Oh, I have to wash my hair

Oh, I have to wash my hair

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

Through enchanting humor and comforting authenticity, Frame Dance explores real stories, feelings, and battles of social anxiety in their latest creation Oh, I have to wash my hair, an evening-length performance for ten women on January 24 at the MATCH. This new work is a collaboration with singer/songwriter Alli Villines, cellist Patrick Moore, and designer Ashley Horn. An ode to those with a fear of judgement and making eye contact, Frame Dance invites you to come and enjoy just as you are.

 

Oh, I have to wash my hair features new music by Frame Dance composers including a surprising and engulfing electronic piece by Jake Sandridge (Houston), a highly restrained and delicately suspenseful piano piece by Paul Kerekes (New York), and a heavenly and shadowy piece for cello and playback by Hannah Selin (New York). Alli Villines, Houston’s own “ukulalli” is crafting and performing music with Patrick Moore. The composers will be present for the performance.

 

In our endeavor to expose the creative process to our audiences, Frame Dance will be offering tickets to the dress rehearsal on January 23 in addition to the performance on January 24. This is a great time to bring children and get behind the scenes.

Please make plans to arrive a little bit early, we are in a very intimate theatre space, and the theatre doors opening mid-performance will be very distracting for those already inside.

Performance Dates: January 23 and 24, 2020

Performance Times: 8:00pm both nights

Location: MATCH Houston, 3400 Main Street

A special thank you to Turbie Twist, LP for sponsoring this event.


Winter Workshop Series with Frame Dance

Winter Workshop Series with Frame Dance

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

12/07/2019 and 12/14/2019

11:00am – 12:15pm Taught by Lydia Hance

Creative, safe, and joyful, this class is designed for students who are new to modern dance. The focus is on anatomically safe technique for every body and ability, and on improvisational skills for the individual and the group. The workshop includes Bartenieff Fundamentals, working with breath and fundamental movement patterns – core to distal, head to tail, top to bottom, homo-lateral, contra-lateral – which support freedom and ease in physical expression.  The class introduces embodiment practices and Body Mind Centering (BMC) principles of energy – yielding, pushing, reaching, grasping, and pulling – that are the support and motivation for all movement. With these tools, dancers new and experienced explore and express themselves creatively, supported and celebrated by Frame Dance. This workshop is for ages 10 – 99.

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12/08/2019 7-8:30pm Taught by Jhon Stronks

12/15/2019 7-8:30pm Taught by Lydia Hance

The entire class will be done by candlelight. This will be a time to reflect and align body, heart, and mind to be most present and joyful for the week ahead. Beginners welcome. If you have a body, you can dance. Please make plans to join us; we look forward to sharing this special workshop with you. This Workshop is for ages 10 – 99.

12/15/2019 11:30am – 1:00pm Taught by Jamie Williams

Students will be led through an authentic Hula class learning basic steps, hip movements, and hand gestures.  Students will also learn philosophy, traditions, and history of the Hawai’ian culture. Students will dance and enjoy the relaxed spirit of Aloha. This workshop is for ages 10 – 99.


Creative Movement for Families Winter/Spring 2020

Creative Movement for Families Winter/Spring 2020

Event Phone: 832-781-0808

8-week session for parents and children ages walking – 5 years.

This session will run for 8 weeks January 11, 2020 – February 29, 2020. We will offer two makeup dates for classes missed on March 7th and March 14th.

Weekly Class Time:

Saturdays @ 9:15 – 10:00 AM

Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: Parent and child will bond in this fun class that focuses on motor skill development, creativity, musicality, and coordination. Through dance and the use of props, toddlers and young children will explore space through movement, and begin to learn to take direction from a teacher (other than a parent). Benefits include:

  • early development of balance
  • early development of rhythm
  • increased attentiveness
  • better listening skills
  • new little friends
  • early learning of the importance of movement and exercise. And good for you for modeling this!

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

Location: Our new home for all of our classes is at the River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
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.


Frame Dance Satellite Programs

Frame Dance Satellite Programs

Frame Dance brings creative, joyful, professional dance training to schools. Our professional dance instructors are passionate about instilling a love for movement in a body-positive environment that empowers children’s imaginations. Our instructors are performing professional dancers, many with master’s degrees in dance. Schools often choose our program because our classes are geared equally towards boys and girls. 

Frame Dance partners with schools to offer after school dance programs where children learn creativity, musicality, coordination and fundamental ballet and modern dance techniquesThrough music and the use of props, students engage with dance through their body, heart, and mind. There is even a recital at the end of the school year where students can perform for their families and friends! 

 To bring Frame Dance to your school, or for more information, contact us here or by phone at 832-781-0808. 

 Frame Dance currently partners with schools in HISD and independent schools in Houston. 


Yoga Class Winter/Spring 2020

Yoga Class Winter/Spring 2020

Yoga for Ages 8-13

Weekly Class Time: Mondays @ 4:15 – 5:25 PM

Semester Dates: January 13 – May 4, 2020 (Off the week of Houston ISD’s spring break.) Please note that Frame Dance will follow all HISD weather closings.

