Open Dance Project Presents ALICE

MEDIA CONTACT: Lynn Lane, | 917-744-1818

Open Dance Project presents ALICE inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, featuring the music of Emmy award winner Steve Rashid.

Photo by Lynn Lane

Great for all ages!

(HOUSTON, Texas, January 17, 2024) Open Dance Project’s beloved family audiences production follows Alice down the rabbit hole to Wonderland where strange and silly creatures teach her about the power of the imagination and the wisdom of nonsense. The performance features aerial silks, acrobatics, and clever choreography that is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike.

With a whimsical score by Emmy award winning composer Steve Rashid, spoken text and narration, and guest performances by Open Dance Project’s pre-professional youth ensemble, ODP2, ALICE offers accessible entry points for young audiences and their families to experience the magic of dance theater and celebrate creativity and imagination.

Each Open Dance Project season includes a new adaptation of a beloved children’s tale for family audiences. ODP’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Peter & Wendy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wonka! and the upcoming all new staging of ALICE offer accessible entry points for young audiences to experience the magic of dance theater through the lens of a familiar narrative that celebrates the creativity and imagination of a young protagonist. These performances feature aerial silks, acrobatics, humor, and moments of audience interaction to engage and invite our young audience members into the joy of the theatrical experience. ODP2, our youth ensemble, composed of dance artists ages 11 – 18 perform alongside our professional company, giving our young audience members a demonstration of the creative potential of young people through their own participation.  This year, Open Dance Project will offer a Sensory Friendly performance, audio description for one performance, and American Sign Language for one production – see details below.

For questions about accessibility, or for accommodations requests, please contact Judi Stallings, ODP Accessibility Coordinator, at or 832-962-8982 by January 31, 2024.

Press Review Tickets, photos, interviews and access to in person or virtual open rehearsals available by request.  Please contact Lynn Lane,


Fri, Feb. 2, 7pm
Sat, Feb. 3, 1 pm – Sensory Friendly Performance
Sat, Feb. 3, 4 pm
Sun, Feb. 4, 1 pm – Audio Description
Sun, Feb. 4, 4pm
Fri. Feb. 9, 7 pm – Pay What You Can
Sat, Feb. 10, 1 pm – American Sign Language Interpretation
Sat, Feb. 10, 4 pm

WHERE:           MATCH, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

TICKETS:, $25-$40 and (Feb. 9th at 7 pm – Pay What You Can)

Production Team: Annie Arnoult (Choreographer), Steve Rashid (Composer), Elissa Turner (Producer), Tiffany Schrepferman (Lighting Design), Lauren Davis (Scenic & Prop Design), Ashley Horn Nott (Costume Design), Christina Maley (Production and Stage Manager) and Lynn Lane (Photography and Media Relations) and BEND Productions (Livestream Videography)

CAST:   Joshua De Alba, Veronyka Ernstes, Viktorya Ernstes, Sonia Engman, Ani Bartelt, Atticus Griffin, Freya Larsson, Inara Lynch, Madelyn Manlove, Taylor McAnulty, Eile McCosh, Maeve McCosh, Ruby McFarland, Sarah Lyman, Ash Nettles, James Nettles, Yamilita Nicolau-Connolly, Ava Phelan, Cameo Reneé, Davis Stumberg, Jaime Garcia Vergara, Brenden Winkfield, Mary Ellen Winston, and Iris Wooten

Open Dance Project is a contemporary dance-theater company, under the direction of Annie Arnoult, whose ensemble-driven work transforms literary, historical, and community-based source material into highly stylized performance experiences. Through a collision of dance and theater, live performance and new media, urban grit and magical realism, Open Dance Project breaks down conventional barriers between artist and audience to make dance more accessible and meaningful for both. Open Dance Project is on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artists Roster and is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The company brings high-quality interdisciplinary arts education and arts integration to Houston school children through its extensive education and community engagement program and partners with Young Audiences of Houston and Arts Connect Houston to work towards arts equity in Houston schools.


Instagram: @opendanceproject


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