stirs up still things includes world premieres by ISHIDA based on original poetic narratives and works by emerging and renown international choreographers. " Among dim shapes ” by ISHIDA follows an intimate relationship and the ghosts they carry triggered by archetypal patterns. The program also includes a new creation by Swedish dancer, film director, and choreographer John Wannehag formerly with Tanzmainz, and a new work by award-winning British Finnish choreographer Kristian Lever . Lever returns to Houston having been featured at Dance Salad in 2019 and with the US premiere “ An Intimate Distance ” – an athletic men’s duet presented by ISHIDA in March 2022, originally created on Hamburg Ballet.
Broadway World said ISHIDA ’s program in August was “ an amazing showcase of modern contemporary dance ” and “ an incredible boon to the Houston art scene ."Read more