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Barnstorm Dance Fest Celebrates Houston’s Diverse Dance Scene And The Alley Theatre Presents Action-Packed “Three Musketeers”

Movement, adventure, stunts! A local dance festival offers a mix of experimental, contemporary and cross-cultural works, and a swashbuckling musketeer stops by the studio.


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In this episode of "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Catherine Lu chats with Mollie Haven Miller, executive director of Dance Source Houston, about the 5th Annual Barnstorm Dance Fest. The festival is curated by members of the local dance community (this year's panel: Elijah Alhadji Gibson, Sue Schroeder and Janie Yao), who selected works that reflect the diverse identities and dance forms in Houston and beyond.

Ernie Manouse talks to Seth Andrew Bridges, one of the musketeers in the Alley Theatre's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers. The New York-based actor and stunt performer is making his Alley Theatre debut while starring as "Porthos" in the company's 2018-19 season finale production.

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Music used in the dance segment: Excerpt from score to Kalpana Subbarao’s "Kathak – Flamenco / A celebration of cultures" by Kalpana Subbarao, Edith Niño, Shyama Mishra, Abhishek Balakrishnan, Jason Zinn, Jeremías García and Irma La Paloma.


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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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