Frame x Frame Filmmaking Workshop

Frame x Frame Filmmaking Workshop

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Tara Knight, a filmmaker and animator, and Rebecca Salzer, a choreographer and screendance-maker, have co-directed and co-edited four screendance projects since 2013. While to many, collaboration means agreement, Knight and Salzer have found their aesthetic differences to be an advantage and have worked to create collaborative structures that capitalize on them. Knight’s and Salzer’s collaborative films have screened throughout the US as well as in Finland, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, England, Mexico, Greece, and Argentina. In 2015 performers Liz Burritt and Liam Clancy joined Knight and Salzer for a multi-year collaborative exploration of improvisational duet form – both in front of and behind the camera. Join this team for an afternoon of playful exploration as we share some of our processes and discoveries. Bring your smartphone, iPad, or camera, and come dressed to move. No dance experience or film/video-making experience is necessary.

Bios:

Liz Burritt: Liz was an original member of the Joe Goode Performance Group established in 1986, and has been an instrumental collaborator in the making of over thirty original works. While with the Company, she created work and performed all over the United States and beyond, including Canada, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Jordan and Brazil. She is the recipient of a Bay Area Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Individual Performance. Liz has taught technique, voice, and performance workshops for dancers and actors in Colleges and Universities around the country. She was a faculty member of the Dance Department of Columbia College Chicago from 2005-2015. She recently relocated to Denver, Colorado and taught at Denver School of the Arts. Currently, Liz is maintaining and growing her Bodywork and Massage practice, raising two boys and looking forward to all the creative projects in the future! Thanks to Rebecca Salzer, Tara Knight and Liam Clancy for the opportunity to play a part in developing collaborative relationships and work that challenges and feeds the soul.

Liam Clancy: Immediately after graduating from high school I served three years of active duty in the US Navy as a Signalman and then received a BA in sociology with a minor in dance from Rhode Island College (1990-95). My career began in New York City as a dancer for Elizabeth Streb’s company Ringside in the summer of 1995. Between 1998 and 2002 I was making my own work in New York City, primarily as a solo artist. I was inspired by what I was seeing at spaces like PS 122, Dance Theater Workshop and La Mama. The works I experienced were mixes and collisions of dance, theater, performance art, storytelling, music, vaudeville and cabaret. I identify as a collaborative performance maker, working at the intersections of dance, theater, film and improvisation. I attended graduate school at UCLA in the department of World Arts and Cultures (2002-2005) receiving an MFA in choreography and joined the dance faculty at UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance in the fall of 2005. I continue to shift my arts practice away from known conventions of performance toward a discipline of inquiry and immediacy that makes discoveries possible and the process of collaboration visible. I am currently in the 3rd year of the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program at the Feldenkrais Institute in San Diego, CA. http://liamclancy.net/

Tara Knight: Tara is an award-winning animator and projection designer. Her recent video projection-for-live-performance include: The Great Wave (Berkeley Rep in Sept 2019), Hollywood! (Craig Noel Award nomination for Outstanding Projection Design) and A Dram of Drummhicit at the La Jolla Playhouse; Amazons and Their Men and Ballast at San Diego’s LGBTQ Diversionary Theater; and The Floating World at the San Diego Art Museum (Emmy Award). Her award-winning short animations and dance films have screened at festivals in New York, Ottawa, Montreal, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki, London, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Zagreb, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, and most recently at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France.

Rebecca Salzer: Associate Professor of Dance and Director of the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative at The University of Alabama, Rebecca is an intermedia dance artist and educator. Her work for the stage has been seen in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, where she directed Rebecca Salzer Dance Theater for a decade. Her award-winning films and videos have been programmed in national and international venues and on public affiliate television stations KQED, KPBS, and WTTW. Salzer is a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. She holds a B.A. in Humanities from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Dance Theatre from the University of California, San Diego. Her recent screendance research has focused on how a medium that separates the performer and viewer in space and time can paradoxically preserve and even heighten a sense of immediacy and inclusion. Since 2016, she has also been leading an effort to improve dance’s online presence; pushing for a more cohesive, comprehensive, discoverable, and imaginative approach to representing dance online. In December 2018, Salzer was awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to move this project forward.


