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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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Love and Intimacy in a Cold, Cold World: Open Dance Project’s Panopticon: Someone’s Always Watching

Love and Intimacy in a Cold, Cold World: Open Dance Project’s Panopticon: Someone’s Always Watching

“The President has invited you here today to learn first hand about the future your Savage leaders denied you back in 2026 and to offer you the opportunity to rectify that decision by joining us now as happy citizens of the most forward-thinking governing corporation in the modern world.” Welcome to Panoption: Someone’s Always Watching. […]

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The Mysterious Consideration of Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

The Mysterious Consideration of Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

The artists of Transitory Sound and Movement Collective refer to themselves as a “living sculpture” rather than a dance company or a sound ensemble. Their work is an ongoing conversation between sound, led by Founding Artistic Director Lynn Lane, and movement, shaped by Founding Member Jennifer Mabus.  Witnessing audiences are welcomed into their upcoming creation, […]

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Shadow Dappled Relationships. Core Dance presents As the Shadows Grow Longer

Shadow Dappled Relationships. Core Dance presents As the Shadows Grow Longer

It wasn’t choreographer D. Patton White’s idea to make this dance. He was just central to the idea. Jeffrey Clark, Patton’s college friend, first had the idea and took it to Core Dance’s Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sue Schroeder. Clark had been watching Patton grieve the sudden death of his younger brother, Claiborne, and it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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