Bill T. Jones: A Good Man screening tonight!

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billtjonesFramers, come join us for the Houston Cinema Art Society’s Artist’s Choice Film Series! #artistchoice

8:30pm Monday, September 21st, there will be a screening of Bill T. Jones: A Good Man, which was chosen by our very own Lydia Hance. The film will be shown at Cafe Brasil (2604 Dunlavy St).

Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Lydia Hance and the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.  And…it’s FREE!

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes

“All choreographers think of the impact music will have on the movement they create,” stated in an article from The Kennedy Center.  Music can make us feel specific emotions or recall certain memories. It’s a powerful tool for dance; the absence of music can be equally strong.  Music creates atmosphere, dictates the flow and development of a dance, indicates struggle, and provides fodder for visualization.  At Frame Dance we prioritize music and work with composers to collaborate with all new music.
This article outlines how choreographers Alvin Ailey, Mark Morris, Robert Battle, and Larry Keigwin used music within their pieces. Check it out!

photo by Lena Silva of the Framers rehearsing
photo by Lena Silva of the Framers rehearsing

Cultured Cocktails Tonight!

Free Events Thursday

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When: Tonight!  March 26 from 5-7pm

Who: This is an open event, bring a crowd and have a drink while supporting Houston Arts.

Where: Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar.  At the intersection of Fairview and Taft in Montrose/Midtown.

What: happy hour where a portion of drink sales goes to support Frame Dance.

Frame Dance Performance!

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HPB_bdg_logo_neAbout Frame Dance’s next performance: Bayou Greenway Day on April 4

 

We hope you will join us at an exciting new community event from the Houston Parks Board: Bayou Greenway Day 2015 presented by Noble Energy! This free, day-long event will offer families the chance to walk, bike, run, stroll, play and paddle between park sites along Brays Bayou Greenway in the East End.

 

Event “hubs” in Mason Park, Spurlock Park, Gragg Park and Fonde Park – and the Brays Bayou Greenway trail in-between – will host fun activities for all ages. You will be able to start at any of these locations, enjoying activities and exploring the trails that connect the parks.

 

Activities will include 5K fun run/walk; bike rides, rentals and decorating; Zumba classes and dance performances; an interactive campsite; kayaking (for a small fee); giveaways and more!

 

Frame Dance will perform a work that travels along the bayou with elaborate time-lapse costumes by Ashley Horn.

 

Come experience the transformation happening along Houston’s bayous as part of Bayou Greenways 2020! Visit www.bayougreenwayday.org for additional information and an event map. Most activities free; April 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Framers perform at noon starting at Mason Park.

 

Bayou Greenway Day 2015 is a project of the Houston Parks Board in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and the office of Council Member Robert Gallegos.

we want YOU to name our show

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Hi Framers!

We are crowdsourcing the title of our May concert and we want your input.  Vote here!  Today is the very last day to vote.

This will be our 5th Anniversary Concert and we are very excited to celebrate with you.  Let the good times roll.

photo by Charles Halka
photo by Charles Halka of METRODances

The Framers head to Aggie Land!

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After a fantastic performance in Austin, we’re packing up our costumes and heading to College Station to perform in the Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival.  We’re excited to be in a festival environment to see the other dance performances and meet new artists.  We’ve been resetting “Divide by Five” on three new dancers, and our veteran Dance Captain Jackie.  (Please know my terminology is used with the largest sense of sarcasm you can handle.)  May I say, it is looking gooood.

This music is composed by Robert McClure and was the 2013 winner of our annual Frame Dance Composition Competition.

Get your tickets now and hit the road with us. Houston, see Aggies in their natural habitats.

Here’s Divide by Five with Luke Hubley, gyil when we performed it in Ecouter, June 2013:

Costumes by the talented Ashley Horn.

 

Divide By Five from Frame Dance Productions on Vimeo.

Tuesday Tunes: Priscilla Rivas

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes: Priscilla Rivas

headshot R: How do you see the future of dance?

P: I think that dance will continue to change, shrink, and grow as it has done in the past.  I feel that Dance reflects, many times, how our economy is doing.  The better people are doing financially, the more chances we see children being put into dance classes and movement classes.  So on a home level, I think we will see an influx of kids taking formal dance classes.  Sadly, we will see the opposite in public schools.  Each year, more and more emphasis is placed on high stakes testing and less on developing the “whole child.”  Schools find themselves cornered and having to make cuts and losing artist teachers in the schools because the budget cannot support them. I think families will have to make the extra effort to seek opportunities to expose their children to the arts. As for dance itself, the smaller our world becomes through technology, the more we will see other cultures and styles influencing all types of dance.  I think that is really exciting!  It is so interesting to watch contemporary pieces and recognize elements of hip hop, folklore, and even language incorporation.    Continue reading