MICRODANCES

MICRODANCES

MICRODANCES

Calling All Movers and First-Time Filmmakers

Frame Dance announces MICRODANCES, a call for short films from first-time dance filmmakers.*

Here are the rules:

  1. Sign up here by September 15 to participate in MICRODANCES.
  2. September 17 you will receive one piece of music by a Frame Dance composer that you must include in your film.
  3. You have one week to complete a 2 – 3 minute dance film solely on a smart phone. All shooting and editing must take place on your phone.**
  4. Submit your film here by 8pm on September 24. Late submissions will not be eligible for inclusion in Frame x Frame Film Fest October 4 – 6 in Houston TX.
  5. A few things to consider:

-You are making this on a small screen, please consider how it will translate to a large screen.

-You must only use and submit work you have the rights to, you will certify this upon submission.

-Please shoot horizontally.

Have fun! Go be creative!

The Frame x Frame Film Fest Team

 

*We are defining “first time filmmaker” as someone who has not had a film included in a film/dance festival before.

** Yes, we mean it! That’s the challenge and the fun. Please visit these tutorials for help: https://learnaboutfilm.com/iphoneipadfilm/filmmaking/

Great tips for setting up your phone

Help editing on iMovie


Frame Dance Classes for Twain Elementary

Frame Dance Classes for Twain Elementary

Grades: K-2nd

Weekly Class Time: Thursdays @ 3:05 – 4:15pm

Cost: $12 per student, per class. Payment will be collected by Twain Elementary. Please contact Stacey Karr with Twain Elementary to pay for classes.

Teacher: Victoria Eades

Class Description: Ballet with Frame Dance is pro-body and taught from a healthy, anatomical perspective. Students will learn the foundation of ballet, terminology, body placement, and musicality. The technical basis of ballet begins at the barre where students will learn placement of their feet, bodies, and arms. The class progresses to the center with combinations to develop balance and coordination.

Dress Code: Leggings and a form-fitted top or leotard and black tights. Boys: form fitted t-shirt or tank top and cotton or stretchy pants/shorts. This class is taken with soft ballet slippers and in bare feet.  Hair must be pulled back, no loose jewelry.

Location: Twain Elementary

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


Frame x Frame Film Fest 2019

Frame x Frame Film Fest 2019

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Frame x Frame Film Fest aims to bring dance filmmaking to Houston audiences while providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to share their work with the world, inspiring creativity and innovation.

2019 Event Details: Frame x Frame Film Fest is a three day festival in Houston, TX that presents film exploring the relationship of the moving body and the camera.  Frame Dance’s Frame x Frame Film Fest is in partnership with Houston Ballet.

Sign up for MICRODANCES here!

Festival Dates: October 4 – 6, 2019.

Friday, October 4

Reception in downtown Houston

Screening of Mitchell Rose’s So Say All of Us

8pm Opening screening of If the Dancer Dances at Houston Ballet

Saturday, October 5

11am Dance class with the MultiGen Framers. Truly, all ages and levels welcome, taught by Lydia Hance at our studio home, River Oaks School of Dancing

12:30pm Picnic at the Menil Collection

3pm Short Films Screening at 14 Pews

8pm Screening at Houston Ballet

Filmmakers for Saturday afternoon’s screening include: Catalina Alexandra, Ashlin Broody-Walega, DraeDesigns, Margaret Garrett, Mary Catherine McReynolds, Camari Lou Murdock, Emily Roy Sayre, Jane Weiner/Hope Stone Dance.

Filmmakers for Saturday night’s screening include: Abe Abraham, Jennifer Scully-Thurston, Margaret Garrett, Mark Freeman, Marta Renzi, Misha Penton/Neil Ellis Orts, Nicci Haynes, Robin Gee, Roma Flowers/Nina Martin, Tara Knight/Rebecca Salzer.

Sunday, October 6

2pm Filmmaking Workshop at Houston Ballet; find workshop details HERE!

4pm Breaking Boundaries Screening at Houston Ballet


Frame Dance Annual Scholarship Application 2019-2020 School Year

Frame Dance Annual Scholarship Application 2019-2020 School Year

At Frame Dance we believe everyone and anyone can dance. We fundraise each year to make this possible. A limited number of scholarships are available and are given on a first-come-first-served basis for those who qualify. Applicants must reapply each year. All recipients pay an annual $25 registration fee.

Please apply below, or for more information, contact us by email or phone at lydia.hance@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.


Frame Dance Open House

Frame Dance Open House

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES REGARDING THE NEW DATE AND TIME.

Frame Dance will hold an open house at the River Oaks School of Dancing on August 11, 2019 from 2:00-3:00pm. This event will provide information about family classes, our ensembles, and our Frame Dance Partner classes (our in-school programs).

