Bill T. Jones: A Good Man screening tonight!

Free Events Thursday Performances/Screenings

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!

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

Links We Like Friday: Tiny Dances

Links We Like Performances/Screenings

Week 3 in our series that came from our installation at Fresh Arts.  The piece was called The Black Space, and included these tiny silent dances meant to be seen on your smart phones.

 

The Black Space: Tiny Dance 3 from Frame Dance Productions on Vimeo.

Links We Like

Links We Like Performances/Screenings

For links we like we thought we’d throw back to some Frame Dance Tiny Dances from our show called The Black Space.  We made a series of these tiny silent films that were made to be viewed on a smart phone.  Stay tuned for the second one next Friday.

 

The Black Space: Tiny Dance 1 from Frame Dance Productions on Vimeo.

Frame Dance’s Annual Music Competition

Frame Dance and Composers Tuesday Tunes

It’s back!

Frame Dance Music Composition Competition

Photo by Sil Azavedo
Photo by Sil Azavedo

We’re calling all composers to submit to our annual music competition, for a chance to find a collaborator for one of our  live dances, and/or one of our dance films. We’ll be using the winner’s music in one of our pieces for the Spring season.

We do not accept works previously licensed to third-party publishing companies.  This requirement, of course, does not limit works that are self-published where the composer has not entered into a licensing relationship with a third party.blanton_musicians

The entry fee is $15.00. Composers may submit one, two, or three pieces.

Submission Guidelines
Works may be written for solo, duet, trio, quartet, or quintet.
Acoustic works that utilize electronic playback are also acceptable.
Electronic music is accepted and encouraged.

Deadline is January 9, 2015

Winner will be announced January 30, 2015 

Submit here.

 

 

Past Winners:music2

2014

First Place

Robert Honstein

an index of possibility, for percussion trio

 

 

Second Place

Matthew Peterson

Rain Dances, for quadrophonic mixed media

 

Third Placemusic3

Jonathan Russell

Five Two Tango, for two violins

 

Film Score Winner*

D. Edward Davis

cliff nesting, for alto saxophone with the sounds of Black-legged Kittiwakes near Seward, Alaska

*Frame Dance is currently in production for an upcoming film, and has selected cliff nesting, as the musical score for the film

 

Shannon Adams2013 Winner

Robert McClure

2012 Winner

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Charles Halka

2011 Winner

Micah Clark

 

 

 

image David DeHoyos
image David DeHoyos

 

 

Good Luck! We look forward to presenting your music!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re so brave

MFA Mondays

It started when I wanted to see what came up on Google if I typed in “MFA dance programs.”  What came up was a list of what are possibly the largest and most well known MFA MFA right
programs– and those with their SEO figured out.  I sat there staring at the first hit, and then scrolled down wondering which school I should click on first.  I clicked, and apparently unclicked my self-confidence.  (Could they see me through the screen?  Were they laughing at my ignorant query into their top tier elite institution?) That suffocating, diminishing blanket that hovers and squeezes you whenever you walk into an audition came right back over me. I thought I had grown larger than that blanket, but apparently I’ve just felt mostly comfortable for some time.  I hadn’t felt that vulnerable exposition in a while.

That little anecdote is really leading to two things:

1) Applying for programs is scary.  You are brave.  Auditioning is scary. You are brave.  Interviewing is scary. You are brave.  Doing things where you put everything on the table– where you go all in– and might not get anything back is terrifying.  I’ve known some people to LIVE on that feeling.  I, however, want to shrink into the smallest version of myself.  I’ve always wanted more courage because that shrinking feeling is the absolute worst.  If you’re a shrinker like me, practice putting yourself in places that are scary.  People tell you to “fake it til you make it” but I can’t think of too many things more miserable than wearing a false self.  So I try to go back to the place where I do feel confident, where I feel like I am my full self, and pull of those things into the new, scary place.  It takes some discipline to not let the fears run rampant.

2) Let’s do something that pushes us out of our comfort zones this year.  I mean really, actually pushes you.  I think we all take some small and fairly safe risks.  But it takes courage and motivation to really push yourself.  And maybe it’s only one thing this whole year.  And I want to know what it is.  Share, because you will inspire someone.

 

 

Dinner / Dance 19: A success!

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Thank you to all who came to our Dinner / Dance 19 event last Monday.  It was SO much fun.

photo by J. Boe photography
photo by J. Boe photography

Thank you to the chefs, David Leftwich (Sugar & Rice); Adam Dorris (Revival Market) and Richard Knight (Down House).  The talent in that kitchen was explosive.  I encourage you (yes, REALLY) to go to their restaurants and to get a subscription to Sugar & Rice magazine.   I have one and it is like Christmas morning when each edition arrives.  Beautiful photography and fantastic articles.  #framehubby and I have been to Down House twice in the past week (one of our favorites– and one of the best place to get cocktails in Houston).  Revival Market is another one of our favorites: either to purchase the BEST meat (bacon, anyone?) if we’re cooking for someone or for a beautiful breakfast/lunch/brunch with fabulous coffee, butcher shop and grocery market.  And we would be amiss to neglect the super cool Good Dog Houston, where we held the event.  Another local business that we’re nuts over.  Try the Sloppy Slaw Dog.  Trust.

Yet another reminder of the very cool and creative people in Houston.  The secret is getting out, and traffic is increasing.

Nancy Wozny was in attendance to review Dinner/Dance 19, and here it isBlushing over this part: “I do know that Hance and her “framers” are doing some of the most compelling and entertaining work in Houston.”

Be sure to check it out in the upcoming Arts and Culture Texas.  We’ll be at the June release happy hour, will you?

These photos are by Jonathon Hance.

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Stay tuned for:

Children’s Classes

Framing Bodies: SHAMED (film)

Imaginary Spaces with Charles Halka (Fall 2014)