Event Phone: (346) 708-1555

Join us as we explore books by creative thinkers with the goals of 1) diving deep into the creative process, and 2) exploring how dance relates to our world.

This is a free ongoing event, RSVP to Lydia.Hance@framedance.org

What We’re Reading Now

Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor  by Lynda Barry

“Writing exercises and creativity advice from Barry’s pioneering, life-changing workshop.”

What We’ve Read

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity by Julia Cameron

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

Making Dance that Matters: Resources for Community Creativity by Anna Halprin


Event Phone: (346) 708-1555

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From Argentina to Ghana and Singapore to Bulgaria, Frame x Frame Film Fest (FXF) has featured hundreds of artists from more than twenty different countries over the past four years. From low-budget/high impact work like Einy Am-Spars (Norway) and Kay Collymore (Houston/UK) to the superstars of the screen dance world like the Hong Kong Ballet and Australasian Dance Collective, FXF presents internationally acclaimed artists alongside homegrown Houston artists in a powerfully eclectic festival of screen dance.

Frame x Frame Film Fest brings the best screen dance from across the globe to Houston. At the intersection of film and dance, this genre is on the forefront of innovation and storytelling in dance. Frame Dance presents this festival annually, along with their curriculum for the Houston Independent School District to grow and nurture emerging screen dance artists as young as middle school. Frame Dance’s Frame x Frame Film Fest is co presented by the Houston Ballet and the Contemporary Arts Museum. We are thankful for their support as we share outstanding international screen dance and equip the next generation of art world changers right here in Houston.


For more than ten years, Frame Dance has brought radically inclusive and deeply personal contemporary dance to Houston. Led by Founder and Creative Director Lydia Hance, whom Dance Magazine calls “the city’s reigning guru of dance in public places,” the professional company is made up of six acclaimed co-creators committed to collaboration. Frame Dance has created over 50 unique site-specific performances and nine dances for the camera screened in festivals all over the United States and Europe. With an unrelenting drive to make dance in relationship to environment, Frame Dance has created dance works for and with METRO, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston Parks Board, Plant It Forward Farms, CORE Dance, Rice University, Houston Ballet, 14 Pews, Aurora Picture Show, and the Contemporary Arts Museum. Frame Dance’s productions were described by Arts + Culture Texas Editor-in-Chief Nancy Wozny as “some of the most compelling and entertaining work in Houston.” Creative Director Lydia Hance is a champion of living composers and is dedicated to work exclusively with new music.