Frame Dance instruction promotes creativity, ability, confidence, and community in our students. Our dance instructors enhance and develop students’ skills of coordination and kinesthetic memory, creative decision-making and emotional expression, and cooperation and group dynamics. Frame Dance believes that everyone is a dancer, and that each dancer makes a valuable contribution to the community.

We’re so excited to visit with you, and we welcome you to come meet our teachers, staff, and get information about our upcoming classes!


Frame Dance Classes at Westbury Christian School

Frame Dance Classes at Westbury Christian School

Frame Dance Classes for Westbury Christian School Students Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For children ages 3– 7 years.

Weekly Class Time: Wednesdays @ 3:30-4:30pm

Fall 2019 Semester Dates:

August 28

September 4, 11, 18, & 25

October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

November 6, 13, 20

December 4 & 11

Fall Semester Cost: $265.00

Spring 2020 Semester Dates:

January 29

February 5, 12, 19, & 26

March 4, 11, & 25

April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

May 6, & 13 

Spring Semester Cost: $265.00

Recital/Parental Observation Day: May 13, 2020

Teacher: Jacquelyne Jay Boe, Frame Dance Company Artist

Class Description: This dance class focuses on  creativity, musicality, coordination and basic ballet and modern dance techniques. Through music and the use of props, students engage with dance through their body, heart and mind.  There is a recital at the end of the year where students can perform for their families and friends.

Dress Code: Girls: Pink, Purple or Black leotard. Attached skirts are fine, but no tutus. Pink ballet slippers. For Boys: navy blue shorts and white t shirt. Ballet slippers. In the colder months, girls may wear leg warmers, convertible tights, and/or a ballet wrap sweater. Boys may wear long, black or navy athletic pants.

Location: Westbury Christian School


Frame Dance Classes for St. Andrew’s Children’s Place

Frame Dance Classes for St. Andrew’s Children’s Place

Frame Dance Classes for St. Andrew’s Children’s Place Students Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

For children ages 2 – 5 years.

Weekly Class Time for 2 & 3 year olds:

Fridays @ 1:30-2:15pm

Weekly Class Time for 4 & 5 year olds:

Fridays @ 2:30-3:15pm

 

Fall Semester Dates: Fridays September 13 – December 13, 2019. No dance classes on October 11, the week of Thanksgiving, and December 20.

Fall Semester Cost: $154.00 Please note that September 13th class is a free demo day.

Spring Semester Dates: Fridays January 10 – May 8, 2020. No dance classes the week of spring break, April 10, or May 1st for parent conferences.

Spring Semester Cost: $210.00

Recital/Parental Observation Day: May 8, 2020

Teacher: Lori Yuill

Class Description: This dance class focuses on  creativity, musicality, coordination and basic ballet and modern dance techniques. Through music and the use of props, students engage with dance through their body, heart and mind.  There is a recital at the end of the year where students can perform for their families and friends.

Dress Code: Girls: Pink, Purple or Black leotard. Attached skirts are fine, but no tutus. Pink ballet slippers. For Boys: navy blue shorts and white t shirt. Ballet slippers. In the colder months, girls may wear leg warmers, convertible tights, and/or a ballet wrap sweater. Boys may wear long, black or navy athletic pants.

Location: St. Andrew’s Children’s Place


Youth Ensemble

Youth Ensemble

The Frame Dance Youth Ensemble provides students from 3.5 to 13 years old the opportunity to experience dance in a context that values the individual and the creative process. The program is dedicated to high-quality technical training within a non-competitive environment and offers access to masterclasses in costume design, photography, repertoire, anatomy, dance history, and yoga for the older students, by leading professionals. Our curriculum caters to each student’s strengths and is designed to encourage creative expression and a positive body image. The program exposes and connects students to Frame Dance’s professional company and the Multigenerational Framers, our community ensembleWe are a nurturing, adventurous, and dynamic setting for students who seek either sheer enjoyment or the more serious pursuit of becoming an advanced artist.  

Please note that Frame Dance classes will not be in session during the week of Thanksgiving or the week of Houston ISD’s spring break. Frame Dance will also observe all weather related closings posted by Houston ISD.

Mini Framers

AGES 3.5-5

Weekly Class Time: Wednesdays 3:30-4:10 PM

Fall Semester: September 4, 2019 – December 11, 2019.
Spring Semester: January 15, 2020 – May 6, 2020.

Fall Semester Cost: $280 per semester

Spring Semester Cost: $300

Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: This may be your child’s first “big kid” dance class without a parent, and also serves as precursor to our Youth Ensemble. This fun class focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, independence, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, dancers will explore space through movement, and experience new independence and creative choices.

