Dance

Shake It Up at Houston's Dance Salad Festival

Audiences will get a taste of different types of dance from around the world in April.

03/21/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Review

Houston Ballet's Cinderella Enchants in This Novel Retelling

From page to stage, Stanton Welch brings his original spellbinding production back to the Wortham Center.

03/03/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Higher Learning

Classes to Help You Unleash Your Creative Side

Maybe you're a poet (or an artist, or a salsa dancer) and you didn't know it.

02/20/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

On Pointe

Houston Ballet's New Nutcracker is a Sight to See

Stanton Welch transforms the holiday classic with reimagined costumes, sets and choreography.

11/29/2016 Photography by Amitava Sarkar By Jeanne Lyons Davis

On The Town

Heaven Sent: Documenting Texas's Fast-Dying Dance Halls

The Houston Cinema Arts festival showcases a filmmaker who’s aiming to preserve Texas’s history, one dance hall at a time.

10/24/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Cheap Frills

5 Free Events at Miller Outdoor Theatre This October

You won't be shortchanged at these top-notch performances.

10/07/2016 With Glissette Santana

Top Picks

What's Up This Weekend? So Much (Sept 16–18)

Hear Sir Ben Kingsley at the Houston Symphony, see Lin-Manuel Miranda's (first!) broadway hit In the Heights at TUTS and listen to the Everything Is Illuminated author read from his new page turner at Inprint's Reading Series.

09/14/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

South Asian Zumba?

Bollywood Meets the Bayou City: Doonya Fuses Dance with Fitness

This popular Bollywood-style dance workout has found a home in Houston.

09/09/2016 By Andrea Park

Culture Compass

Meet the Houston Ballet's Only Bayou City-Born Principal Dancer

Jared Matthews tapped into dance at an early age—8, as a matter of fact.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Culture Compass

Hand to God—These Are This Season's Can't-Miss Performances

Christian puppets gone rogue head home to Houston, plus 14 other plays, operas and ballets you'll want to book now.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Dance Like No One's Watching

A Little Help From My Friends Unites Dancers and DJs for a Doggone Good Cause

The annual dance party benefits Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption.

07/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Vive La France

Project Dance Performs in France

With the recent tragedies in Houston's Sister City, dancers honor Nice with performances in the City of Light this weekend.

07/22/2016 By Liz Hardaway

Pretty in Pink

At MD Anderson, Putting on a Prom for Teen Cancer Patients

With a Great Gatsby theme, skyline view and catering by eight of the city’s best restaurants, this prom was nicer than our own.

06/20/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Ballet

Houston Ballet Hosts Dance for Parkinson's

This weekly dance class for seniors with Parkinson's disease has all the right moves.

06/14/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Ballet

Houston Ballet Gets A Makeover, Starting With New Director of Production

Andrew Nielsen leaves San Francisco to join Houston's ballet community.

05/19/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Arts & Rec

Get Out: The Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theater

A free ballet performance is just one reason to visit Hermann Park.

05/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 25–27

Matthew Morrison sings at Jones Hall, Dance Salad Festival returns, Grounded opens at Alley Theatre, Goldfinger plays at MFAH, Project Row Houses' Round 44 tackles social change.

03/23/2016 By Nick Esquer

Dance

A Fresh Serving of Dance Salad

The annual Dance Salad Festival brings a lively blend of live art and dance performance to Houston.

03/22/2016 By Leah Rose

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 4–6

Alley Theatre hosts its Spring Slam, Jason Derulo performs at RodeoHouston, Houston Chamber Choir dives into Mexican choral history, Houston Pride Band plays music from classic films, Lord of the Dance heel-clicks into Revention Music Center.

03/02/2016 By Nick Esquer