My Beloved… meet me at the prom

My Beloved… meet me at the prom

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

“A Frame Dance Productions engagement is more than a dance concert; it’s an immersive experience that allows the audience to appreciate movement in ways that go beyond the proscenium stage.” (Houston Press)

Have you kept old love letters from past lovers? Maybe letters from the early days of your current partnership? Even when a relationship has ended and time has passed, reading old words of intense cause us to stir. It’s that twinge of emotion that, like muscle memory, we can never totally unlearn. We can’t forget what it feels like to love. Likewise, reading letters from the early days of a current relationship helps us return to that important time of bonding and infatuation. My Beloved… meet me at the prom, an immersive dance and music performance, uses love letters (written and electronic) gathered from our Houston community to piece together old relationships in the form of dance and music performance.

Performance Date

Saturday, April 7, 8:00pm

About Frame Dance

Frame Dance empowers Houstonians to communicate, inspire, and connect to the world and others through movement, community and artistic collaboration, and technology. They relate the process of making dance to audiences, and develop scenarios where the audience’s presence impacts the work. Since 2010, Frame Dance has presented over 40 live, original performances in Houston with guest artist collaborators from different genres, and each performance features original musical compositions by emerging and established composers. In its series of annual films — nine to date — Frame Dance creates new experiences for audiences using technology to record and edit dance performance into dynamic video narratives that document stories that would otherwise remain unheard. In 2014, Frame Dance established the Little Framers and MultiGen Framers educational ensembles, providing dance education for ages 6 months – 99.

About Lydia Hance

Dubbed Houston’s “queen of curious locations,” Lydia Hance is the Executive and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and has led Frame Dance in performances from the Galveston pier onto the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, and into museums, stages, and warehouses throughout Texas for the past eight years. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. She is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer originally from the California Bay Area. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute, and SMU.

Collaborating Artists

Alex Freeman (composer) grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Around the age of 13, he became interested in composing. As his trombone teacher in those years, Bruce Reinoso, was also a composer and student of the renowned American composer Robert Ward, who was then teaching at Duke University, his trombone lessons slowly became composition lessons. He left North Carolina in 1990 to study at the Eastman School of music, where his teachers included Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, Joseph Schwantner, and David Liptak. There, in addition to his studies as a composer, he was an avid conductor of the music of his fellow composers. He then went to Boston to study with Lukas Foss and got his Master’s at Boston University, spending two summers teaching young composers at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute with Charles Fussell and Richard Cornell, with whom he also studied during those years. In 1998 he moved to New York to begin his Doctoral studies at the Juilliard School, studying with Christopher Rouse. The focus of his doctoral document, The First Movement of Sibelius’s Fourth Symphony: Sketch Study and Style Analysis, led him to Finland. The recipient of a Fulbright Full Fellowship, he moved to Helsinki in 2001 to research Sibelius’s sketches and study composition with Eero Hämeenniemi at the Sibelius Academy. He also was a student of Jouni Kaipainen and Magnus Lindberg. He taught at Carleton College from 2007 to 2014. Dr. Freeman is currently composing full time and lives with his wife and son in Finland.

Ashley Horn (set and costume designer) is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, costume designer, and artist from the Houston area. She has shown choreography and films at ACFD, The University of Houston, Big Range Dance Festival, The Texas Weekend of Contemporary Dance, Third Coast Dance on Film Festival, The Houston Fringe Festival, and Dance Month at the ERJCC among other venues and events. She has created costumes for FrenetiCore, Frame Dance Productions, Sol Y Luna Dance, and her own works. Ashley is the co-founder and curator of Motion Captured: An Evening of Dance on Film at the ERJCC as a part of Dance Month. In 2012, Ashley was a recipient of an individual artist grant from the Houston Arts Alliance to create an evening-length dance film, Wanderland. Ashley was named one of the 100 Creatives of 2013 by the Houston Press.

Charles Peck (composer) is an American composer whose work has been called “daring” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “vivid” (UArts Edge magazine), and “spell-binding” (Rappahannock News). His music was recently selected in the New York Youth Symphony’s First Music program as well as Call for Scores by several ensembles including the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, ensemble mise-en, and the Locrian Chamber Players. He has also been named the winner of the Lake George Music Festival’s Composition Competition, the NC New Music Initiative’s Orchestral Composition Competition, the Frame Dance Composition Competition, the Symphony in C’s Young Composers’ Competition, the Castleton Festival’s Young Composer’s Forum, and the OFMC Collegiate Composition Competition. Peck’s work has been supported by grants from the McKnight Foundation, the American Composers Forum, and the Cornell Council for the Arts and has been featured at festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the New Music Gathering, the highSCORE Festival, and the Castleton Festival. Currently, his projects include new works for the JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, and percussionist Ji Hye Jung. Peck is a doctoral student at Cornell University where he has earned the Otto R. Stahl Memorial Award in composition. He received his Master’s in Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. There, he was named the winner of the Composition Competition and was awarded the Scott Huston Award for composition. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry from Drexel University.

