METdance presents “Moving Myths”

METdance will also showcase “Moving Myths” at 2
p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Midtown Arts and Theatre Complex Houston
(MATCH), 3400 Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Children 3 and under (this includes sleeping babies) are not allowed in the


The performance features captivating legends from all over the world
in a magical interlude of storytelling.


“Moving Myths” was developed and written exclusively for METdance by
playwright, educator and novelist Elizabeth A. M. Keel.


“Moving Myths” features expressive movement and design to stimulate
audience imagination and thought, while interactive portions of the performance
will be physically engaging.  Focusing on themes of courage, characters
such as the Candle Fairy, the Rainbow Crow and the North Wind will expose
students to strong heroic ideas such as standing up to bullies, taking care of
one’s family, fighting for love and facing danger.

Nov 18, 2017
$10 for adults and $5 for children. Children 3 and under (this includes sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theatre.
2:00 pm
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Urban Ballet

Back by popular demand!

Violence erupts at a white nationalist march in Charlottesville,  football players take a knee during the national anthem, unarmed black men are killed during traffic stops, and our justice system locks up disproportionate numbers of black Americans. Racial injustices that have been buried and racial tensions that have been ignored are coming to a head in today’s America, and Urban Ballet takes a look at part of that experience from the perspective of the African Americans living it. Funded in part by Mayor Sylvester Turner’s City Initiative Grant, and inspired by the music of 2pac, Sherese Campbell’s Urban Ballet seeks to tell the story of black culture in America through jazz, hip-hop, modern, pointe and tap.  City Dance Company and guest hip-hop artists create a fusion of styles complex enough to portray the issues. The dance is punctuated and enhanced by the spoken word poetry of Deonte Scott, the DJing skills of KleanCutt of the Kracker Nutzz,  and a video collage.

Nov 16, 2017 to Nov 18, 2017
$20 online; $25 at the door
7:30 pm
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Internationally Acclaimed Dancing, Free of Charge – Courtesy of METdance Houston contemporary dance company kicks off its 22nd season, Saturday, Oct. 7

METdance is starting its new season with an evening of free dance performances under the stars. 

The “Season Kickoff” concert is slated for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Discovery Green Conservancy, located at 1500 McKinney. 

The nonprofit’s 22nd season, “Where the Heart Is,” will highlight both new and repertory works created by artists who have resided in Texas, with programming inspired by the concept of home.

“We’re celebrating the exceptional talent of our home-grown choreographers and regional artists,” METdance artistic director Marlana Doyle said. “We are presenting and honoring acclaimed Houston-based talent and showcasing the next generation of local choreographers and dancers – as well as outstanding Texas-based dance and arts groups.”

“Season Kickoff” will feature performances of work by choreographers Joshua L. PeughCamille A. Brown and the 2017 Emerging Choreographer awardee, Hattie Haggard, along with an appearance by the METdance youth company, MET too. 

Peugh is the founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Joshua moved to South Korea to join Universal Ballet Company. Since then, he has created work for festivals in Asia, Europe and North America.

He has won multiple awards for choreography in Korea, Japan, Canada and the U.S. He recently received the “Grand Prize” at the McCallum Theatre’s 18th annual Choreography Festival. He has been chosen as one of “Dance Magazine‘s” 2015 “25 to Watch,” and was named “an important discovery” by “The New York Times.” In addition, Peugh has been commissioned to create for BODYTRAFFIC, BalletX, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Whim W’Him and Company E.

Brown, a native of Queens, NY, serves as artistic director of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, a company striving to instill cultural curiosity, introspection and reflection in its audiences by providing outreach activities to students and young adults, as well as incarcerated women and men.

Brown has earned a long and impressive list of awards and accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, four Princess Grace Awards and most recently a 2016 Bessie nomination for “Outstanding Production” for “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play.”

Her work has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Complexions and Urban Bush Women, among others, with theater credits as choreographer that include “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Broadway, and Jonathan Larson’s “tick, tick…BOOM!” starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Haggard is a former dancer and choreographer with Thodos Dance Chicago. She studied at SMU, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Complexions, the Bolshoi Academy and ImpulzTans in Vienna and has performed work by Joost Vrouenraets, Mel Tomlinson, Antony Tudor and Joshua L. Peugh.

Her world premiere piece is titled “Are you cading me?” and explores the potential frustrations of playing arcade games.

“I have always enjoyed creating fun dances,” she said. “It’s important to me that my audience knows that dance can include familiar concepts. Some of my favorite pieces I’ve created have been about control freaks in the kitchen, cowboys frying bacon in the nude and this piece about arcade games.”

Founded in 1995, METdance pursues a mission to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through world-class instruction and performance. The nonprofit is 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. 

For more information about METdance and the upcoming 22nd season, visit

Oct 7, 2017
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
8:00pm free
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Open Call for the 12th Arte Laguna Prize

International art competition: apply now to win art residencies, prize money, personal exhibitions
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art
competition aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest
stands out in the global art scene for the variety of its partnerships and
opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real
springboard for the artists’ career. 
9 Contest categories:
painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short
films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and this year's new
entry, urban art.

