HIVE Application

A choreography lab opportunity
Do you have an upcoming choreographic project?
Do you want bodies, time and space to explore your movement ideas?
Apply to be a part of the HIVE, a collaboration of Dance Source Houston and Houston Ballet. Selected choreographers will lead a choreography lab open to the dance community on February 17, March 31 or April 28. Dancers will sign up to take part in the session and the choreographer will offer participants a glimpse into their process of developing work during the 3 hour workshop. 

Applications are due November 1, 2018.

Choreographer Elibigility:
- Has a current DSH membership (Join at!)
- Has a project in development 
- Lives and works in the Greater Houston region

Choreographer Benefits:
- 3 hours in one of Houston Ballet's studios
- Access to a group of dancers
- Exposure through marketing by HB and DSH
- Fees from HIVE participants

Apply HERE!
Due Date: Nov 1, 2018
Contact Name: Mollie Miller
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Mind The Gap

Call for choreographers!

Now in it’s third year, Mind The Gap showcases works by DSH members who are good candidates for future self-presenting at MATCH. Creating performance opportunities for local dancemakers, Mind The Gap also provides participants with support in production planning and management. The program, a collaboration between DSH and MATCH, is designed to support artists, at any point in their career, who seek additional support and guidance to improve their production skills.

Remaining Mind The Gap performances for the 2018-19 season have been scheduled for December 4, January 15 and March 5. Choreographers may only present on one 2018-19 MTG program. For the December 4 and January 15 performances, works submitted should be 6-10 minutes in length. A maximum of 7 works will be selected on a first come, first serve basis for applicants who successfully complete their application and are members in good standing. The March performance will offer choreographers an opportunity to show more developed works of 12-20 minutes. A maximum of 4 works will be selected on a first come, first serve basis for applicants who successfully complete their application and are members in good standing.

Applications from all genres are encouraged for all performance opportunities. Applications for each date will close once the maximum number of applications from members in good standing are received. Applications will be reviewed for completion on a weekly basis and applicants will be notified on and ongoing basis of their acceptance.

Due Date: Dec 1, 2018
Contact Name: Mollie Miller
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Encuentro Flamenco Internacional/ International Flamenco Show

Experience a night of high drama, passion, and artistry with Houston's own Mercy Renteria of Undebel Flamenco! Support MECA's local arts initiatives over wine and tapas while enjoying this traditional art form featuring world famous Spanish star Ivan Vargas, performing in Texas for the first time. Representing centuries of history, flamenco blends Andalusian, Iberian, Arab, and Romani culture into one spectacular show with live vocals, live music, and highly technical dancing. Witness the splendor in person and become part of the spectacle with your own audience participation- clapping, cheering, and loud "Ole"s encouraged! 

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Sep 29, 2018
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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Horse Head presents ADVANCE MAN by Abe Koogler

A one night only, daring staged "reading"

Horse Head Theatre Co. Presents

ADVANCE MAN by Abe Koogler

Directed by Rachael Logue

CSz Houston (Comedy Sportz), 2201 Preston St., Houston 77003

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 8pm

Bear Creek is a small, sleepy town; but when rumors spread that the President is coming, the townsfolk spring to life. Marcy, the local paper’s summer intern, is determined to break the story -- but try as she might, no one can answer to the who what when where and how of the President’s arrival, and certainly not the why. But when Marcy meets Advance Man, a mysterious suit who may or may not work for or against the President, Marcy suspects she’s been asking the wrong questions. Ripe with experimental language, movement and absurdism, ADVANCE MAN is a new dark comedy exploring what it means to be a politically-engaged American.

Horse Head Theatre Co. (HH) is proud to continue our 9th Season with a free staged reading of ADVANCE MAN by Abe Koogler at Comedy Sportz  (2201 Preston St., Houston 77003) on Monday October 8, 2018 at 8pm, directed by Rachael Logue. Featuring a cast of eleven actors; modern dancers from Frame Dance, choreographed by Lydia Hance; live original music and foley sound by Alli Villines (Horse Head’s We’re Gonna Die); and live lighting by J. Mitchell Cronin; Horse Head continues their 2018 experiment for what a staged reading could be. 

