METRODances: The Holiday Edition
Frame Dance Infiltrates METRO again to Make You Rethink Your Commute
Live Performance Comes to Houston’s Red Line
METROdances: The Holiday Edition is a pop up winter performance to get everyone in the holiday spirit. METROdances is meant to shake frames of reference and perception to spark creativity and encourage community as we gather in public spaces. In Houston, a huge metropolitan area known for its car culture, Frame Dance Artistic Director, Lydia Hance, sees this non-traditional display of dance as a way of highlighting the city and, in this public performance, an opportunity to get people to learn about the METRO system. Join us for this pop up winter version of METROdances on two midtown stops on the redline, live music, caroling, dance– an artful, wintery exit into our holiday break.
Performance Schedule and Tickets:
Saturday, December 15 @ 12:00pm
Meet us on the east side of the MATCH to start, the performance will begin at 12:30
Performance will end in Midtown Park
We encourage everyone to ride share to MATCH
ABOUT FRAME DANCE
Frame Dance Productions is a Houston-based contemporary dance company founded by Lydia Hance in 2010. An immersive inroad to into play and creativity, Frame Dance gives the people of Houston a physical, intellectual, and spiritual connection to themselves and each other. We offer Houstonians a safe place to explore creativity and experience challenging, artful, and undiluted modern dance. And we do it with an unmatched quality, spirited optimism, and inclusive welcome.
Frame Dance has quickly become a fresh and energetic presence through internationally screened dance films and responsive, intimate performances in exciting and unconventional spaces like art galleries, ferry boats, dance festivals, warehouses, claw foot bathtubs, downtown buildings, and City Hall. The Framers include 8 nationally acclaimed dancers, cutting-edge collaborations with painters, photographers, playwrights, poets, chefs, community members, and emerging and established composers. Frame Dance Productions is committed to working with 100% new music by living composers.
ABOUT LYDIA HANCE
Dubbed Houston’s “queen of curious locations,” Lydia Hance is the Founding Executive and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and Arts + Culture Texas has described her as “sharply focused.” Hance has choreographed works on the Galveston pier, the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, clawfoot bathtubs and museums, stages, and warehouses. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations, and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. Hance is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer originally from the California Bay Area. Her work has been funded by the Puffin Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, Dance Source Houston, City of Houston, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, and the Houston Parks Board. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute and SMU. Since 2011 she has been a curator of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, and has served on the artist boards of DiverseWorks, and Fresh Arts.
METROdances: The Holiday Edition is made possible by the support of Midtown Management District.
December 15, 2018
12:30 pm - 6:30 pm