Ten Not So Tiny Dances at CounterCurrent 2016
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Ten Not So Tiny Dances at CounterCurrent 2016

The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center opened its third CounterCurrent's with Ten Tiny…

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Performania: Israeli Dance in Texas
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Performania: Israeli Dance in Texas

I’ve been obsessed with Israeli contemporary dance since returning from International Exposure 2015 last December,…

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This Page Left Intentionally Blank or Not: Big Dance Theater at CounterCurrent
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This Page Left Intentionally Blank or Not: Big Dance Theater at CounterCurrent

“Don’t look at that. That’s not part of the tour,” is a phrase used by…

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Kinetic Storyteller: A Conversation with Charles O. Anderson
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Kinetic Storyteller: A Conversation with Charles O. Anderson

Charles O. Anderson is an associate professor of African Diaspora Dance Studies and the Head…

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A Delicate Collaboration: Jonah Bokaer on <em>Rules of the Game</em> at Soluna
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A Delicate Collaboration: Jonah Bokaer on Rules of the Game at Soluna

Jonah Bokaer, Daniel Arsham and Pharrell Williams open the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Nancy A. Hasher…

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The Masque of the Red Death
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Avant Chamber Ballet: Look How Far They’ve Come
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Avant Chamber Ballet: Look How Far They’ve Come

Katie Cooper didn’t expect success to arrive so quickly. “I’m surprised how fast it has…

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Willy Shives at the Helm: Ballet San Antonio’s Next Chapter
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Willy Shives at the Helm: Ballet San Antonio’s Next Chapter

The timing couldn’t have been better. Retired dancer Willy Shives had been working his way…

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Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company Comes To Houston
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Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company Comes To Houston

Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company made a strong impression on me when I saw the company…

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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations
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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations

From April 12-17, eleven cutting-edge artists present new works, projects, and performances at unexpected sites…

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Honoring Jerome Robbins’ Iconic Rhapsody For Ballet, <em>West Side Story Suite</em>
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Honoring Jerome Robbins’ Iconic Rhapsody For Ballet, West Side Story Suite

Jerome Robbins famously told American songwriter Irving Berlin, “Give me something to dance about and…

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Rites and Passages: A Visit with Dark Circles’ Joshua L. Peugh
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Rites and Passages: A Visit with Dark Circles’ Joshua L. Peugh

Dance fans have another chance to see Dark Circles Contemporary Dance artistic director Joshua L.…

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They Can Sing Too: Expect Triple Threats at Houston Ballet with <em>West Side Story Suite</em>
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They Can Sing Too: Expect Triple Threats at Houston Ballet with West Side Story Suite

I always expect to be dazzled when I walk into a Houston Ballet rehearsal, but…

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Houston Ballet’s <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> a Visual Feast
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Houston Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty a Visual Feast

The Sleeping Beauty is one of the classical ballet’s most technically difficult yet visually dynamic…

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Global Stage: Dance Salad Festival’s New and Returning Artists
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Global Stage: Dance Salad Festival’s New and Returning Artists

The Dance Salad Festival rolls into Houston, March 25-27 at Wortham Center with a stellar…

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Dancing the Drama: NobleMotion choreographers Contribute to ABC’s <em>American Crime</em>
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Dancing the Drama: NobleMotion choreographers Contribute to ABC’s American Crime

It's not every day that Texas choreographers get a shout out from Felicity Huffman on…

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The Next Step for Austin Dance: Austin Dance Festival Celebrates Texas Artists
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The Next Step for Austin Dance: Austin Dance Festival Celebrates Texas Artists

Before the Live Music Capital of the World got its very own dance festival, Kate…

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Free & Fabulous: Fusebox Festival Promotes Idea Exchange Across Disciplines and Borders
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Five Fabulous Days of Israeli Dance: International Exposure 2015
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Five Fabulous Days of Israeli Dance: International Exposure 2015

Performania: Small Scaling the Arts
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Performania: Small Scaling the Arts

here's something about do-ablity that is making me a more eager watcher these days. Perhaps…