Going above and beyond, Horse Head has secured permission to present ADVANCE MAN with selected design elements, performance conventions and most importantly, a fully-formed production vision. This isn’t your average “staged reading,” it’s more like an invited technical rehearsal. In his author’s note, Koogler warns readers to leave their expectations at the door: ADVANCE MAN “might just as well be called a song with movement. Or a dance piece with words. Or a symphony with narrative elements. In other words, it might be called something other than a play.”  

Admission: Free  

Presented in collaboration with Frame Dance Productions. 

Concessions generously sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

ADVANCE MAN was developed at UT-Austin’s UT New Theatre series. 

Recommended for ages 13+ for mature themes. Persons under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Oct 8, 2018
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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Brazilian Beats

Fusion of Brazilian and Cuban New Music, Dance and Art

Brazilian Beats features a world premiere by legendary Cuban composer Leo Brouwer inspired by the majestic mountains of Brazil. The journey continues with music by Brazilian-born film composer Marcelo Zarvos, and we collaborate with METdance and Houston Ballet artists in the premiere of a newly-choreographed set of string quartets by Brazilian composer Villa Lobos and Maestro Brouwer. Featuring a new canvas painting by Brazilian-born, Houston artist Tony Paraná, commissioned for this program.


  • Leo Brouwer: String Quartet No. 6 "Nostalgia de las montañas"
    20x2020 No. 15 | WORLD PREMIERE 
  • Marcelo Zarvos: Nepomuk’s Dances string quartet
  • Villa Lobos/Brouwer: Selections from String Quartet Nos. 3, 5 & 6

METdance: Marlana Doyle, choreographer; Andres Blust-Mommaerts and Dwain Travis 
Houston Ballet: Monica Gomez and Estheysis Menendez

Come early for a Q&A with the artists and Dr. Howard Pollack, UH musicologist 



Sep 29, 2018
7:30pm Pre-concert Q&A *Millennial Special!* All those between 21-35 years of age receive a FREE DRINK voucher to be used at MATCH concessions/bar.  Parking available in MIDMAIN or on street. 
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Introduction to Flamenco Workshop


Introduction to Flamenco Workshops

Oct 7-Nov 11 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM  

Back by popular demand, instructor Ana Maria Barcelo will teach a six-week Introduction to Flamenco Workshop October 7 through November 11 at 3:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Students will learn basic movements of hands and arms (braceo), body alignment, compass, as well as the first combinations of footwork techniques (zapateo). In addition students will learn the basic variation of body turns (giros) and the rhythm and the structure of the different flamenco styles. They will learn a short choreography using all these elements.

Students should wear comfortable clothes (gym clothes). Women should bring a long skirt and students need flamenco shoes. A link will be provided to buy shoes. The class is designed for people with little or no previous Flamenco experience.

About the Instructor

Ana Maria Barcelo began taking ballet classes when she was 3 years-old in her native country Puerto Rico. As her passion for dance grew, she began flamenco classes with Antonio Santaella, a renowned Spanish dancer from Granada. She performed in his company “Mosaico Almudejar.”

To improve her flamenco skills, Barcelo has been frequently traveling to Spain to take classes in prestigious flamenco schools. With over 15 years of performing and teaching experience, her energetic and joyful dance is the culmination of extensive training under the guidance of expert flamenco figures such as Alfonso Losa, Maria Juncal, and El Farru among many others.

$54 Members | $81 Public

Oct 7, 2018 to Nov 11, 2018
$54 for members and $81 for public.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Master Class and Informal Studio Showing with Ido Tadmor

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Class  
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Showing                   
In collaboration with the Israeli Office of Cultural Affairs, Ido Tadmor, former Artistic Director of Israel’s Ballet and an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer will teach and practice, classic ballet technique or contemporary dance skills based on works from his repertoire.

Fee: $15 

Free | Informal Studio Showing of Ido Tadmor’s Work

RSVP to to make your reservation.

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest and Houston Ballet.

Oct 13, 2018
2:00 pm
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Introduction to Bollywood Workshop

Introduction to Bollywood

Thursday, Oct 4 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Instructor: Nabeel Jawad

Nabeel teaches a fun Bollywood dance routine. No Bollywood dance experience required. Be ready to move your body and sweat, we’re gonna have fun!

Wear comfortable clothes you can move around in, just like going to a gym!

