Hi All, this is one link we REALLY like. Save the date: Nov. 8 at 4pm!
Check this out about our upcoming piece, METRO Dances!
“Frame Dance artistic director Lydia Hance has little interest in traditional performance spaces. In fact, her most recent shows have occurred in the back of a truck and Good Dog Houston. She prefers audiences members to be scattered among the performers. She’s ready to take it to a new level on Nov. 8 at 4pm with Metro Dances, which begins at Hermann Park/Rice University and ends at the Preston stop for a final performance at Market Square.
Dancing will occur on and off the train, and audiences are free to come and go. Halka, a former winner of Frame Dance Composer’s contest, will provide the mobile score. This will mark his third collaboration with the troupe. Of course, the only ticket involved is a $1.25 MetroRail pass. The show is nicely timed to coincide withMusiqa’s Market Square opening night concert.
Hance describes Metro Dances as a locomotive, mobile and public performance. “MetroRail is a space that people already have an expectation for,” explains Hance. “We know our physical role: buy ticket, wait, board, sit, get off. I want to turn that upside down and make it more exciting. If there are two things that Houston complains about, it is the heat and travel to and from work and leisure. Finding new ways of enjoying transportation opens up the possibility to make anything more exciting. And what could be more crazy than a moving stage? The dancers and musicians are in for as much as a thrill as the audience. You won’t miss us: fearless dancers and percussionists dressed in bright yellow.”
Last week, the Framers performed for 400 people at the Blanton Museum in Austin with Fast Forward Austin Music Festival. The show featured music by FFA co-founders Ian Dicke, Steven Snowden, and Robert Honstein (winner of the Frame Dance Composition Competition in 2014). Frame Dance performed Honstein’s An Index of Possibility alongside Baylor Percussion Group. We love live music!
Here’s what’s coming up
Oct. 1, 2014. We co-curated the Third Coast Dance Film Festival which will be held at DiverseWorks free to the public. 6pm.
NEW! November 8, 2014 (Houston) Frame Dance premieres METRO DANCES for a stage in motion: the METRORail. METRO DANCES will begin at the Hermann Park/Rice U METRORail Station and finish at the Preston stop with a final performance in Market Square. Audiences are invited to ride the rail with the dancers and musicians to see this performance on and off the light rail. METRO DANCES will feature a new work for percussion by Charles Halka. METRO DANCES is made possible by support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and METRO.
Oct. 3-4, 2014 (College Station) We perform Divide by Five in the Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival at Texas A&M University!
Nov. 7, 2014 (Houston) We are back on the runway with DiverseWorks’s Fashion Fete! We created the dance for the fashion show last year, and we’re pumped to be back. And you know we love fashion.
We hope to see you soon! We’d love to have you in rehearsal too! Like to help? We will need some fabulous volunteers on November 8. (You’ll get a Framer shirt.) Contact us for the hook up.
Lydia and the Framers
(more exciting performance announcements coming next week!)
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