Daniel Proietto at Dance Salad & CounterCurrent
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Daniel Proietto at Dance Salad & CounterCurrent

The award winning choreographer and dancer Daniel Proietto makes a double festival stop in Houston…

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Real Life Love at Dance Salad: Texas Ballet Theater’s Leticia Oliveira and Carl Coomer
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Real Life Love at Dance Salad: Texas Ballet Theater’s Leticia Oliveira and Carl Coomer

The fun part of Houston’s Dance Salad Festival, April 13-15, is in the mix of…

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Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season
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Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season

At first glance, Houston Ballet's 2017/2018 Season can look like a crash course in ballet,…

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Site-Specific Sightings: Laura Gutierrez at the Rec Room & Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre at Rice’s Skyspace
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Coming Home to Texas and Sometimes Leaving Again
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Coming Home to Texas and Sometimes Leaving Again

When a writer pitched a story about an actor leaving Texas I immediately said, “No…

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Acting in Texas: James Belcher
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Acting in Texas: James Belcher

I've had the great privilege to see James Belcher on many a Houston stage. Right…

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Open Space: Dance at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts
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Open Space: Dance at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts

“We are putting in a dance floor,” Alison Weaver told me during a hard hat…

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The A+C Top Ten:  February 2017
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The A+C Top Ten: February 2017

Our top ten picks for arts + cuture events happening across Texas in February 2017.

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Substance & Spunk: Women Triumph in Life and Love in Stanton Welch’s <em>Cinderella</em>
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Substance & Spunk: Women Triumph in Life and Love in Stanton Welch’s Cinderella

Stanton Welch prefers strong heroines. So it's no wonder that his Cinderella knows her own…

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DSH’s <em>Mind the Gap</em> Mines the Personal and the Political
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DSH’s Mind the Gap Mines the Personal and the Political

When I saw that Dance Source Houston cooked up a follow-up project for their AIR…

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Fresh Start: Austin Welcomes Trey McIntyre
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Fresh Start: Austin Welcomes Trey McIntyre

The word is out: renowned American choreographer Trey McIntyre calls Texas his home once again.…

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Motion Redux: Tad Beck at FotoFest’s International Discoveries VI
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Motion Redux: Tad Beck at FotoFest’s International Discoveries VI

When Vinod Hopson of FotoFest suggested that I check out the work of Tad Beck,…

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Full Surround Cinema: Adventures at the 2016 HCAF
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Full Surround Cinema: Adventures at the 2016 HCAF

Houston Cinema Arts Festival artistic director Richard Herskowitz mentioned early on in the festival that…

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Performania: Texas Dance Ambassadors
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Performania: Texas Dance Ambassadors

Victory at Sea: <em>Moby-Dick</em> at The Dallas Opera
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Victory at Sea: Moby-Dick at The Dallas Opera

“Melville put the whole universe into Moby-Dick,” my companion said before the curtain rose on…

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Acting in Texas: Joel F. Grothe
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Acting in Texas: Joel F. Grothe

Joel F. Grothe holds court as Thomas Cromwell in Main Street Theater's production of Hilary…

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Dancing Bodies Wake Up Space:  Third Coast Dance Film Festival at Aurora Picture Show
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Dancing Bodies Wake Up Space: Third Coast Dance Film Festival at Aurora Picture Show

I'm convinced that most spaces can be improved by the presence of a few dancing…

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Angels in Houston: <em>It’s A Wonderful Life </em>at HGO
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Angels in Houston: It’s A Wonderful Life at HGO

It's the holiday season, which means we get all crazy about making memories with our…

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The A+C Top Ten:  November 2016
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The A+C Top Ten: November 2016

Our top ten picks for arts + culture events happening across Texas in November 2016.

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Clara’s Big Dream: Houston Ballet’s New Nutcracker
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Clara’s Big Dream: Houston Ballet’s New Nutcracker

Snow, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a gigantic Christmas Tree are three things we all…

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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh <em>Nutcracker</em>
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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh Nutcracker

Houston Ballet is throwing a little holiday get-together, at least that's what it looks like…

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Riveting & Rare: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller
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Riveting & Rare: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller

When Niv Sheinfeld, Keren Levi and Oren Laor's Big Mouth started with a pedestrian walking…

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The A+C Top Ten:  October 2016
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The A+C Top Ten: October 2016

Opera in Israel with Dallas Connections
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Opera in Israel with Dallas Connections

Hannah Munitz's face lit up when I asked her about the Israeli Opera’s production of…

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  September 2016
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The A+C TX Top Ten: September 2016

A+C TX's top ten picks for arts and culture events happening across Texas in September…

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Dance/USA Conference Convenes in Austin
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Dance/USA Conference Convenes in Austin

The Dance/USA conference was held in Austin this past June, a first for the capital…

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Daring Dance in Dallas: Charles Santos on the 2016/17 TITAS Season
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Daring Dance in Dallas: Charles Santos on the 2016/17 TITAS Season

Dallas is a strong dance city for many reasons, TITAS Presents at AT&T Performing Arts…

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Performania: Curious Connections
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Performania: Curious Connections

During an email exchange with Jessica Lang about her collaboration with architect Steven Holl for…

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  July/August 2016
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The A+C TX Top Ten: July/August 2016

Our top ten picks for arts + culture events happening across Texas in July and…

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Objects & Motion: Jonah Bokaer at Soluna
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Objects & Motion: Jonah Bokaer at Soluna

Jonah Bokaer folded space in two in one sweeping motion. OK, so maybe he used…

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Performania: Festival Fever
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Performania: Festival Fever

Waltzing with Ghosts: Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch Revises <em>Giselle</em>
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Waltzing with Ghosts: Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch Revises Giselle

On a sunny May afternoon, I found myself spellbound, watching Houston Ballet principals Yuriko Kajiya…

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A Season Six Celebration: A Visit with Bruce Wood Dance Project’s Kimi Nikaidoh
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A Season Six Celebration: A Visit with Bruce Wood Dance Project’s Kimi Nikaidoh

Bruce Wood Dance Project celebrates its sixth season with the Dallas premiere of Bruce Wood’s…

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Ten Not So Tiny Dances at CounterCurrent 2016
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Ten Not So Tiny Dances at CounterCurrent 2016

The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center opened its third CounterCurrent's with Ten Tiny…

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Performania: Israeli Dance in Texas
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Performania: Israeli Dance in Texas

I’ve been obsessed with Israeli contemporary dance since returning from International Exposure 2015 last December,…

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The Sears Effect: Kelly Sears at Aurora Picture Show
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The Sears Effect: Kelly Sears at Aurora Picture Show

Kinetic Storyteller: A Conversation with Charles O. Anderson
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Kinetic Storyteller: A Conversation with Charles O. Anderson

Charles O. Anderson is an associate professor of African Diaspora Dance Studies and the Head…

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A Delicate Collaboration: Jonah Bokaer on <em>Rules of the Game</em> at Soluna
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A Delicate Collaboration: Jonah Bokaer on Rules of the Game at Soluna

Jonah Bokaer, Daniel Arsham and Pharrell Williams open the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Nancy A. Hasher…

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Performania: The Visibility of the Arts in Pop Culture
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Performania: The Visibility of the Arts in Pop Culture

On Feb. 3 some three million folks saw something amazing on network television: contemporary dance…

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Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company Comes To Houston
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Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company Comes To Houston

Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company made a strong impression on me when I saw the company…

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