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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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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