Timothy Roy (composer) composes music steeped in imagery and allusion, which often seeks to conjure a sense of time, place, and feeling. His work has been presented nationally and internationally, with performances at the Music Biennale Zagreb, Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), National Theater of Taipei, Bowling Green New Music Festival, June in Buffalo, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, International Computer Music Festival (ICMC), Center of Cypriot Composers, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, Electronic Music Midwest, and the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Chile, “Ai-maako.” He has received honors from the International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition “Prix Destellos” (First Prize), the Ninth International Musicacoustica-Beijing Composition Competition (First Prize, student mixed media), Sigma Alpha Iota Inter- American Music Awards (Winner), the First International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition (Finalist), and the Ninth Edition of the International Composition Competition “Città di Udine” (Finalist). Timothy holds a bachelor’s degree in composition from Southern Methodist University, where he was both a Charles S. Sharp Endowed President’s Scholar and Theodore Presser Scholar, and a master’s degree in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is currently a doctoral student at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he served as the Teaching Fellow for the Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs (REMLABS).

 

Project Sponsors

Frame Dance is funded in part by grants from the city of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. My Beloved…meet me at the prom is supported in part by Dance Source Houston’s production grant program and many generous donors.


MultiGen Framers – Spring 2018

MultiGen Framers – Spring 2018

AGES 6-99 & baby-wearing caretakers

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays, January 13 – April 7, 2018 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (No class March 17, 2018)
Semester Cost: $225 for one participant; $275 for two family members
Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: These students discover dance as a means of self- expression, exploration, and community connection through creative experiences. Based in modern dance technique and improvisation, this class welcomes beginners of all ages and advanced students who are looking to rejuvenate their creative practices. Families are encouraged to take this class together. For ages 6-99 and baby-wearing caregivers.

Dress Code: Anything you can move in.  Leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, and yoga tops are all great options.  We dance barefoot.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.

 


Creative Movement – Spring 2018

Creative Movement – Spring 2018

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children Ages 2.5 – 3.5

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Session I: Saturdays, January 13 – February 24  @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Session II: Saturdays, March 24 – May 5 @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Session Cost: $185 total for parent and child per session; register for both sessions for $350
Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: Parent and child will bond in this fun class that focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, little ones will explore space through movement, and begin to learn to take direction from a teacher (other than a parent). Benefits include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • increased attentiveness
  • better listening skills
  • new little friends
  • early learning of the importance of movement and exercise. And good for you for modeling this!

Dress Code: Anything you can move in. We dance barefoot.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


Toddler Dance Class – Spring 2018

Toddler Dance Class – Spring 2018

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and children who are walking through 24 months

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM

Session I: Saturdays, January 13 – February 24  @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM
Session II: Saturdays, March 24 – May 5 @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM

Session Cost: $185 total for parent and child per session; register for both sessions for $350
Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: Parent and child will bond in this fun class that focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, little ones will explore space through movement, and begin to learn to take direction from a teacher (other than a parent). Benefits include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • increased attentiveness
  • better listening skills
  • new little friends
  • early learning of the importance of movement and exercise. And good for you for modeling this!

Dress Code: Anything you can move in. We dance barefoot.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


Junior Framers – Spring 2018

Junior Framers – Spring 2018

AGES 9-12

Weekly Class Time: Mondays @ 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Weekend Workshops:

  • Saturday, January 20 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 24 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 24 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 7 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Dates: January 8 – May 5
Semester Cost: $330 ($300 if also enrolled in MultiGen Framers)
Teacher: Lydia Hance & Guest Teachers

Class Description:  Junior Framers (part of the Frame Dance Youth Ensemble) is built on a cohesive education of modern dance and ballet techniques, rehearsal, and performance.  Junior Framers hone their technique while continuing to grow creatively, collaborate with others, and learn choreography for performance.  Though this class focuses more intensely on technique, these students are encouraged to develop creatively, finding and articulating their own artistic voices.

Dress Code: Leggings and a form-fitted top or leotard and black tights.  Boys: form fitted t-shirt or tank top and cotton or stretchy pants/shorts. This class is taken with soft ballet slippers and in bare feet.  Hair must be pulled back, no loose jewelry.

Location: Houston Metropolitan Dance Center
2808 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


Babywearing Fitness Class – Spring 2018

Babywearing Fitness Class – Spring 2018

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Babywearing caretakers of babies ages 6 weeks and up.

