Posts Tagged 'art'

Hope Stone Dance’s La Vie a Pleines Dents

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Review By Rosie Trump

In an empty second floor retail loft in the Houston Pavilions, Hope Stone Dance Company has set up a pastiche of dining room table chairs, settees and carpet squares flanking a portable dance floor, ensuring no two seats are the same, literally.

Artistic director and choreographer Jane Weiner assembles eleven dancers, accompanied by almost forty musicians and singers for “la vie a pleines dents” (to bite life with all of one’s teeth.) Featuring special guests, Mercury Baroque and the Houston Boychoir, “la vie a pleines dents” is epic in scale and girth. Continue reading…

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“Return of the Masters” & “Giselle” by Houston Ballet

While the heat remains unrelenting outside, Houston Ballet opened its 2011-2012 season with a cool winter wonderland. “Return of the Masters” lifted its curtain to reveal the icy delights of “Les Patineurs,” transforming dancers into boot clad ice skaters and the stage into a picturesque frozen pond. Continue reading here…

Dancing to sink teeth, eyes and heart into

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Preview Psophonia’s Rip inthe Atmosphere

by Rosie Trump

In the back studio of Barnevelder Movement Complex, eight sweaty dancers pull on knee pads as they prepare to rehearse Sophia Torres’s The Long Hallway, one of the six dances in Psophonia Dance Company’s upcoming performance Rip in the AtmosphereThe dancers tumble to the floor and bound again to their tip toes, their breathing is labored but the execution is fierce… To read the rest of the story click here