Dance

True Texas Spirit

Stanton Welch has transformed Houston Ballet into a leading force in the dance world. Artistic director Stanton Welch looks at home in Houston Ballet’s airy ne...

The New Crop

The Ecology of Houston’s Emerging Choreographers In the decade since I first came ashore on Houston’s dance scene, I’ve experienced how rapidly this particular dance performance landscape and its inhabitants evolve and regenerate. Where artists have pruned or redirected their energies, new growth is [...]...

Review: Context

Brit Wallis, Jacquelyne Boe, Ashley Horn, Kristen Frankiewicz and Alex Soares pictured. Photo by Bruce Aleksander. Frame Dance Productions May 13, 2012 Critics...

Contemporary Flamenco 101

A Visit with Niurca Márquez Niurca Márquez is a contemporary Flamenco dancer who is part of an ongoing evolution of this world dance form. She holds a BA in Da...

Lar Lubovitch Comes to Pink at the Brown

“Pink at the Brown,” the annual gala benefiting the Pink Ribbons Project, always includes a delicious line-up of offerings from the city’s downtown arts organizations, including the Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, Da Camera and more. Led by Event Chair Shawn Stephens and Artistic Chair Shelly Power, this event will [...]...

Dance in Context

Frame Dance Turns Two The name Frame Dance Productions has chosen for itself represents more than a shorthand reference to the frame of the body, bringing to m...

Disappearing Acts

Jonah Bokaer responds to Lee Ufan For some, dance’s ephemeral quality is a problem. For Jonah Bokaer, it’s a choreographic challenge that drives the engine of his work, and often poses questions of time, space, objects [...]...

Made in America and Beyond

Houston Ballet Blurs the Boundaries Does it matter where a ballet is made? Houston Ballet’s trio of works under the banner of Made in America, followed by Giselle and Romeo & Juliet, offer a rich discussion of regionalism in ballet [...]...