Dance Source Houston Announces Lineup for the Barnstorm Dance Fest

Barnstorm Dance Fest

HOUSTON, TX, March 27, 2015. Dance Source Houston (DSH) is delighted to announce the exciting lineup of artists and dance companies participating in the first annual Barnstorm Dance Fest taking place at The Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space from May 28 – June 13, 2015.   Featuring 21 different dance artists over three unique weekends of dance, the Barnstorm’s frenzy of activity will please dance enthusiasts of all kinds.

“Based on the large number of applicants, we knew we needed the festival to be as diverse as possible. With a range of genres and moods, a mix of emerging artists to established companies, both audience favorites and premieres, as well as a handful of out of town companies, I think we’ve put together a very exciting program” says Stephanie Todd Wong, Executive Director of Dance Source Houston.

Also featured in the Barnstorm Dance Fest are the three DSH artists in residence. Since October 2014, Lori Yuill, Alisa Mittin and Joel Rivera have been rehearsing, rent-free at the Barn in preparation for their performances in the Barnstorm. For Lori Yuill, having the time to fully explore a new work has been very beneficial, “The residency has not only allowed me to delve deep into movement ideas but has also held a space and time in my life to focus on making dance.  I am seeing the effects of that regularity in my work in terms of clarity of movement and the desire/commitment to delve into new territory.”

Barnstorm Dance Fest Schedule:

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LEON Dance Arts

Program 1 – May 28-30, 2015
Alisa Mittin (Houston, TX)
ARCOS Dance (Austin, TX)
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (Dallas, TX)
LaFeiama (Houston, TX)
LEON Contemporary Dance Company (Houston, TX)
MET Dance (Houston, TX)
Nritya Dance Company (Houston, TX)

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Andee Scott

Program 2 – June 4-6, 2015
Andee Scott (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Becky Valls (Houston, TX)
Cori Miller (Houston, TX)
Dionne Noble (Huntsville, TX)
FLY Dance Company (Houston, TX)
Lori Yuill (Houston, TX)
Tribe Kalyani (Houston, TX)


Open Dance Project 1

Open Dance Project

Program 3 – June 11-13, 2015
Catalina Alexandra (Houston, TX)
City Dance / Jaimee Vilela Navarrete (Houston, TX)
Jasmine Hearn (Pittsburgh, PA)
Joel Rivera (Houston, TX)
Open Dance Project (Houston, TX)
Sonkiss’d Dance Theater (Houston, TX)
Texas A&M Dance/Jane Weiner (College Station, TX)

When: May 28-June 13, 2015

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

Tickets: $20 any one program, $35 any two programs, $50 all three programs. Available at

About the Barnstorm Dance Fest: The Barnstorm Dance Fest, a three week, showcase style dance festival, will take place in May 28 – June 13, 2015 and will highlight the breadth and quality of contemporary dance in Houston. Featuring 21 different dance artists and companies over three unique weekends, 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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