Dance

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 [...]...

Power and Paradox

Adele Nickel and Ben Asriel of Liz Gerring Dance Company in she dreams in code.PHOTO: Christopher Duggan, courtesy Jacob's Pillow Dance. Liz Gerring Dance Comp...

Review: NobleMotion Spitting Ether

Lights flash, arc, blind, blink. Arms, legs, faces appear, disappear. Shadows bend, swallow, haunt. Spitting Ether: A Reality Bending Dance, created in collaboration by NobleMotion Dance and lighting designer David J. Deveau, is an evening of light and dance, yes, but perhaps the strongest element of the show is shadow [...]...

High Altitude Dancing

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Over Glow.PHOTO: SHAREN BRADFORD. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to the SPA stage Imagine a ballet company that exists in two cities, do...

Front and Center

Houston Ballet Celebrates Women Choreographers “Ballet is woman,” Balanchine famously proclaimed. Oh really? Some, women in particular, might think differently. Balanchine refers to the supreme role of the ballerina, which is indeed an exalted position in the field. Things did not work out so well when it came to positions of leadership, though [...]...

Review: Jonah Bokaer

Jonah Bokaer Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival August 5, 2012 If I had to label the genre of Jonah Bokaer’s new work, Curtain, premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, I would say it’s a thriller, more in genre of Inception than any garden [...]...

Dancing While Flying

A Visit with Paul Taylor dance Michael Apuzzo I first met Michael Apuzzo while working on a Dance Magazine story. Now in his fifth season at Paul Taylor Dance Company, Apuzzo has written a book, Flying Through Yellow to tell his [...]...

Light & Lemonade

Hope Stone and NobleMotion Rule Houston’s Dance Stages Houston’s August dance scene belongs to Hope Stone Dance and NobleMotion Dance as they offer brave new works for local dance fans. Jane Weiner plans a deconstruction of Mozart’s Requiem, she calls it WRECK-WE-UMMM, while Andy and Dionne Noble combine forces with lighting [...]...