Dance Source Houston Announces Lineup for Second Annual Barnstorm Dance Fest

Contact: Mollie Haven Miller
Phone: 713.224.DANC (3262)

Artists from 2015 Barnstorm Dance Fest. Photo by Lynn Lane.

Artists from 2015 Barnstorm Dance Fest. Photo by Lynn Lane.


HOUSTON, TX, March 16, 2016. Dance Source Houston (DSH) is pleased to announce the line up for the second annual Barnstorm Dance Fest taking place at The Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space June 16-25, 2016. This year’s festival will feature works by 21 different dance makers across three unique programs, offering Houston audiences a diverse selection of local and out of town artists, both emerging and established.

“After an overwhelming response to the call for applications, curators were able to craft three distinct performance rosters to highlight a slice of what Houston has to offer. We are excited to expand the 2016 festival activities beyond performances to include talk back sessions and master classes with visiting performers,” says Mollie Haven Miller, Interim Director of DSH.

Five of the Barnstorm artists have spent the 2015-16 season as artists in residence, receiving rent-free rehearsal space at The Barn in preparation for the June performances. Jacquelyne Jay Boe, Amy Elizabeth, Jasmine Hearn, Laura Gutierrez and Autumn Knight will appear together on Program B to allow audiences the full scope of the residency program. For Gutierrez the experience has allowed an organic and well thought out process, saying that “the AIR program has allowed me the studio space and time to not forcefully put a dance together and instead to take the time to figure out what it is truly that I want to research and share with audiences at this point in my choreographic career.”

Barnstorm Dance Fest will serve as the final performance to take place during DSH’s management of The Barn. The beloved space will be celebrated immediately following the final performance, and Houston dance community members and supporters are encouraged to attend.

Barnstorm Dance Fest Schedule:

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance - Photo by Sharen Bradford

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance – Photo by Sharen Bradford

Program A – June 16 & 18
Courtney D. Jones/CDJ DANCE
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance/Joshua L. Peugh
Dwain Travis
Emily Robison
Group Acorde
Helanius J. Wilkins
John Beasant III


Jasmine Hearn

Jasmine Hearn

Program B – June 17 & 24
Amy Elizabeth
Autumn Knight
Jacquelyne Jay Boe
Jasmine Hearn
Laura Gutierrez

Ashley Horn - Bone and Clover - Shanon Adams pictured - Photo by Ashley Horn

Ashley Horn – Bone and Clover – Shanon Adams pictured – Photo by Ashley Horn




Program C – June 23 & 25
Ad Deum Dance Company
Ashley Horn
Brittany Bass
Felicia Thomas
Houston Repertory Dance Ensemble
Roxanne Claire
The Theorists

 June 16-25, 2016

Where: The Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space, 2201 Preston

Tickets: $15 any one program, $25 any two programs, $35 all three programs. Tickets available at More information at

About the Barnstorm Dance Fest: The Barnstorm Dance Fest, a two week, showcase style dance festival, will take place in June 16-25, 2016 and will highlight the breadth and quality of contemporary dance in Houston. Featuring 21 different dance artists and companies in three unique programs, it will provide artists with an opportunity to present new work, without the burden of producing a full performance themselves. The showcase style performances will give Houston’s dance audiences the opportunity to discover new artists to love.

About Dance Source Houston
Dance Source Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating audiences and appreciation for contemporary dance in Houston and beyond. Dance Source Houston publishes The Dance Card – Houston dance event listings and The Dance DiSH online magazine. Dance Source also manages The Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space, a 7200 square foot facility housing 2 large dance studios and a 120-seat black box theatre dedicated to supporting Houston’s dance community. DSH supports the local community through its Artist in Residence and Production Micro Grant programs as well as the Barnstorm Dance Fest. These activities are supported in part by a grant from The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, Inc., The Heimbinder Family Foundation and the Nightingale Code Foundation.


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