Then and Now: Houston Ballet’s Swan Lake Returns to Jones Hall
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Then and Now: Houston Ballet’s Swan Lake Returns to Jones Hall

June is a busy month for Houston Ballet with Play taking over George R. Brown’s…

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Priestess of Pre-Punk Comes to Life: Open Dance Project’s <em>DADA Gert</em> at Moody Center for the Arts
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Bold Choices: A Busy June and Blockbuster Season Ahead at TITAS
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Bold Choices: A Busy June and Blockbuster Season Ahead at TITAS

The current TITAS season comes to a close this month with performances by the long-running…

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Texas Lens: Arts Pedestrians
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Texas Lens: Arts Pedestrians

“Where are you going?” asked Dallas’s favorite classical DJ Amy Bishop, as I was heading…

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From Ballet to Broadway: McGee Maddox takes the lead in ‘An American In Paris’
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From Ballet to Broadway: McGee Maddox takes the lead in ‘An American In Paris’

A + C editor Nancy Wozny caught up with Maddox about his transition from ballet…

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SPA Welcomes Ballet Hispanico With Open Arms
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SPA Welcomes Ballet Hispanico With Open Arms

“You are going to love this program,” Eduardo Vilaro told me as we shared a…

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Texas Lens: Art Pilgrims
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Texas Lens: Art Pilgrims

Taking it personally: Artists lead the way with poignant, political works at CounterCurrent
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Taking it personally: Artists lead the way with poignant, political works at CounterCurrent

Let’s be honest, things are a bit crazy right now, no matter which side of…

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A Feast of Movement: Forklift Danceworks’ <em>Served</em> at Williams College
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A Feast of Movement: Forklift Danceworks’ Served at Williams College

When I was assigned this story, editor-in-chief Nancy Wozny advised me to think of “Allison…

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Great Leaps: Houston Ballet charges forward with grace, gumption, and an outstanding year ahead
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Great Leaps: Houston Ballet charges forward with grace, gumption, and an outstanding year ahead

Houston Ballet holds the rare distinction of being founded by a community of dance-loving people…

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Global Vision: Dance Salad Festival Moves to the Hobby Center
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Global Vision: Dance Salad Festival Moves to the Hobby Center

Every year at Easter time, Houston transforms into a hub of international dance, thanks to…

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Coming Home: Felicia McBride
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Coming Home: Felicia McBride

Felicia McBride, one of Texas’s most outstanding contemporary dancers, has recently moved back to her…

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Forward Motion: Houston Ballet Travels to Jacob’s Pillow and Dubai
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Forward Motion: Houston Ballet Travels to Jacob’s Pillow and Dubai

It has been quite a year for Houston Ballet, rife with Harvey-related challenges and triumphs,…

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Reclaiming Self: My week with Anna Halprin
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Reclaiming Self: My week with Anna Halprin

My pelvis tipped forward, my shoulders were tight and closed, my knees ached from around-the-clock…

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A Spring of Firsts at Texas Ballet Theater
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A Spring of Firsts at Texas Ballet Theater

After 15 years at the helm of Texas Ballet Theater, Ben Stevenson appears to be…

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Ballet Austin’s Sensational Spring
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Ballet Austin’s Sensational Spring

Ballet Austin has a blockbuster spring season ahead, launching with Masters of Dance Feb. 16-18…

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Shape & Scale: <em>Color</em> at Flatland Gallery
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Shape & Scale: Color at Flatland Gallery

Demi Dancers at Houston Ballet: The eye-opening world of Stanton Welch’s <em>The Nutcracker</em>
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Demi Dancers at Houston Ballet: The eye-opening world of Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker

Stanton Welch framed his new Nutcracker as a coming-of-age story, with a young Clara at…

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It Happened in Texas: Vaslav Nijinsky’s tour with the Ballets Russes
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It Happened in Texas: Vaslav Nijinsky’s tour with the Ballets Russes

In early December 1916 Vaslav Nijinsky, the greatest dancer alive, spent a week in Texas.

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Close to the Ground: Lily Cabatu Weiss Leads the Dallas Arts District Forward
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Close to the Ground: Lily Cabatu Weiss Leads the Dallas Arts District Forward

This Season and Beyond: Dallas’ Avant Chamber Ballet Thinks Ahead
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This Season and Beyond: Dallas’ Avant Chamber Ballet Thinks Ahead

The Show Must Go on…Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space
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The Show Must Go on…Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space

Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas
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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas

As a curmudgeonly connoisseur of holiday performing arts, I’m always on the lookout for the…

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Choreographer at the Helm: Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Bridget L. Moore Charts New Territory
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Choreographer at the Helm: Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Bridget L. Moore Charts New Territory

Bridget L. Moore can’t quite see her alma mater from the window of her Dallas…

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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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Fairy Tales & Fairies: Dark Circles Contemporary Dance’s Elevator Project Debut
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Fairy Tales & Fairies: Dark Circles Contemporary Dance’s Elevator Project Debut

In Heinrich Hoffmann’s 1845 children’s book Struwwelpeter, a little boy is warned by his mother…

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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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Texas Studio: jhon r. stronks
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Texas Studio: jhon r. stronks

Growing up, jhon r. stronks was never in one place for long. Born in Fresno,…

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Young, Female & Powerful: Laura Gutierrez and Matt Hune’s <em>Rite of Spring</em> at the Rec Room
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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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Forklift Danceworks Dives into Austin’s Public Pools
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Forklift Danceworks Dives into Austin’s Public Pools

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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Growing from Within: Bruce Wood’s Legacy Alive in Journeys
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Growing from Within: Bruce Wood’s Legacy Alive in Journeys

Three years after the death of choreographer Bruce Wood, his Dallas dance company is thriving.…

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Breaking Stereotypes with a Smile: Danielle Georgiou’s <em>Donkey Beach</em>
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Breaking Stereotypes with a Smile: Danielle Georgiou’s Donkey Beach

Danielle Georgiou’s current obsession is the Disney Channel musical Teen Beach Movie.

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Midsummer Offerings: Performa/Dance’s third annual mixed bill evening
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Midsummer Offerings: Performa/Dance’s third annual mixed bill evening

When Jennifer Hart founded Performa/Dance in 2014 with Ballet Austin dancer Edward Carr, she wanted…

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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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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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