

Spring is traditionally the season of rebirth, but this summer Dance Source Houston’s Barnstorm Dance Fest blooms back to life. Reflecting that springtime abundance are this year’s Artists-In-Residence: Kemi OG (she/her), Kirstin Grbic (she/her), and Jakari Sherman (he/him). Each of them have been working hard with DSH to create new pieces that represent an assortment […]

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Nora Alami and Jadd Tank Invite Audiences into 3rd Body

Nora Alami and Jadd Tank Invite Audiences into 3rd Body

If you’re a Millennial of a certain age, the wellspring of imagination, creativity, and big-kid emotions probably has as one of its many sources the cultural phenomenon that was the Disney Renaissance. For a decade, the famed animation studio produced animated musicals of fairy tales, myths, and literary works that enchanted a generation of kids […]

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The Body as a Vessel Transitions from Passive Object to Active Process: DIVERSEWORKS presents Marina Magalhães’s WOMB, a project of BODY AS A CROSSROADS

The Body as a Vessel Transitions from Passive Object to Active Process: DIVERSEWORKS presents Marina Magalhães’s WOMB, a project of BODY AS A CROSSROADS

DiverseWorks presents Marina Magalhães’s Womb, a project of Body as a Crossroads on April 21 and 22 at 7 pm at MATCH. Womb lives in the sacred meeting space of dualities that Magalhães and her collaorators Bianca Medina and Tatiana Zamir refer to as “vesseling,” wherein it is possible to conjure spirit through flesh, find […]

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Third Time’s a Charm for Dance Salad’s Twenty-Fifth

Third Time’s a Charm for Dance Salad’s Twenty-Fifth

To say that the past two years have been a cause for reflection is a vast understatement for arts presenters, especially those who have spent years shoring up and solidifying their annual programming. For Dance Salad, Nancy Henderek’s once-a-year gathering of international contemporary dance artists, COVID-19 may very well have marked the end of her […]

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SPA Invites Audience to Improvise, and SW!NG OUT as a Community, Beyond Kitsch and Nostalgia

SPA Invites Audience to Improvise, and SW!NG OUT as a Community, Beyond Kitsch and Nostalgia

On April 9, 2022, Society for the Performing Arts will present SW!NG OUT, directed by acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher, at 7:30 PM at Jones Hall. Conceived by Teicher, alongside their brain trust of collaborators Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, and Macy Sullivan, SW!NG OUT features exciting Lindy Hop choreography and improvisation, live music by […]

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An American Treasure Returns to Houston

An American Treasure Returns to Houston

Ask anyone connected to dance to name their favorite moment from Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, and the answer will be different each time. There is the glorious burst of joy that fills the all-yellow ensemble in “Move, Members, Move,” and there’s the pulsating undulations and theatrical pageantry of “Take Me to the Water.” And then there […]

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Koresh Dance Company Returns to the JCC

Koresh Dance Company Returns to the JCC

When Koresh Dance Company brings La Danse to the Kaplan Theatre at the Evelyn Rubinstein JCC on February 19, choreographer and artistic director Ronen Koresh brings along a personal history with the dance’s inspiration, Henri Matisse’s painting of the same name. “I had a poster of it in my bedroom as a kid,” says Koresh. […]

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On Firmer Footing: Houston Contemporary Dance Company presents Terra Firma in its Return to the (Indoor) Stage

On Firmer Footing: Houston Contemporary Dance Company presents Terra Firma in its Return to the (Indoor) Stage

After nearly two years of navigating a pandemic and managing increased awareness of political tensions and racial violence, we all could benefit from firmer footing. Houston Contemporary Dance Company (HCDC) will take the lead, offering their expression of finding solid ground with Terra Firma at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday November […]

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SPA Presents the premiere of Harrison Guy’s Colored Carnegie

SPA Presents the premiere of Harrison Guy’s Colored Carnegie

The Society for the Performing Arts presents the premiere of Colored Carnegie by choreographer and cultural trailblazer Harrison Guy on November 12 and 13, 7:30pm, at Jones Hall. Through dance, new music, spoken word, sets, and costumes, Colored Carnegie tells the story of the segregated branch of the Houston Public Library. With the hire of […]

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