Location: Yogaleena Yoga Studio

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.

Little Framers

AGES 5-7

Weekly Class Time: Thursdays @ 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Weekend Workshops: 09/14/2019 Photography Workshop with Jennifer Salter. 11/09/2019 Flow Arts Workshop with Maggie Lasher. Additional workshops TBD (1 hour workshops)

Fall Semester Dates: September 6, 2019 – December 12, 2019.

Spring Semester Dates: January 16, 2020 – May 7, 2020.

Fall Semester Cost: $360

Spring Semester Cost: $380

Teacher: Rachael Hutto, Frame Dance company artist

Class Description:  Little Framers (part of the Frame Dance Youth Ensemble) is built on a cohesive education of modern dance and ballet techniques, rehearsal, and performance. Little Framers hone their technique while continuing to grow creatively, collaborate with others, and learn choreography for performance.  Though this class focuses more intensely on technique, we encourage our students to develop creatively, and help them find and articulate their own artistic voices.

Dress Code: Leggings and a form-fitted top or leotard and black tights.  Boys: form fitted t-shirt or tank top and cotton or stretchy pants/shorts. This class is taken with soft ballet slippers and in bare feet.  Hair must be pulled back, no loose jewelry.

Location: Yogaleena Yoga Studio

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.

Junior Framers

AGES 8-13

*Please note that for best results, at this age, we recommend two classes per week for effective learning and development.

Weekly Class Times: Yoga, Mondays @ 4:15 – 5:25 PM, Ensemble class, Tuesdays @ 4:15 – 5:25 PM, Ballet Class, Saturdays @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Weekend Workshops: 09/14/2019 Photography Workshop with Jennifer Salter. 11/09/2019 Flow Arts Workshop with Maggie Lasher. Additional workshops TBD (2 hour workshops)

Class Dates: September 3, 2019 – December 16, 2019 and January 14 2020  – May 5, 2020
Fall Semester Cost: $400 when taking Junior Framers ensemble class, $510 when taking Junior Framer Ensemble + Ballet or Yoga, $720 when taking Junior Framer Ensemble, Ballet and Yoga. (cost includes weekend workshops)

Spring Semester Cost: $420 for Junior Framers ensemble class. (cost includes weekend workshops)

Teacher: Jamie Williams, Frame Dance company artist

Class Description:  Junior Framers (part of the Frame Dance Youth Ensemble) is built on a cohesive education of modern dance and ballet techniques, rehearsal, yoga, deep breathing, and performance. Junior Framers hone their technique while continuing to grow creatively, collaborate with others, and learn choreography for performance. As with our Little Framers, this class focuses more intensely on technique, but these students are also encouraged to develop creatively, and to find and articulate their own artistic voices.

Dress Code: Leggings and a form-fitted top or leotard and black tights.  Boys: form fitted t-shirt or tank top and cotton or stretchy pants/shorts. This class is taken with soft ballet slippers and in bare feet.  Hair must be pulled back, no loose jewelry.

Location: Monday and Tuesday classes will be held at Yogaleena Yoga Studio. Saturday classes will be held at River Oaks School of Dancing.

For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.


Mini Framers Dance Class

Mini Framers Dance Class

Mini Framers Dance Class is for ages 3.5-5 years (without a parent)

Weekly Class Time: Wednesdays @ 3:30 – 4:10 PM

Fall Semester Dates: September 4 – December 11, 2019 (Off the week of Thanksgiving)
Spring Semester Dates: January 15 – May 6, 2020 (Off the week of Houston ISD’s spring break.) Please note that Frame Dance will follow all HISD weather closings.

Fall Semester Cost: $280

Spring Semester Cost: $300

Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: This may be your child’s first “big kid” dance class without a parent, and also serves as precursor to our Youth Ensemble. This fun class focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, independence, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, dancers will explore space through movement, and experience new independence and creative choices.

*Please note that ensemble classes are capped at 6 participants to ensure that students receive individual instruction.

Dress Code: Anything you can move in. We dance barefoot.

Location: Yogaleena Yoga Studio in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer located at 2621 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77098

At Frame Dance we believe everyone and anyone can dance. We fundraise each year to make this possible. A limited number of scholarships are available and are given on a first-come-first-served basis for those who qualify. Applicants must reapply each year. All recipients pay an annual $25 registration fee. Please contact us for more information by email or phone at lydia.hance@framedance.org and 832-781-0808.