“This is our third year trying to do our 25th year,” says Houston’s unofficial dance ambassador Nancy Henderek, whose annual springtime Dance Salad Festival (for reasons you can probably guess) took an unexpected hiatus in 2020 and again in 2021.
Houston Ballet will return to the Wortham Theater Center this September for their 2021-2022 season.
“I mean, I’m exhausted most of the time,” laughs Marlana Doyle, founder and executive/artistic director of Houston Contemporary Dance Company (HCDC), who is also president and CEO of the Institute of Contemporary Dance (ICD).
On March 10, Houston Ballet will launch the first in a series of short dance films by Artistic Director Stanton Welch.
Since its founding in 1982, TITAS has been all about bringing the best of the arts to North Texas. The 2020-21 season had been planned to expand upon this mission by featuring, for the first time ever, an all-American lineup of visiting dance companies—until the coronavirus happened.
In the midst of its celebratory 50th anniversary season comprised entirely of works created for the company by world-renowned choreographers, Houston Ballet presents Forged in Houston March 12-21.
2019 was a year of firsts for the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston and its Dance Program Chair Jennifer Mabus as the school’s inaugural cohort of dance majors stepped into the studio for the fall semester.
Group Acorde wants people talking about art—theirs or otherwise. The interdisciplinary, Houston-based quartet—dancers Lindsey McGill and Roberta Paixão Cortes, bassist Thomas Helton and saxophonist Seth Paynter—are in the middle of their fourth season.
Meg Booth worked with organizations like North Carolina Dance Theatre, White Oak Dance Project, Twyla Tharp Dance and Dance/USA before spending 11 years directing dance programming at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
“I guess I could say it’s like partnering…partnering with a very tall, not-so-helpful dancer.”