Nabeel JawadAbout the Instructor

Nabeel Jawad is an enthusiastic dancer from Houston who is trained in Bollywood dance. He has danced across the nation performing competitively and loves to be on stage!

Some of his hobbies include playing piano, kickboxing, and hiking. Nabeel is known for his fun, energetic way of teachings Bollywood and loves to encourage everyone to have a good time!

$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door

Oct 4, 2018
$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the doore
7:00 pm
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Burly Q Lounge: The Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! Showgirls! The Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE show is back! Join us as we transform Warehouse Live into the naughty speakeasy your grandparents never told you about! We bring you hours of sexy comedy featuring local and touring burlesque beauties, standup comics, musicians, showgirls, games, circus tricks, and so much more! 

Every show is a TOTALLY new line-up, each event a BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE! 

The September 14th show will feature Ruby Joule Burlesque (Austin burlesque), Honey Moonpie (Houston burlesque) John Wayne Comunale (Houston musician and writer), Chris Amerson (Houston sideshow),and Joy Gracey (Houston burlesque)! The show will be hosted by KiKi Maroon and The Burly Qutie Showgirls- Wynter Harlow, Piper Daily, Melissa Lynch, Devinn Laurell White, and Harpy Diem

It's going to be an epic show, so

Sep 14, 2018
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Join METdance for its Season Kickoff at Discovery Green® -- Free dance performance scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6

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Lindsay Peyton
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METdancewill start its 23rdseason with an evening of extraordinary dance performances under the stars. 

The “Season Kickoff”is slated for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Discovery Green®, 1500 McKinney. 

“This is a perfect way for the entire family to experience the excitement and joy of dance,”METdance artistic director Marlana Doyle said. “And it’s completely free of charge.”

The nonprofit’s 23rdseason, “Better Together,” celebrates the great heights that can be reached by working together. Performances will highlight the company’s dynamic work as an ensemble, focusing on the themes of connection, collaboration and partnership.  

“We believe our efforts as a team provide the freedom to explore the infinite possibilities that dance can express,” Doyle said. “The season will feature works generated from deep collaborative efforts, pieces dependent upon emotional and physical connectedness and the development of athletic, yet sensitive partnering.”


“Season Kickoff” will feature audience favorites from Robbie MooreChristian Denice, 2018 Emerging Choreographer awardee Tsai Hsi Hungand an excerpt from a forthcoming piece by Joshua Manculich.  


The program will include a guest appearance by MET too Youth Company, which provides young dancers with rigorous training focused on preparing them for dance programs at universities and a professional career in dance performance.  


The MET too dancers work closely with an impressive array of successful and award-winning choreographers and dance artists.  


There will also be a pre-show site-specific work in themoonGARDEN. 


Sponsors for the event include Discovery Green®, Runaway Productions, City of Houston, Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, E & G Amish Furniture and Dance USA. 


METdance has excited, inspired, and educated audiences through its unique blend of contemporary concert dance performances and community outreach for more than 20 years. 

Founded in 1995, METdance pursues a mission to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through world-class instruction and performance. The nonprofitis funded by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc. and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. 

The company has traveled across the U.S., impressing critics and audiences alike while performing works by some of the most influential and talented choreographers in dance.

METdance also has a strong community outreach program, including its educational "Swing, Jive, Pop" performances. The shows incorporate history, fashion, music and the arts, while the company dances through the eras of the 1930s Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950s, grooves into the 1970s and ends with the Hip Hop music of today.

The company’s home base, the METdance Center, now serves as Houston's second-largest dance training space, offering comprehensive training in multiple disciplines to students of all experience levels, ages 3 and older.

Season ticket packages are available through Oct. 15, priced at $105 per person for one ticket to all five ticketed performances, as well as invitations to open company rehearsals and special events. There is an option to add on MET too Youth Company tickets for $15 each to the season package. 

For more information about METdance and the upcoming season, visit


About METdance

Founded in 1995, METdance strives to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through formal instruction and performance. With professional and youth dance companies, as well as a strong community outreach program, METdance is a leader in the vitality and diversity of Houston’s dance community. The METdance company has traveled across the U.S. to perform works by influential and talented choreographers. Helmed by founder and Executive Director Michelle Smith and Artistic Director Marlana Doyle, the company is the sister organization to the METdance Center, which opened the doors to a newly renovated facility in May 2013 in Houston’s Midtown district. For more information, visit




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