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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Dark Circles, MADBOOTS and other Texas Ties to the Pillow
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Dark Circles, MADBOOTS and other Texas Ties to the Pillow

When Dallas' Dark Circles Contemporary Dancers took Jacob's Pillow's storied Inside/Out stage on a breezy…

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Talent, Training, Festivals & More: Fueling Contemporary Dance in Texas
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Talent, Training, Festivals & More: Fueling Contemporary Dance in Texas

In Texas, as in most other regions, funds for contemporary dance are spread thinly, even…

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Moving Back to Move Forward: Dancestry Illuminates Modern Dance History
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Moving Back to Move Forward: Dancestry Illuminates Modern Dance History

Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller, Erick Hawkins: Dance aficionados recognize these late choreographers as having played…

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Choreographic Connections: MacMillan, Bruce and Smith open Houston Ballet’s Fall Season
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Choreographic Connections: MacMillan, Bruce and Smith open Houston Ballet’s Fall Season

The relationship between a dance company and a choreographer is a delicate thing.

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Dallas DanceFest Returns
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Dallas DanceFest Returns

The second Dallas DanceFest will again bring together 20 troupes and soloists for three days…

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Moving Forward: 50 years of Twyla Tharp
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Moving Forward: 50 years of Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp is undoubtedly one of the most important and influential choreographers of our time.

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A Hunchback, a Queso Fountain and a Whale: Spring/Summer Season Standouts
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A Hunchback, a Queso Fountain and a Whale: Spring/Summer Season Standouts

The Spring/Summer season has come and gone, and there were plenty of outstanding performances and…

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Moving Up: A Conversation with Houston Ballet’s Jared Matthews
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Moving Up: A Conversation with Houston Ballet’s Jared Matthews

Stanton Welch promoted Houston native Jared Matthews to the rank of principal dancer after his…

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Tsuru at Asia Society Makes its Mark as an Elegant Chamber Ballet
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Tsuru at Asia Society Makes its Mark as an Elegant Chamber Ballet

The Elements Come to Life in Houston Ballet’s Morris, Welch & Kylián
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The Elements Come to Life in Houston Ballet’s Morris, Welch & Kylián

Houston Ballet touched on all the elements in their final mixed repertory of the season...

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When It Comes To Social Media, Houston Ballet Is #Instasavvy
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When It Comes To Social Media, Houston Ballet Is #Instasavvy

Harper Watters. Photo by Jordan Matter. Social media is transparent, immediate, and it evolves rapidly.…

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NobleMotion Dance Circles The Eye of the Storm
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NobleMotion Dance Circles The Eye of the Storm

Are you ready, Houston? Another storm is blowing through, and this time, NobleMotion Dance is…

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Dance Source Houston Delivers a Flurry of Dance in the Inaugural Barnstorm Festival
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Dance Source Houston Delivers a Flurry of Dance in the Inaugural Barnstorm Festival

DSH artist in residence Alisa Mittin and Jhon Stronks in reality monitoring. Photo by Lynn…

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Kathy Dunn Hamrick Explores The Road More Complicated
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Kathy Dunn Hamrick Explores The Road More Complicated

Austin-based modern dance choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick knew it was time to take the road…

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Farewell Sweet Prince: Houston Ballet’s Simon Ball Retires
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Farewell Sweet Prince: Houston Ballet’s Simon Ball Retires

Houston Ballet principal Simon Ball takes his final bow as the season draws to a…

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Moving & Stillness
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Moving & Stillness

Intimacy, Distance and Defunct Gestures
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Intimacy, Distance and Defunct Gestures

Festivals on Tap this Summer
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Festivals on Tap this Summer

Hundreds of hoofers converge to shed wood at the Lone Star State’s top tap dance…

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Ten Tiny Reviews
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Ten Tiny Reviews

An Epic Re-Imagined
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An Epic Re-Imagined

Marfa Motion
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Marfa Motion

Marfa Live Arts presents the Lower Left Performance Collective in Secondary Surface Rendered

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Lines of Motion: Laura Gutierrez at Sicardi Gallery
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Lines of Motion: Laura Gutierrez at Sicardi Gallery

In Deep: Karen Stokes Takes Us Backstage at Allen’s Landing
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In Deep: Karen Stokes Takes Us Backstage at Allen’s Landing

Karen Stokes Dance, in collaboration with University of Houston Interdisciplinary students, recently premiered Backstage at…

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Across the Floor & More: Houston Dance Collective Turns One
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Across the Floor & More: Houston Dance Collective Turns One

Never underestimate the power of three determined modern dancers who cherish their morning class.

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Seeing Sound
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Seeing Sound

Re-envisioning A Streetcar Named Desire: The Scottish Ballet stops in SA and Houston
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Re-envisioning A Streetcar Named Desire: The Scottish Ballet stops in SA and Houston

Does the steamy story of Stella, Stanley and Blanche DuBois make compelling dance theater?

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Three Weekends of Motion
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Three Weekends of Motion

Ars Lyrica Closes the Season with Alexander’s Feast
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Ars Lyrica Closes the Season with Alexander’s Feast

Nancy Wozny visits with Ars Lyrica artistic director Matthew Dirst on Handel, Baroque dance and…

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