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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016
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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016

Becoming Aurora: Houston Ballet’s Sara Webb on <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em>
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Becoming Aurora: Houston Ballet’s Sara Webb on The Sleeping Beauty

A + C editor in chief Nancy Wozny visited with Houston Ballet principal and Dallas…

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A Banner Year: DiverseWorks Moves to the MATCH
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A Banner Year: DiverseWorks Moves to the MATCH

A + C writer Holly Walrath sat down with Executive Director and Chief Curator Xandra…

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Three Premieres & Fresh Energy: Dallas Black Dance Theatre Moves Forward
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Three Premieres & Fresh Energy: Dallas Black Dance Theatre Moves Forward

Though it has been without an official artistic director for several months, Dallas Black Dance…

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Coming Home: Alex Karigan Farrior
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Coming Home: Alex Karigan Farrior

Alex Karigan Farrior joined Dallas's Dark Circles Contemporary Dance in 2014 and has been spinning…

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Coming Home: Jennifer Mabus
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Coming Home: Jennifer Mabus

Dallas native Jennifer Mabus premieres The Art of Losing, a multi-media, sound and dance collaboration…

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A Beauty & A Birthday: Houston Ballet celebrates Ben Stevenson’s 80th with <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em>
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A Beauty & A Birthday: Houston Ballet celebrates Ben Stevenson’s 80th with The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty, the big hit of 19th century czarist ballet, continues to be performed…

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What We Loved & More:  A + C Writers Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016
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What We Loved & More: A + C Writers Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016

BODYTRAFFIC Makes Texas Debut
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BODYTRAFFIC Makes Texas Debut

The new year brings something fabulously new to Texas: BODYTRAFFIC, a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance…

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VIDEO:  Houston Ballet Bids Farewell To Ben Stevenson’s <em>The Nutcracker</em>
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VIDEO: Houston Ballet Bids Farewell To Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker

Ever since our “Team Snow or Team Sugar” video, Joel Luks and I have been…

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The Rat King has Spoken: Holiday Foes Pick Faves
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The Rat King has Spoken: Holiday Foes Pick Faves

I was blindfolded, thrown into a car and driven for hours before we reached their…

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Coming Home: Mario Zambrano
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Coming Home: Mario Zambrano

Mario Zambrano was an accomplished contemporary ballet dancer before turning to writing fiction.

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Ancient Airs: New York Baroque Dance Company Performs with Dallas Bach Society and Ars Lyrica
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Ancient Airs: New York Baroque Dance Company Performs with Dallas Bach Society and Ars Lyrica

There are two opportunities in Texas to experience the wonder of Catherine Turocy's New York…

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Moving Forward: A Revival & New Works at Bruce Wood Dance Project
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Moving Forward: A Revival & New Works at Bruce Wood Dance Project

In the midst of its fifth season, Dallas' Bruce Wood Dance Project is about to…

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Sunset at White Oak Bayou and Framing Dance: Karen Stokes Dance Celebrates Houston
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Dance Source Houston Expands Artist-in-Residence Program
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Dance Source Houston Expands Artist-in-Residence Program

In order to create new work, choreographers need two things: time and space. Most dancemakers…

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Step Afrika! Storms the Miller
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Step Afrika! Storms the Miller

“So, this is a tap show?” asked a friend, minutes before the curtain went up…

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Speed, Skeletons & Flying Dancers
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Speed, Skeletons & Flying Dancers

Underground Dances: Frame Dance Launches Tunnel Vision
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Underground Dances: Frame Dance Launches Tunnel Vision

Lydia Hance, of Frame Dance Productions, is known for her delight in bringing dance to…

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Summer Success: Houston Ballet Triumphs at Hamburg Ballet Days Festival
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Summer Success: Houston Ballet Triumphs at Hamburg Ballet Days Festival

Houston Ballet's reputation in the Bayou City is solid, as it is in Texas and…

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