Dance

Short Story Dances

Michelle Garza, Damian Robichaux, Yahudi Castaneda in Karen Stokes Balia.Photo courtesy of Karen Stokes Dance. Karen Stokes on Vine Leaf Dances Choreographer K...

Houston Contemporary Dance Squared

Preview: Hope Stone and Houston Met Present squared dancer No, The Stoners and The Metronics are not emerging indie-rock bands. These handles are how Hope Stone and Houston Metropolitan Dance Company members have been referring to themselves as they merge for their joint performance, squared dancer [...]...

Double Shift

Photos by John Ramspott. CORE Returns for a Free Show at Barnevelder Shift is not only the name of CORE's upcoming free show at Barnevelder on November 2 &...

Incredible India!

Following only a week after the latest Bollywood Blast programming, Samskriti’s Incredible India! event at Miller Outdoor Theatre on September 8 showcased two energetic dance troupes from India, one traditional, one contemporary: NADAM (Nathan Academy for Dance and Music), and Stem Dance Kampni. The operative word of the night [...]...

Up a Wall

SPA brings Deborah Colker’s Mix to Houston Society for Performing Arts brings Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker performing their signature work, Mix, on October 12 at Jones Hall. In Mix, an enormous wall becomes a second floor as her über-strong dancer/athletes carry out Colker’s imaginative movement on the vertical plane. Houston audiences [...]...

Frame Dance Productions’ The Black Space

Fresh Arts Coalition’s claustrophobic Spacetaker Gallery made a perfect setting for Frame Dance Productions’ The Black Space, a dance/film/installation work about sorrow and forgiveness choreographed by Lydia Hance. With mascara-dripping eyes, Hance, Kristen Frankiewicz and Jacquelyne Boe each took to the corners [...]...

Review: Madame Butterfly

Amy Fote commands the stage as Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet’s season opener, Madame Butterfly. With Fote’s imminent retirement later this fall, the radiant principal is cherishing every last arabesque, as demonstrated in her masterful performance. There is a completeness present, as if each corner of the choreography has been [...]...