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Fringe Festival Offers a Break from the Ordinary Theater, Dance and Art

Posted on · Houston's 8th annual Fringe Festival kicks off tomorrow (Sept. 23, 2015). The event in Houston's East End will feature more than 20 original theater, dance, music, film and performance art works. But just what is "fringe?" To help explain — and tell us more about what festival-goers can expect to experience — we talk with […]

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Why Aren’t There More Ballet Dancers of Color? Discussing Diversity in Dance

Posted on · Ballet has found itself struggling to keep up with the times when it comes to diversifying. For more than 200 years, ballet positions like the arabesque and Plié have endured almost unchanged, but today the dancers performing these moves are no longer always white. Houston, which prides itself on being the most diverse city in […]

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Who Needs Therapy or Antidepressants When There’s…Swing Dancing

Posted on · This weekend (March 12-15) swing dancers will converge on Houston for Lindyfest Lone Star Championships, a dance competition, workshop and overall excuse to do dances like the Lindy Hop, the Charleston and the Balboa. You might remember the surge in swing dancing's popularity in the late 1990s, but Houston Matters' Michael Hagerty visited local dance […]