Semester Cost: $320

**Students already enrolled in Junior Framers Ensemble, please contact Bobbie Hackett at bobbie.hackett@framedance.org, for Yoga Class pricing.

Teacher: Nicole Peralta

Class Description: Yoga for Junior Framers can be taken on its own and is a recommended complement to the Junior Framers Ensemble Program. Yoga teaches tweens the tools and techniques to use throughout their lives to maintain flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness, and confidence. Yoga teaches us to breathe and manage our stress more effectively. These are all effective ways to train our dancing bodies in and out of the studio.

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 in bare feet. Hair must be pulled back, no loose jewelry.

Location: Yogaleena Yoga Studio

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


MultiGen Framers – Winter/Spring 2020

MultiGen Framers – Winter/Spring 2020

AGES 6-99 & baby-wearing caretakers

Semester Dates: Saturdays January 11 – May 2, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM (No class the week of HISD Spring Break)

Guest Teacher Matthew Cumbie: February 8th.

Guest Teacher Lori Yuill: March 14th and March 28th.

Guest Teacher Jamie Williams: April 4th and April 18th.

Cost: $250 for individuals, $280 for families.

Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: These students discover dance as a means of self- expression, exploration, and community connection through creative experiences. Based in modern dance technique and improvisation, this class welcomes beginners of all ages and advanced students who are looking to rejuvenate their creative practices. Families are encouraged to take this class together. For ages 6-99 and baby-wearing caregivers.

Dress Code: Anything you can move in.  Leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, and yoga tops are all great options.  We dance barefoot.

Location: The River Oaks School of Dancing in the Shepherd Square Shopping Center at the corner of Shepherd and Westheimer.

River Oaks School of Dancing
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.


Kinder Ballet Class

Kinder Ballet Class

Ages: 5-7

Weekly Class Time: Saturdays @ 10-10:45 AM

Spring Semester Dates: January 18 – May 2, 2020 (Off the week of Houston ISD’s spring break.) Please note that Frame Dance will follow all HISD weather closings.

Semester Cost: $225 per semester

Teacher: Lydia Hance

Class Description: Ballet at 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: River Oaks School of Dancing

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


Flow Arts Workshop

Flow Arts Workshop

Workshop Date and Time: November 9, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00pm.

Location: The Menil Lawn 1533 Sul Ross St. Houston, TX 77006

Description: Workshop for ages 5-13; Ages 5-7 will attend for one hour and ages 8-13 will attend the full two hour workshop. Finding Flow: an introduction to the flow arts just for kids! Come play and explore the exciting world of prop dance and manipulation by experiencing some of the props. Students will get to try basic skills with hula hoops, levi wands, buugeng, and contact juggling, and explore how these props can lead to creative movement and choreography.
Cost: $20.oo for ages 5-7. $30.00 for ages 8-13.

Teacher: Maggie Lasher
Teacher Bio: Maggie Lasher has been a devoted movement artist her entire life. She began dancing at a very early age, earned a B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. in dance, and is now a dance professor and program coordinator at Houston Community College. Since 2008 Maggie has been the founding and artistic director of Holding Space/Spacetribe, a contemporary dance and flow/fire arts company, and Maggie and the company perform original choreographies in a variety of settings throughout the year. Throughout her career Maggie has been exploring the relationship between the flow arts and dance, and has recently expanded into the flow festival community where she regularly teaches and performs. She will be presenting on the flow arts at the National Dance Education Organization annual conference, and was recently ranked as one of the top 40 buugeng performers in the world. In addition to her work in the flow arts, Maggie has also held residencies with Rice University and Freneticore, has created over 50 original pieces of choreography, including evening length and fire performances, and has been named one of Houston’s Creatives by the Houston Press.
For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.

Watercolor and Body Movement Workshop

Watercolor and Body Movement Workshop

Workshop Date and Time: October 19, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00pm.
Location: Yogaleena Yoga Studio
Description: Workshop for ages 5-13; Ages 5-7 will attend for one hour and ages 8-13 will attend the full two hour workshop. In this layered workshop, we will create some form of composition by moving back and forth between watercolor painting and body movement, exploring and expressing our emotions in lines, forms, and colors.
Cost: $20.oo for ages 5-7. $30.00 for ages 8-13.
Teacher: Brooke Summers-Perry
Teacher Bio: Brooke is a mom, teacher, artist, spiritual director, and the Board of Compassionate Houston’s VP of Programs. She integrates a variety of growth, transformation, and creative modalities to offer practices that are accessible, impactful, and potentially life changing for individuals, students, teachers, parents, and groups in all stages of life, Her practices and curated conversations cultivate compassion, connection, meaning, and awareness. The simplicity of the practices allows for immediate application in daily life, in every setting, role, and relationship.
For questions, contact Lydia Hance at 832-781-0808.

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.