Frame Dance empowers Houstonians to communicate, inspire, and connect to the world and others through movement, community and artistic collaboration, and technology.
Frame Dance is dedicated to enriching the lives of Houstonians, and welcomes "new" dancers through participatory dance experiences: workshops, classes, performance, collaborations...involvement opportunities are endless. Join the #FramerNation.
-We understand that the study of dance creates compassionate, problem-solving, disciplined, curious, confident, creative members of our society, no matter which careers they choose.
-We are dedicated to the development of the whole person.
-We prioritize intellectual, artistic, and physical creativity through the discipline of dance.
-We encourage strong, healthy body image and self-confidence.
-We value using dance as a way to connect to others, build teams and communities. Dance helps us build interpersonal skills.
-We offer performance opportunities and working with the professional company members.
-We believe in fun.
-We offer opportunities for all ages to be creative together, because we believe in connecting the generations, and dance has no age limit.
For links we like we thought we’d throw back to some Frame Dance Tiny Dances from our show called The Black Space. We made a series of these tiny silent films that were made to be viewed on a smart phone. Stay tuned for the second one next Friday.
We’re calling all composers to submit to our annual music competition, for a chance to find a collaborator for one of our live dances, and/or one of our dance films. We’ll be using the winner’s music in one of our pieces for the Spring season.
We do not accept works previously licensed to third-party publishing companies. This requirement, of course, does not limit works that are self-published where the composer has not entered into a licensing relationship with a third party.
The entry fee is $15.00. Composers may submit one, two, or three pieces.
Works may be written for solo, duet, trio, quartet, or quintet.
Acoustic works that utilize electronic playback are also acceptable.
Electronic music is accepted and encouraged.
It started when I wanted to see what came up on Google if I typed in “MFA dance programs.” What came up was a list of what are possibly the largest and most well known MFA
programs– and those with their SEO figured out. I sat there staring at the first hit, and then scrolled down wondering which school I should click on first. I clicked, and apparently unclicked my self-confidence. (Could they see me through the screen? Were they laughing at my ignorant query into their top tier elite institution?) That suffocating, diminishing blanket that hovers and squeezes you whenever you walk into an audition came right back over me. I thought I had grown larger than that blanket, but apparently I’ve just felt mostly comfortable for some time. I hadn’t felt that vulnerable exposition in a while.
That little anecdote is really leading to two things:
1) Applying for programs is scary. You are brave. Auditioning is scary. You are brave. Interviewing is scary. You are brave. Doing things where you put everything on the table– where you go all in– and might not get anything back is terrifying. I’ve known some people to LIVE on that feeling. I, however, want to shrink into the smallest version of myself. I’ve always wanted more courage because that shrinking feeling is the absolute worst. If you’re a shrinker like me, practice putting yourself in places that are scary. People tell you to “fake it til you make it” but I can’t think of too many things more miserable than wearing a false self. So I try to go back to the place where I do feel confident, where I feel like I am my full self, and pull of those things into the new, scary place. It takes some discipline to not let the fears run rampant.
2) Let’s do something that pushes us out of our comfort zones this year. I mean really, actually pushes you. I think we all take some small and fairly safe risks. But it takes courage and motivation to really push yourself. And maybe it’s only one thing this whole year. And I want to know what it is. Share, because you will inspire someone.
Thank you to all who came to our Dinner / Dance 19 event last Monday. It was SO much fun.
Thank you to the chefs, David Leftwich (Sugar & Rice); Adam Dorris (Revival Market) and Richard Knight (Down House). The talent in that kitchen was explosive. I encourage you (yes, REALLY) to go to their restaurants and to get a subscription to Sugar & Rice magazine. I have one and it is like Christmas morning when each edition arrives. Beautiful photography and fantastic articles. #framehubby and I have been to Down House twice in the past week (one of our favorites– and one of the best place to get cocktails in Houston). Revival Market is another one of our favorites: either to purchase the BEST meat (bacon, anyone?) if we’re cooking for someone or for a beautiful breakfast/lunch/brunch with fabulous coffee, butcher shop and grocery market. And we would be amiss to neglect the super cool Good Dog Houston, where we held the event. Another local business that we’re nuts over. Try the Sloppy Slaw Dog. Trust.
Yet another reminder of the very cool and creative people in Houston. The secret is getting out, and traffic is increasing.
Nancy Wozny was in attendance to review Dinner/Dance 19, and here it is. Blushing over this part: “I do know that Hance and her “framers” are doing some of the most compelling and entertaining work in Houston.”