WTCD Review


“Lydia Polhemus Hance and Lorie Garcia’s “Crease” for Frame Dance Productions was a nice way to engage viewers who might have seen the “Dance With Camera” exhibit currently on at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Filled with crisp imagery and lush partnering, it is clearly a trio with the camera and could fit easily into the CAMH show.”

Just to remind you, Lorie Garcia was our collaborator who took all the stunning still photography that we have of “Crease.” We use several of her images in the film.

Here’s the full article.


Thanks, Frame Fans!


What a wonderful weekend! We had two very successful shows at the Miller Outdoor Theater where we screened “Crease” in Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance. There were full crowds in the theater as well as on the hill both nights. It started to rain on Saturday night, and the crowd rushed down from the hill to gather under the covered theater seating. The rain created a nice cool breeze…ahhh, art, outdoors, lighting, and a cool (Houston) breeze. I was so happy to finally screen “Crease” in its highest HD quality. Gorgeous BluRay; Gorgeous HD projector and a thrilling 40 feet tall. Just thrilling. Happy weekend. Happy Monday.

On Points and Coordinates


“It was like the most perfect world we created for ourselves, and I didn’t want to leave it. It had an end. We left it. But the beautifully devouring feeling in that world could have lasted forever without ever becoming dull to me.”
–Frame dancer Kristen Frankiewicz on dancing Points and Coordinates last Thursday at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

Have you picked up your Frame post card yet?


Houstonians, you can find them at the Hope Center, Barnevelder, Dance Source Houston Tables…

If you live outside of the area, and would like one, email, tweet or leave a comment below!

Here’s our September schedule at a glace—mark your calendars!

Sept. 16 6:30 pm we perform Points and Coordinates at the CAM (note the time is no longer 7pm)

Sept. 17 7pm we screen Crease at the Rice University Dance Film Festival

Sept. 24-25 we screen Crease at Miller Outdoor Theater in Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance

More events in October and then picking up again in January… we’re rolling!

Showing before the show


Last night was the first session of Fieldwork for the Fall of 2010.  What an incredible group of artists!  I am so excited to see the art that is made in the group.

We showed Points and Coordinates to the group for (more!) feedback.  What a wonderful response we had, and lots of things to think about as I continue to develop this piece into a longer work.  Well…the piece won’t become longer, new work will be added to it to create a longer work.

Many members of the group resonated with the piece emotionally.  Some words that were used were: textures, human experiences, sensuality, suspense, ritual, loneliness, ashes burning, intentional, fluid, focus, alienation and isolation.  But come see for yourself!  Contemporary Arts Museum, Sept. 16 at 6:30 pm.

Showing and more feedback


Tonight is the first session of Fieldwork.  I think I’ve mentioned it here before.  Essentially, it’s a work group for artists to show works in progress and hear feedback from the group of artists.  We meet regularly, for two 10 week sessions per year.  This will be my second year facilitating.  Tonight I will show the latest reincarnation of Points and Coordinates.  It’s always tricky showing dance as a work-in-progress.  So much can change with such a little change.  But that’s what feedback mid-process is about…being vulnerable to reveal an unfinished/under-rehearsed work to hopefully gain a new and fresh perspective.  And it always ends that way.  Part of what we challenge ourselves with in the group is to present work without the “it would be this, If I had time…” or “I’m not finished yet, so….”  It’s hard to show work without explaining away what we perceive the weaknesses to be.

So tonight I will show the raw footage of the clips that I will nip, tuck and add a little magic to that will be the screendance and we will show the live portion minus one canvas, because we’re saving it for the event.  So it’s a little raw… a lot raw, but I don’t mind.  Right now I’m so attracted to the unaltered, human, real feel that I want some flaws because I find them more interesting.  It’s a very different dynamic than the one I created with Crease.  That one was very clean, fresh, and altered in a way.  Purposefully.  But for this piece I wanted rawer (if that’s a word…) and not airbrushed.

Interested in Fieldwork?  Are you an artist in Houston?  email me at and I can give you more information.  Would love to have you!