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

Hop to It

Swing Is the Thing at Houston’s 20th Annual Lindyfest

The event is one of more than 175 such competitions held annually across the globe.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 26–28

Houston Symphony plays Benny Goodman's hits, artist MPA takes us on a trip to Mars, the Rodeo kicks off with the Bar-B-Que Championship, The Sleeping Beauty twirls into the Houston Ballet, and pianist Christopher McKiggan plays a dual piano set.

02/24/2016 By Nick Esquer

Ballet

Getting Top Honors with Grace and Poise

Teen ballet sensation Madison Young brings home top honors from prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition.

02/19/2016 By Nick Esquer

Fearless Femmes

I Tried It: Aerial Dance

I accidentally discovered an acrobatic workout so cool, it helped me conquer my fear of heights.

02/17/2016 By Hala Daher

Dance

Using Stories to Tell for the American Experience

Open Dance Project uses diverse storytelling to depict the sense between individualism and community in America.

02/15/2016 By Sarah Douglass

Va Va Voom

Behind Closed Doors Adds Sizzle to Weekend Plans

Houston City Dance revs up Valentine's Day with a sultry set of dance numbers.

02/12/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Cheers!

Celebrate 360 Days of Weights & Measures This Week

An 80s dance party, Valentine's dinner for two, and free donuts are all part of the Midtown restaurant's anniversary celebration.

02/08/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Dance

Basing Choreography On Love

CORE Performance's latest collection of choreography explores love and being.

02/03/2016 By William Geoffrey Wood

Performance Dance

Frame Dance Creates Drift Using Art and Tech

This contemporary dance company dives into a unique exploration to create a new kind of performance piece.

01/25/2016 By Megha Tejpal