The Front Row

Big Range Dance Festival

Houston-area dancers and choreographers show off their freshest, most innovative stuff at the 9th Annual Big Range Dance Festival. We hear about works inspired by childhood gym class, gender and improvisational techniques from Jennifer Wood of Suchu Dance, Leslie Scates of the University of Houston's Dance Division and Denton-based collaborators, Amanda Jackson and Matthew Cumbie.

Our guets chat with Bob Stevenson.

**Extended version**

Pictured: “Slam School” by Jennifer Wood; photo courtesy of Suchu Dance