New this year is the addition of masterclasses, workshops, and facilitated discussions integrated throughout the festival. Frame X Frame 2023 invites attendees to roll up their sleeves and truly dive into the world of dance, film, and art-making.
ALREADY DANCING – MODERN TECHNIQUE
SUE SCHROEDER | CORE DANCE
This modern technique class will employ the principles of ease, weight, sequencing and strengthening. The warm-up focuses on connection and articulation, preparing the body for easy efficient movement. The second half of the class is spent dancing phrase material while exploring movement qualities and clarity of movement intentions.
Q&A WITH DIRECTOR AND CAST OF FAMILY MANTRA
DAVID RIVERA | HOUSTON BALLET
Join us for an intimate Q&A following the screening of Family Mantra, a film documenting the process from beginning to performance of an installation-based participatory performance about generational psychological shifts within Houston’s communities.
DIY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
DAVID RIVERA | HOUSTON BALLET
In this workshop, participants will have the unique opportunity to learn the art of creating screendance works on a budget, using readily available equipment (a smartphone will do!) and their creativity. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker, dancer, or simply curious about the magic of blending dance and film, this workshop promises to be an inspiring journey of self-expression and creativity. No prior experience necessary – just a passion for movement and storytelling.
NOVEMBER 7, 12pm
Q&A LUNCH WITH LOCAL FILMMAKERS
Join us for the screening of Home Grown Hits and insightful Q&A/discussion with local Houston artists who created these films.
NOVEMBER 8, 12pm
PARTNER MASSAGE FOR MOVERS
RIVKAH FRENCH | DANCE SOURCE HOUSTON
This 90 minute session will provide movers of all types with a healing and rejuvenating massage experience. Rivkah French (Registered Massage Therapist) will guide participants to give and receive therapeutic massage with a partner. Attendees will leave the workshop with massage skills they can take into their daily well-being regimen. *No oils will be used. Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothing.
*PLEASE REGISTER DIRECTLY THROUGH DANCE SOURCE HOUSTON: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdq8eC6JTyo9vVT6iACZBAUaalymgvG0_PJzunGcakKmDk5tQ/viewform
NOVEMBER 12, 10am
FUNGI: A REMEDY FOR A BODY IN CRISIS
NATALIA CHYLINSKA, KATARZYNA PASTUSZAK
In this workshop we will explore the body’s ability to adapt to a changing environment. Using choreographic scores, we will explore the possibilities of transforming ourselves into an open communication network. We will stretch time and change our sense of scale by deepening our awareness based on micro/experiential experiences.
Can the mushrooms show us new ways to communicate and coexist? Can they guide us in our search for a posthumanistic sensibility and a non-narcissistic relational capacity?
The workshop will consist of breathing practices, deep listening, choreographic scores, elements of butoh dance, with a pinch of speculation and new materialism, among others.