Archive for the 'Dance' Category

The Juan and Only

For more about him, visit Houstonia.

Afternoon of a Faun Walsh

This Spring, Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre premieres Victor Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel and co-conceived by local writer Addie Tsai.  Afternoon of a Faun Walsh (above) is one of the dances we can expect to see this season from this extraordinary local dance company.

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater rehearsal for Dance Gallery

I had the opportunity to see this lovely performance at the Blaffer Art Museum last night.  Dominic created a dance piece in response to Gabriel Kuri’s Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab. Look for my review on Art Attack next week.

“Over the past decade, Gabriel Kuri has concentrated on making sculptures and collages that zealously rummage through the realm of material consumption. Both his objects and images are often created from the residue of monetary exchanges and the consumed goods that the artist collects on a daily basis. Kuri is a material archivist who extracts visual and linguistic value from the tracking systems, retail supplies, and trivial marketing mechanisms that constitute our daily lives.”

Video Picks of the Week on Art Attack: TeenTube

Houston Studio Pro presents Quince Paseo.

Check out my column this week on Art Attack:  TeenTube.

Too Darn Hot

The ladies of Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre tell it like it is.

8th Annual City-Wide Dance Festival

The 8th Annual City-Wide Dance Festival is taking place this weekend.  For more details, check out their site, http://dancehouston.org/.

Highlights from the Houston Tango Festival

Highlights from the 2010 Houston Tango Festival.

Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre

Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre presents a spring mix.

From their site:

This spring mixed rep program offers an escape to Europe without leaving the city limits. We are honored to bring the choreography of Czech artist Václav Kuneš to Houston for the first time with the U.S. premiere of his Small Hour. This European vacation will also feature revivals of Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzettis provocative Pression; Matthew Bournes White Swan duet from his Tony award-winning Swan Lake; and Walshs mysterious, yet whimsical I Napoletani which will leave you smiling and craving pizza! Visit www.dwdt.org for tickets!

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s Ty Parmenter

Meet the artists of Dominic Walsh Dance Theater! Ty Parmenter will portray “Romeo” in Dominic Walsh Dance Theater and Mercury Baroque’s opera-ballet “Romeo and Juliet.” In these 2 minute videos you will get the opportunity to know the stars of the company a little better.

Firebird from Dominic Walsh Dance Theater

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s “1909-2009: The Great Collaborators of the Ballets Russes” Firebird danced by Marie-Agnes Gillot, Domenico Luciano. Choreography by Dominic Walsh, Scenic and Costume Design by Frederique de Montblanc, Lighting Design by Robert Eubanks.