The theme is free and there are no age
or nationality restrictions
The international jury will select 115 artists for:

- the final exhibition in Venice in March 2018

- 5 cash prizes of € 7,000 each

- publication in the official catalogue

The Prize international Partners will select the
winners among all the participants for:

- 3 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries

- 3 collaborations with companies and promotion platforms

- 11 Art Residencies

- participation in 3 International Festivals end exhibitions

- 1 Sustainability and Art Prize >>
ENTRIES OPEN  UNTIL 16.11.2017 >>

Prize money

€ 7.000,00

€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation | Virtual Art

€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art | Digital Graphics

€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Short Films | Performance

€ 7.000,00 Land Art | Urban Art

Artist in Gallery Prizes

Realization of 3 personal exhibitions in
international Art Galleries including: set-up, grant of € 500 and a dedicated
digital catalogue.

Galerie Isabelle
Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany

Galeria Fernando
Santos, Porto Portugal

Chelouche Gallery
for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel


Development of creative projects to support

ARS (Art Reuse
Sustainability) of glass

Prize of 3,000 Euro for the winning project that enhances glass as part of the
RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).

Artist in Residence Prizes

Art Residency programs in Italy and abroad in
order to provide a space and time to experience a new culture, create new works
and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.
San Francisco Art Residency, San
Francisco USA

The Art Department - Casa dell’Arte
International Artists' Residency, Bodrum Turkey

GLO'ART, Lanaken Belgium

Espronceda, Barcelona Spain

Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata

Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice

Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy

Arte Sella, Trentino Italy

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Maradiva Cultural Residency,
Flic-en-Flac Mauritius

Murano Art Glass
Residency, Murano Venice, Italy

Business for Art Prizes

with companies meant to connect creativity with craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship, Padua Italy
: Prize of
2,000 Euro for the winning product design for a vase which will contain at
least one noble metal sheet, and realization of the project.

Biafarin, Canada: 12 Gold Membership
Packages for 12 artists, 12 Biafarin Blue Membership Packages. Prize of US$ 4,000
to 4 selected artists (Each US$ 1,000)

: Promotion of 1 artist through the platform
and the services of the portal For the
finalist artists
: a
free Platinum account, for 1 year

3 Festivals & Exhibitions

International collaborations with Festivals
and Organizations to create a network where artists, visibility, and new
projects meet.

Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia: participation in the Festival and 7-day stay

Art Nova 100, Beijing China: exhibition of the 10 finalist videos in Summer

Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy: participation
in the exhibition for 1 month


The major collective exhibition will take
place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2018: 30
works of painting, 25 sculptures and installations, 25 works of photographic
art, 10 videos, 5 land art works, 5 works of urban art, 5 works of virtual art,
5 works of digital graphics, 5 performances.which will be performed live during
the exhibition’s opening ceremony.


The selection of the submitted artworks will
be made by an international jury composed of 11 members subdivided into the
contest categories. 

Igor Zanti
(Italy, Curator and
Art Critic)


Domenico De Chirico (Italy, Independent Curator)

Caroline Corbetta (Italy, Independent Curator)

Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice)

Nicolangelo Gelormini (Italy, Film Director)

Emanuele Montibeller (Italy, Artistic Director of Arte Sella in Trentino)

Simone Pallotta (Italy, Curator of public and urban art)

Nadim Samman (Great Britain, Curator and Art Historian)

Manuel Segade (Spain, Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid)

Ekaterina Shcherbakova (Russia, Independent Curator and Art Critic)

Eva Wittocx (Belgium, Senior Curator at M-Museum in Lovanio)


NOW >>>

tel. +39 041 5937242

Due Date: Nov 17, 2017
Contact Name: Sara Tortato
Phone: +390415937242
Fee: 55 euro per work submitted. Reduced fee for Under 25 artists is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Burly Q Lounge: Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music!

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge is a vaudevillian Varie-TEASE show unlike any other. Join us as we transform Warehouse Live Houston into the naughty speakeasy your grandparents never told you about! Every month’s show is new and different featuring local and touring burlesque beauties, standup comics, musicians, showgirls, games, circus tricks, and so much more! 

Full line up and dates available at

The September 15th show will feature Bunny Buxom (New York Burlesque), RyanAdam Wells (Houston Musician), Nox Falls (Amarillo Burlesque), Nick T'Vegan (Houston Burlesque), The Brothers VaudeKill Chris and Chris (Houston Sideshow), Honey Moonpie (co-host,) Kiki Maroon and The Burly Q Lounge Showgirls! 

Sep 15, 2017
Doors at 7 | Show at 8
7:00 pm
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Midtown Mixer!

One Night Only~ Help out METdance!!

Join us at METdance for our first ever MidtownMixer This one night only event will feature the musical stylings of Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-Evolution, hot beats by DJ Sweft, and special performances by Phoenix Kardashian Paris and Mocca Bonné. Admission includes great food and drinks and you'll have the opportunity to bid on exciting silent auction items, try delicious food truck cuisine, and much more!! All proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the wonderful community programming that you've come to love from METdance. You won't want to miss this special event, so come dance the night away with us! Space in limited...get your tickets early! 

