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Dance Source Houston Programs Information Sessions

Learn More About Dance Source Houston's Programs

Join Dance Source Houston for a series of information sessions that will offer an overview of our current programs and services including performance opportunities, grants, community convenings, marketing support and more. Dancers, choreographers, company leaders, dance educators and arts administrators from all dance genres are encouraged to attend. A total of 6 sessions will be held at locations around Greater Houston between December 2018 - February 2019. Please RSVP at the links below so we can estimate attendance.

December 9 | 3-5pm | Creative Crossings, 16305 Kensington Drive, Suite 270, Sugar Land, TX 77479 – RSVP
December 14 | 12-2pm | Sirrom Studio, 9803 Stella Link (Inside World Dance Experience), Houston, TX 77025 – RSVP

Details for January and February 2019 info sessions coming soon!

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at danceinfo@dancesourcehouston.org.

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Barnstorm Dance Fest Applications

The 5th annual Barnstorm Dance Fest, presented by Dance Source Houston, will take place June 19-23, 2019 at MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Barnstorm highlights the breadth and diversity of dance in Houston.

Applications for works 5-15 minutes in length are being accepted from all genres of dance. Selected applicants will perform their work twice during the festival and will receive a stipend.

Read the FAQs before you submit!

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants do not have to be Houston area residents.
  • Applicants who have participated in Barnstorm for the past two consecutive years are not eligible for the 2019 festival.
  • Choreographers must be 18 and older.

Time Limit: Proposed works should be between 5 – 15 minutes in length.  Excerpts of longer works may be submitted.

Genre: Dance Source Houston encourages submissions from all genres of dance.

Application Deadline: Application, work samples and application fees must be received by 5pm on January 15, 2019.

Fee: An application fee of $25 must be paid for each submitted piece.  Dance Source Houston members in good standing receive a $10 discount on the application fee. Pay the application fee at artfully/store/events/16765.

Notification:  Artists will be notified of acceptance in late February 2019.

Due Date: Jan 15, 2019
Fee: $25/piece
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Emerging Choreographers Showcase


The School of Theatre & Dance presents the annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase, featuring premiere works by University of Houston dance students. The entire evening is fully produced, choreographed, costumed and designed by students, highlighting their performance and production skills in a professional theatre setting. Come see the stars of tomorrow — today!


The event will take place in the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre - UH Main Campus.
When:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 1, 2018
Cost:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Time:
12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 PM

Introduction to Bollywood Workshops


Introduction to Bollywood Workshops

Update: Class will not meet on November 15. However, you will have the opportunity to join our last one or two classes Thursday, November 29 and Thursday, December 6. You may register online at www.erjcchouston.org/dance or pay at the door - $10 Member | $15 Public per class. Please contact msilberstein@erjcchouston.org if you will be attending.


UPDATED Thursdays, November 29, December 6 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Instructor: Nabeel Jawad
The Bollywood dance style is a beautiful blend of all Indian dance styles be it classical Indian dance, folk Indian dance or the more current R&B, hip hop music. 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 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!


For more information, please contact Maxine Silberstein at msilberstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.551.7217.
When:
Nov 29, 2018
Cost:
$10 Member | $15 Public per class
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$10 Member | $15 Public per class
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Urban Ballet


Inspired by the music of 2Pac, Sherese Campbell’s Urban Ballet returns with new choreography by Elijah Gibson and the spoken word poetry of Tiffany Scales, a.k.a. The Wordmatician. Urban Ballet explores what it is to be black in an American still wounded by racial division through the use of jazz, hip-hop, modern, pointe and tap. The work, choreographed by Campbell, Elijah Gibson, Jaimee Vilela Navarrete, and Stephanie Sermas, DJ’d by Klean Cutt of the Kracker Nutzz, and interwoven with spoken word poetry, portrays the different experiences in a “ghetto” neighborhood, using City Dance Company and guest hip-hop dancers to create a fusion of styles complex enough to depict the role of dance, music, sex, drugs, alcohol, violence, family, and personal struggle in the day-to-day life of these under-served, over-looked black neighborhoods across the country. The project is funded in part by Mayor Turner’s City’s Initiative Grant and the Houston Arts Alliance. 


When:
Nov 15, 2018
Cost:
$25
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
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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 bit.ly/joindsh!)
- 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
Phone: 7132243262
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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: Nov 1, 2018
Contact Name: Mollie Miller
Phone: 7132243262
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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! 

we have limited seating! Buy your tickets at 

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
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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.


When:
Oct 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday Time & Price:
Free
Location:

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.

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

GUEST ARTISTS
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 

TONY PARANA ART UNDERWRITERS: PATRICIA GAIL BRAY & STEPHEN LINDER

20x2020 NO. 15 (Brouwer commission) BY LORENZO MARTINEZ, POLLY JOHNSON & SHELBY ALLEN, AND CANDICE & ROGER MOORE

When:
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. 
Cost:
$10-$40
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
$10-$40


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