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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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

Connor Walsh: Houston Ballet’s Yes Man
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Connor Walsh: Houston Ballet’s Yes Man

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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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston
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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston

In 2014, the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts blazed a…

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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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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox
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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox

Fusebox, Austin’s contemporary, cross-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival, and all round benevolent force in…

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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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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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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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Doing Well By Doing Good: Dallas Black Dance Theatre at 40
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Doing Well By Doing Good: Dallas Black Dance Theatre at 40

Forty years in the business – that fact has quietly crept up on Dallas Black…

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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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Paul Taylor Company Connections at SMU and Eisemann Center
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Paul Taylor Company Connections at SMU and Eisemann Center

When they were students at Southern Methodist University in the 1990s, Michael Trusnovec and Annmaria…

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Eclectic and Equal: W-I-P offers San Antonio movement artists critical feedback
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Eclectic and Equal: W-I-P offers San Antonio movement artists critical feedback

Frustrated by the awkward process of giving and receiving critical artistic feedback, dance/theater legend and…

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Honoring Texas Artists: The Texas Medal of Arts Awards come to Austin
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Honoring Texas Artists: The Texas Medal of Arts Awards come to Austin

You may be hard-pressed to explain what ZZ Top, Eva Longoria, Willie Nelson and Walter…

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Cultural Awareness Threads Through Dance Month 2017 at the Kaplan
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Cultural Awareness Threads Through Dance Month 2017 at the Kaplan

One of the remarkable things about dance is its consistent ability, despite diversities in origin,…

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Altered Reality: Pilobolus brings <em>Shadowland</em> to Texas
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Altered Reality: Pilobolus brings Shadowland to Texas

Even if you’re never seen Pilobolus in concert before, you’re probably familiar with the acrobatic…

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Performania: Texas Dance Ambassadors
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Performania: Texas Dance Ambassadors

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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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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Coming Home: Annie Arnoult
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Coming Home: Annie Arnoult

Hunter Dance Center’s director Annie Arnoult shows no signs of slowing down as she enters…

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Animated Dance: <em>The Proximity of Being</em>  at Luminaria
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Animated Dance: The Proximity of Being at Luminaria

For San Antonian Barbara Felix, the human form is a never-ending source of fascination.

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