History, Poetics & A Party: Dance Films at HCAF
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History, Poetics & A Party: Dance Films at HCAF

Every year a cluster of dance films make the Houston Cinema Arts Festival line-up, Nov.…

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  October 2017
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The A+C TX Top Ten: October 2017

Sir Kenneth MacMillan & Houston Ballet: <em>Mayerling</em> Continues a Storied Relationship
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Sir Kenneth MacMillan & Houston Ballet: Mayerling Continues a Storied Relationship

When Houston Ballet takes the stage next fall for the Houston premiere of Sir Kenneth…

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New Dancers & Epic Works: Houston Ballet’s Fall Season
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New Dancers & Epic Works: Houston Ballet’s Fall Season

Watching a rehearsal of Mayerling I witnessed a company in motion in more ways than…

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

Young, Female & Powerful: Laura Gutierrez and Matt Hune’s <em>Rite of Spring</em> at the Rec Room
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The A+C Top Ten:  July & August 2017
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The A+C Top Ten: July & August 2017

Arts + Culture Texas Magazine's top ten picks for performing and visual arts events happening…

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Spirit, Promise and Giving Back: REACH at Houston Ballet
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Spirit, Promise and Giving Back: REACH at Houston Ballet

Entering the lobby at Houston Ballet's Center for Dance for Project REACH on balmy Saturday…

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Disco Balls in the Desert and other Marfa Adventures
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Disco Balls in the Desert and other Marfa Adventures

When I saw that this year's Marfa Sounding focused on the great California-based legend and…

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  June 2017
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The A+C TX Top Ten: June 2017

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

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Coming Home: Drew Bacon
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Coming Home: Drew Bacon

Drew Bacon is a painter and animator who returned to his home turf in Houston…

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Performania: TexFest-ing
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Performania: TexFest-ing

For me, TexFest-ing is an Olympic sport. I may have achieved my personal best crashing…

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Making Dallas a Global Dance City: A New Season at TITAS Presents
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Making Dallas a Global Dance City: A New Season at TITAS Presents

Dallas dance-lovers are proud that a dance-centric presenter like TITAS Presents exists in their city—and…

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Performania: The Loneliness of the Arts Writer
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Performania: The Loneliness of the Arts Writer

“What are you working on?” asked Anis Shivani, a Texas poet, novelist, pundit and provocateur.…

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  May 2017
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The A+C TX Top Ten: May 2017

Our top ten picks for arts + culture events happening across Texas in May 2017.

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Justin Peck: A Choreographer for Right Now
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Justin Peck: A Choreographer for Right Now

The ballet field is fond of pinning their hopes on the next great choreographer who…

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Wonder Girl: Texas Ballet Theater’s Carolyn Judson on <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>
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Wonder Girl: Texas Ballet Theater’s Carolyn Judson on Alice in Wonderland

Texas is having an Alice boom with Ballet Austin performing Septime Weber’s Alice on May…

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It Happened in Texas: Anna Sokolow at Houston Ballet
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It Happened in Texas: Anna Sokolow at Houston Ballet

I’ve always had a pestering curiosity about Anna Sokolow. A great American choreographer who influenced…

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  April 2017
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The A+C TX Top Ten: April 2017

Arts + Culture Texas' magazine's top ten picks for events happening across Texas in April…

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Dust Bowl Dancing: Open Dance Project’s <em>‘Bout a Stranger</em>
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Dust Bowl Dancing: Open Dance Project’s ‘Bout a Stranger

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

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

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

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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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