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

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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

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

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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.

Continue Reading →

Dallas DanceFest Returns
Permalink

Dallas DanceFest Returns

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

Continue Reading →

Moving Forward: 50 years of Twyla Tharp
Permalink

Moving Forward: 50 years of Twyla Tharp

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

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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

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

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...

Continue Reading →

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

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.…

Continue Reading →

NobleMotion Dance Circles The Eye of the Storm
Permalink

NobleMotion Dance Circles The Eye of the Storm

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

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Explores The Road More Complicated
Permalink

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Explores The Road More Complicated

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

Continue Reading →

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

Farewell Sweet Prince: Houston Ballet’s Simon Ball Retires

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

Continue Reading →

Moving & Stillness
Permalink

Moving & Stillness

Intimacy, Distance and Defunct Gestures
Permalink

Intimacy, Distance and Defunct Gestures

Festivals on Tap this Summer
Permalink

Festivals on Tap this Summer

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

Continue Reading →

Ten Tiny Reviews
Permalink

Ten Tiny Reviews

An Epic Re-Imagined
Permalink

An Epic Re-Imagined

Marfa Motion
Permalink

Marfa Motion

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

Continue Reading →

Lines of Motion: Laura Gutierrez at Sicardi Gallery
Permalink

Lines of Motion: Laura Gutierrez at Sicardi Gallery

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

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…

Continue Reading →

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

Across the Floor & More: Houston Dance Collective Turns One

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

Continue Reading →

Seeing Sound
Permalink

Seeing Sound

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

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?

Continue Reading →

Three Weekends of Motion
Permalink

Three Weekends of Motion

Ars Lyrica Closes the Season with Alexander’s Feast
Permalink

Ars Lyrica Closes the Season with Alexander’s Feast

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

Continue Reading →

Dancing Toward Home: A’lante Flamenco Explores Displacement
Permalink

Dancing Toward Home: A’lante Flamenco Explores Displacement

Dance and displacement. These two themes merge in A'lante Flamenco's Desplazados, which runs from April…

Continue Reading →

A Farewell to the Y Chromosome: Michelle Ellsworth Returns to the Fusebox Festival
Permalink

A Farewell to the Y Chromosome: Michelle Ellsworth Returns to the Fusebox Festival

Michelle Ellsworth is performing her latest outrageous opus, Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y…

Continue Reading →

A Stunning Romeo and Juliet at Houston Ballet
Permalink

A Stunning Romeo and Juliet at Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet’s new production of Romeo and Juliet is a three-act ballet of striking contrasts.

Continue Reading →

Fresh Works & Five Poems: Ben Stevenson Changes Things Up at Texas Ballet Theater
Permalink
Midtown Motion: METdance Leaps into Spring with Live Music, New Works & More
Permalink

Midtown Motion: METdance Leaps into Spring with Live Music, New Works & More

METdance  with Apollo Chamber Players. Photo by Ben Doyle. Ask any dancer and they’ll tell…

Continue Reading →

New Voices + Cherished Classics
Permalink
Top Ten + Spring Dance Events in Texas
Permalink

Top Ten + Spring Dance Events in Texas

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Genesis performed by Eastman, Antwerp, Belgium and Yabin Studio, Beijing, China.

Continue Reading →

Performania: Impresarios Among Us
Permalink
Dances in a Gallery + People
Permalink

Dances in a Gallery + People

A Festival Homecoming
Permalink

A Festival Homecoming

Spiraling Upward
Permalink

Spiraling Upward

The A+C Top Ten:  February
Permalink

The A+C Top Ten: February