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Big Range Dance Festival

Posted on · Bayou-City choreographers jhon r. stronks, Kristen Frankiewicz and Paola Georgudis [pictured] chat about their dance pieces, which will be featured on the second weekend of the 9th Annual Big Range Dance Festival, a celebration of boundary-breaking, local contemporary dance at the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex.

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Big Range Dance Festival

Posted on · 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.

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Houston MET Dance Company – Sizzling Summer Dance

Posted on · The Houston Metropolitan Dance Company concludes its 15th Anniversary Season with an evening of Sizzling Summer Dance. Directors Michelle Smith and Marlana Walsh-Doyle, preview the program of favorites and the World Première of To the Line by Julie Fox, coming up Friday night at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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The Front Row – Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre

Posted on · And dancer/choreographer Dominic Walsh serves up the third course of his company’s season-long banquet of mixed-repertory modern ballet.  The final program in the series includes the piece, Time Out Of Line, which has the performers creating an abstract painting on the floor, with their feet, as they dance...  

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The Front Row – Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble

Posted on · We have a full-out studio performance by trumpeter Tim Hagans and his group, Subversive Jazz. The band provides the live sound-environment for KATSU, a new dance-piece that the Michele Brangwen Contemporary Dance Ensemble will première in two performances Sunday at FotoFest's Vine Street Galleries. Ms. Brangwen tells us about her latest choreographic creation; the title of which, KATSU, is the Zen word for "roar"...

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The Front Row – Earthen Vessels: The Sandra Organ Dance Company

Posted on · Director Sandra Organ Solis previews Luck of the Draw, her Earthen Vessels Dance Company's Black History Month production. It's coming up the next two weekends at the Barnevelder Theater downtown. Luck of the Draw features dances inspired by the music of Scott Joplin and Billy Taylor...

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The Front Row – Dominic Walsh Dance Theater

Posted on · Artistic Director Dominic Walsh previews his dance theater's winter repertory program, which the company presents tomorrow night through Saturday at the Hobby Center. Second Course features a World Premiere by Dominic Walsh, co-conceived by Houston poet, Addie Tsai; it's a collaborative, psychological dance-drama called Victor Frankenstein...

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The Front Row – Travesty Dance Group

Posted on · Dancer-choreographer Karen Stokes previews the lecture-demonstration-video-and-performance, Framing Dance, that her Travesty Dance Group is going to present Wednesday evening at Zilkha Hall. It's an audience-participatory program designed to give those who attend, the tools they need to better comprehend and appreciate contemporary dance in all of its many styles and variations...