Aug 19, 2017
After party hosted by Dogwood Bar!2403 Bagby Houston, TX 77006$5 Deep Eddy Specials- All Flavors until Midnight!
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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"The Art of My Soul"

It is finally here! Crystal Lallego first ever Solo Art Exhibit and Birthday Celebration. Crystal will exhibit all her current and new paintings. Besides the paintings on canvas, Crystal will showcase her custom painted purses with a fashion show. Remember this is a Red Carpet Theme event, so make sure to dress to impress.


- Exquisite fine art by Crystal Lallego
- Live music by Nicole Aimi and Kathryn Rose

- Dance performance by "Team Rose"
- Fashion Show with painted purses by Crystal Lallego.
- Food trucks
- Free & Open to the public
- Plenty of on site Parking
- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres
- Drinks served by AR Bartending Service.

Aug 26, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
6:00 pm to 1:00 am

KĀVYA: Poetry in Motion

Silambam Houston invites you to experience humanity's shared stories through a beautiful confluence of poetry, music and dance.

Silambam Houston is the city's premiere organization dedicated to the promotion and demystification of the Indian Classical Arts. Through performance pieces steeped in technical tradition set in contemporary narratives, the Silambam Houston Dance Company (SHDC) shares the ancient artistic traditions of India with modern and multicultural audiences. 

SHDC's fourth original production explores the human experience in six thematic acts: New Beginnings, Wanderlust, Nostalgia, Woman, Loss, and Inclusion.

In each theme, poetry from every age and from across the globe is heard in native languages and is interpreted through the expressive Indian dance forms Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Odissi along with modern dance segments. An original score composed of global musical influences creates a stunning backdrop for this deeply moving, deeply connective performance.

KĀVYA: Poetry in Motion will run approximately 75 minutes, and people of all ages are encouraged to come enjoy this family friendly performance!

Learn more about SHDC and KĀVYA at
While you're there, sign up for our mailing list or follow Silambam Houston's Facebook page to see exclusive making-of content leading up to the premiere of the show!

Aug 19, 2017
KĀVYA: Poetry in Motion is showing twice in one day. The afternoon showing is at 3:30 pm, and the evening showing is at 6:30 pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $17.00, and tickets purchased at the door are $22.00.
Tickets purchased in advance: $17.00, Tickets purchased at the door: $22.00
3:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:
3:30 pm and 6:30 pm, $17 - $22
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HIVE Applications for Dancemakers

A collaboration between Dance Source Houston and Houston Ballet, HIVE offers Houston area dancemakers a choreography lab opportunity. We provide the space, time, and movers to help you embark on you choreographic exploration. Submit a proposal for a 2 hour timeslot in one of Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance studios to experiment with movement ideas with a group of 25 local dancers. Dancers will be 18 years or older and at the advanced/professional level. Class is $5 for attendees, which goes to the choreographer.

Application requirements:
Selections will be made with a focus on clarity of plan to use resources provided by HIVE, a detailed project timeline, and clearly defined artistic development process.
Applicants must be Dance Source Houston members.
Dancemakers of all genres and techniques are encouraged to apply.

Three dates for the inaugural HIVE season have been set for September 24, October 22, and November 19 from 2-4pm. The deadline to apply for one of the fall dates is August 1, 2017. Apply here.
Due Date: Aug 1, 2017 is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

NobleMotion 2 Audition

Texas Academy of Dance Arts
25803 Hanna Rd, #501
The Woodlands 77385

Audition August 7
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Check in/Introductions
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Audition
8:00 PM -8:30 PM – Parent Informational Meeting

Register online for the audition today! Audition Fee: $30

NMD2 is a Pre-Professional Level Company for dancers ages 13 to 17.

The focus of NMD2 is to cultivate the necessary artistic skills and professional excellence of dancers to prepare them for college/professional careers.

Students will train extensively, learn NobleMotion Repertory, and perform locally in the Houston area. We recommend that NMD2 members belong to a dance studio and train weekly in Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance forms.

We suggest dancers take classes in all styles of dance to be as versatile as possible. Dancers have the responsibility of maintaining their OWN training to ensure they will perform to the best of their ability.

Both NMD2 classes and rehearsals will be held weekly on Sundays from 4-7 PM at Texas Academy of Dance Arts (TADA) located at 26803 Hanna Rd #501 Oak Ridge North, Texas 77385.

Benefits of NMD2 include: 

Performing at The Hobby Center and The MATCH in Downtown Houston;
 Receiving mentorship from NMD artistic directors and company members;
 Learning NMD repertory and original dance works;
Receiving classes in classical and contemporary styles of dance;
Gaining exposure into NMD’s creative process;
Participating in mock audition and receive feedback from artistic staff;
Building dance/college resume with community outreach performances;
and more!
Due Date: Aug 7, 2017
Fee: $30 is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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