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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Breaking Boundaries: METdance’s Big Year
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Breaking Boundaries: METdance’s Big Year

After twenty years of success, a dance company might find itself hard-pressed to top itself…

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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh <em>Nutcracker</em>
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Performania: Houston Ballet’s Fresh Nutcracker

Houston Ballet is throwing a little holiday get-together, at least that's what it looks like…

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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour
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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour

In the months following our two comedy improvisation classes with Beta Theater last year, our…

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Identity and Mortality with ARCOS Dance
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Identity and Mortality with ARCOS Dance

ARCOS Dance is known as an experimental platform for dance technology – a merging together…

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Riveting & Rare: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller
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Riveting & Rare: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller

When Niv Sheinfeld, Keren Levi and Oren Laor's Big Mouth started with a pedestrian walking…

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The Dance of Work: Forklift Danceworks reflects on past projects and looks to the future
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The Dance of Work: Forklift Danceworks reflects on past projects and looks to the future

Convention is not a part of Allison Orr’s vocabulary. The Forklift Danceworks artistic director has…

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Badge of Honor: SMU Dance Grads Impact Texas Dance
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Badge of Honor: SMU Dance Grads Impact Texas Dance

Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas is home to one of…

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Sea & Space: Karen Stokes Mines Houston’s History
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Sea & Space: Karen Stokes Mines Houston’s History

All too often choreographers of modern dance present work based on material they without question…

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Learn/Imagine: Pablo Helguera at DiverseWorks
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Learn/Imagine: Pablo Helguera at DiverseWorks

Pablo Helguera's exhibition The Fable is to be Retold at DiverseWorks (on view through Nov.…

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Dance/USA Conference Convenes in Austin
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Dance/USA Conference Convenes in Austin

The Dance/USA conference was held in Austin this past June, a first for the capital…

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Sixty Years Later…With Ballet Austin
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Sixty Years Later…With Ballet Austin

As Ballet Austin celebrates its sixth decade of performance, the company is a beehive of…

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Powerful Presence: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller
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Powerful Presence: CORE Presents Dance from Israel at Miller

If movement can reveal a national identity and specific cultural context, then the dance work…

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Daring Dance in Dallas: Charles Santos on the 2016/17 TITAS Season
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Daring Dance in Dallas: Charles Santos on the 2016/17 TITAS Season

Dallas is a strong dance city for many reasons, TITAS Presents at AT&T Performing Arts…

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When Worlds Collide: Houston Ballet’s new <em>Giselle</em> overlaps the worldly and the ethereal
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When Worlds Collide: Houston Ballet’s new Giselle overlaps the worldly and the ethereal

In traditional versions of Giselle, the worlds of the living and the dead are separated…

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Objects & Motion: Jonah Bokaer at Soluna
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Objects & Motion: Jonah Bokaer at Soluna

Jonah Bokaer folded space in two in one sweeping motion. OK, so maybe he used…

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Performa/Dance: A Collaborative Endeavor
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Performa/Dance: A Collaborative Endeavor

“Connection.” This one word rang out as director Jennifer Hart eyed her dancers, four bodies…

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Performania: Festival Fever
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Performania: Festival Fever

Waltzing with Ghosts: Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch Revises <em>Giselle</em>
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Waltzing with Ghosts: Houston Ballet’s Stanton Welch Revises Giselle

On a sunny May afternoon, I found myself spellbound, watching Houston Ballet principals Yuriko Kajiya…

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A Season Six Celebration: A Visit with Bruce Wood Dance Project’s Kimi Nikaidoh
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A Season Six Celebration: A Visit with Bruce Wood Dance Project’s Kimi Nikaidoh

Bruce Wood Dance Project celebrates its sixth season with the Dallas premiere of Bruce Wood’s…

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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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