Weekly Class Time – TWO OPTIONS:

  • OPTION 1: Tuesdays, January 9 – April 24  @ 10:00 – 10:45 AM
  • OPTION 2: Saturdays, January 13 – April 28 @ 10:45 – 11:30 AM

Semester Cost: Babywearing Fitness is a drop-in class. You may purchase multi-class cards for a discount.

  • $20/class drop in rate
  • $240/16 class card ($15/class)
  • $170/10 class card ($17/class)
  • $90/5 class card ($18/class)

Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: This class welcomes beginners of all ages. With fun music, we use dance as a means of post-partum fitness and meeting new friends in this stage. Having a young baby is a special, challenging phase, and dance is a great way to boost endorphins and bond with your little one. Studies show babywearing, dance, and music do big things for your baby’s development. Some benefits for your little one include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • sense of safety
  • soothing from feeling you dance with them — very similar to their experience in the womb
  • less crying
  • increased attentiveness  — because they are up at adult level, they feel involved and activated
  • better listening skills — because they are close to your mouth, they tune into the importance of what you are saying to them
  • new little friends
  • early learning of the importance of movement and exercise. And good for you for modeling this!

Dress Code: Anything you can move in. We dance barefoot. Please wear your baby in a two-strap carrier. Let us know if you have any questions, we would love to help. Wearing your baby facing into your body is best, on the front for little ones and either the front or back for 7+ months. Some babies prefer to look out, but we recommend you start with your baby facing in. For babies of all ages 6 weeks and up (with doctor approval for exercise postpartum). If you can wear him or her, you can dance!

Location:Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


Junior Framers

Junior Framers

AGES 9-12

Weekly Class Time: Mondays @ 4:00-5:00 PM
Weekend Workshops:

  • September 29 @ 4:00-6:00 PM
  • October 14 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • November 10 @ 4:00-6:00 PM

Dates: September 11 – November 13
Semester Cost: $300 ($275 if also enrolled in MultiGen Framers)
Teacher: Lydia Hance & Guest Teachers

Class Description:  Junior Framers (part of the Frame Dance Youth Ensemble) is built on a cohesive education of modern dance and ballet techniques, rehearsal, and performance.  Junior Framers hone their technique while continuing to grow creatively, collaborate with others, and learn choreography for performance.  Though this class focuses more intensely on technique, these students are encouraged to develop creatively, finding and articulating their own artistic voices.

Dress Code: Leggings and a form-fitted top or leotard and black tights.  Boys: form fitted t-shirt or tank top and cotton or stretchy pants/shorts. This class is taken with soft ballet slippers and in bare feet.  Hair must be pulled back, no loose jewelry.

Location: Houston Metropolitan Dance Center
2808 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


Free Demo Classes

Free Demo Classes

Have you ever wanted to try dancing with your child? Here’s your chance! Try one of our upcoming demo classes for free. These classes are free, but please email to reserve a spot in the class.  Lydia.Hance@framedance.org.

October 29 – Halloween Class:
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Babywearing Fitness Class
Come dressed in your spookiest (or cutest) attire!

November 19 – Thanksgiving for Dance Class:
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Babywearing Fitness Class
Bring a can of food to donate to the Houston Food Bank

December 9 – Winter Wonderland Class Series:
9:30 – 10:00 AM – Creative Movement Class (Walking to 3.5 years)
10:00 – 10:30 AM – Babywearing Fitness Class
Wear your warmest and snuggliest winter gear–don’t worry, we’ll turn on the AC.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098


Creative Movement – Fall 2017

Creative Movement – Fall 2017

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For parents and their children Ages 2.5 – 3.5.

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays, September 16 – November 18  @ 10:00 – 10:45 PM
Semester Cost: $275 total for parent and child
Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: Parent and child will bond in this fun class that focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, little ones will explore space through movement, and begin to learn to take direction from a teacher (other than a parent). Benefits include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • increased attentiveness
  • better listening skills
  • new little friends
  • early learning of the importance of movement and exercise. And good for you for modeling this!

Dress Code: Anything you can move in. We dance barefoot.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


MultiGen Framers – Fall 2017

MultiGen Framers – Fall 2017

AGES 6-99 & baby-wearing caretakers

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays, September 16 – November 18  @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Semester Cost: $225 for one participant; $275 for two family members
Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: These students discover dance as a means of self- expression, exploration, and community connection through creative experiences. Based in modern dance technique and improvisation, this class welcomes beginners of all ages and advances students who are looking to rejuvenate their creative practices. Families are encouraged to take this class together. For ages 6-99 and baby-wearing caregivers.

Dress Code: Anything you can move in.  Leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, and yoga tops are all great options.  We dance barefoot.

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.