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Day of the Dead Spooktacular Celebration

Intempo Dance Ensemble

Day of the Dead Spooktacular Celebration

Premiering: TX SYMPHONIC BALLET & Guest Artist: Danmar Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA)

INTEMPO DANCE ENSEMBLE presents an evening of dance and music inspired in the magical world of the day of the dead celebration. Colorful Catrinas and Sugar Skulls dance, surrounded by live music and guided by imaginary beings - Alebrijes - as they journey to their new home.  Read more

2021 Houston Fringe Festival

Houston Fringe Festival

2021 Houston Fringe Festival

Celebrating 14 years of fringe performance art of all forms.....

The Houston Fringe Festival returns live and in-person for the first time in two years! The 2021 festival marks the 14-year anniversary of Houston's very own fringe, featuring dance, music, film, storytelling, drag, and performance art! This year the festival will run for three evenings on October 15-17, and each night will feature a unique roster of fringe artists. Festival passes are available for all three nights. Read more


Chapman Dance presents SANCTUARY an evening of dance featuring new works and repertory favorites such as "Exquisite Corpse” (2013), "Laughing Heart" (2016), and "Stop Copying Me" (2018).  "Don’t Touch My Planet” (2020) leads a trio of new dances.  Sprinkled with short dance films produced in 2021, SANCTUARY offers the Yin and Yang of Chapman's love for explosive and contemplative movement. This project is funded in part by the city of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the University of Houston.Read more

2021 Fall Showcase

Bayou City Ballet Youth Company

2021 Fall Showcase

featuring "Aurora's Wedding" from The Sleeping Beauty

The Fall Showcase features an abridged staging of the third act from Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty, with principal guest artists Connor Walsh and Chae eun Yang from Houston Ballet performing the final wedding pas de deux.

The evening presents dancers of the Bayou City Ballet Youth Company in classical ballet, as well as in premiere neo-classical and contemporary works by Nao Kusuzaki and Lindsay Cortner created for the Youth Company. The program also includes two short guest performances by artists of Creative Minds Collaborative and the University of St. Thomas Dance Department.Read more


ISHIDA Dance Company presents an evening of thought-provoking premieres in world-class contemporary dance. Artistic Director Brett Ishida features new works based on original poetic and theatrical narratives that invite existential questions. Her work merges the fluidity of contemporary dance with the aesthetic beauty of the human form from classical ballet. Each work is inspired by personal narratives that expose the tenderness and suffering of human relationships: the purpose of which is to prompt kindness towards oneself and otherness. The evening will also include a new creation by French choreographer and former First Soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Jeremy Galdeano. Jeremy has choreographed works on Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and has been recognized for his talent in several choreographic festivals around the world. This is the first time his work will be performed in the US. 

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