NobleMotion Dance Unplugged

NobleMotion Unplugged - Vertical Response

NobleMotion Unplugged – Vertical Response

HOUSTON, TEXAS – January 21, 2014 – See NobleMotion Dance in a new light as we unplug the technology and showcase our daring physicality in an intimate setting. NobleMotion Unplugged is no frills dance and is coming to The Barn March 6-8 at 8 PM. The evening will include two world premieres and features a live performance by Musiqa, Houston’s contemporary music group. NobleMotion consistently receives critical acclaim for their “extraordinary athleticism” and “cutting edge” programming and is recognized as one of Houston’s “A-list” Dance companies. NobleMotion Unplugged is “kinetic yumminess” and a show you won’t want to miss!

Harvest, a new collaboration with Musiqa composer Pierre Jalbert, is an old world dance in a contemporary setting. Inspired by the works of Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey, Harvest looks at social justice in warring countries. Stark, ritualistic, and dramatic, it is a new kind of work for NobleMotion. “Both Dionne and I have danced historical works, so it is fun to return to our performing roots,” states Andy Noble. Harvest is a world premiere and marks the start of a two-year collaboration with Musiqa that will culminate in a full evening spring of 2015.

Roundabout also speaks of community and highlights NobleMotion’s athleticism and daredevil partnering skills. Dance Informa critic Tara Sheena proclaimed Roundabout as, “a wonderfully expansive and intelligently constructed piece… Soaring through the air, both assisted and not, the dancers created a space that extended beyond the confines of the stage. At the same time, as one structure was created in this mass of moving bodies, it was destroyed just as quickly, producing a constant cycling and recycling effect.”

The evening also shows NobleMotion’s penchant for the theatrical. On the Lanai with Lewis is a quirky trio to banjo music and pokes fun of morning rituals and sexual stereotypes. And yes, the performers dance with hot coffee—ouch! Dwell is a bittersweet love story. Performed on two boxes, the dancers navigate the pitfalls of sharing confined space. A small place is a solo study on minimalism and reflects on the inner turmoil of a depressed woman. And Yield is a NobleMotion signature and features Artistic Directors Andy and Dionne Noble reuniting on stage again. St. Petersburg Times critic Martin Clear stated, “The ending of Yield led to audible sighs from the audience.”

Tickets are $20 general admission in advance and $25 at the door. Students are $15. Tickets can be purchased online at or by contacting Dionne Noble at 832-627-9663.


NobleMotion Dance Unplugged
The Barn
2201 Preston Street, Houston, TX 77003
March 6, 7, 8 @ 8pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door
Purchase online at or call 832.627.9663

Contact: Andy Noble


About NobleMotion Dance

NobleMotion Dance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization. In 2009, NobleMotion exploded onto the Houston dance scene and has since received critical acclaim for their “extraordinary athleticism” and “cutting edge” programming. NobleMotion Dance seeks to make work that is emotionally daring and honest; inspires discourse and understanding amongst diverse communities; and integrates dance, theatre and technology in unique ways. Artistic directors Andy Noble and Dionne Sparkman Noble are long time collaborators who have been entertaining audiences for over fifteen years. NobleMotion also offers education and outreach programs for all ages including master classes, open rehearsals and lecture/ demonstrations. For more information about NobleMotion Dance, please visit us at

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