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Open Dance Project


An Evening of New Works

Open Dance Project launches its 2022-23 season with Shortcuts, an evening of 5 world premiere dance theater "shorts" by ODP company members Joshua de Alba, Sonia Engman, Atticus Griffin, Lizzy McGoldrick and special guest choreographer Laura Harrell. “Our company members are a dream team of collaborators. They invent, transform, and develop movement ideas for our ensemble works all season long. Shortcuts gives us an opportunity to focus on their ideas from start to finish and to support the birth of new works by some of the very strongest new choreographers in the dance world,” says ODP Artistic Director Annie Arnoult. Younger audiences are encouraged to join us for our special Family Matinee on Saturday, October 1st at 4:30 PM with a special pre-performance “Behind the Scenes” workshop on stage with the choreographers from 4-4:30 PM.Read more

Day of the Dead Celebration

Intempo Dance Ensemble

Day of the Dead Celebration

Intempo Dance Ensemble and TX Symphonic Ballet Present the Mexican Traditional Event

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 Funny Sugar Skulls dance, surrounded by live music atmosphere and guided by imaginary beings - Alebrijes - as they journey to their new home.  

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration of pre-Hispanic origin that honors the deceased on November 2. The festivities begin on November 1 and coincides with the Catholic celebrations of All Souls and All Saints. In Mexico, it is a celebration of life remembering loved ones who came before us, but with joy and devotion, dedicating an altar to welcome them back for their visit to the world of the living, once a year. The characters are La Catrina, El Catrin and the Alebrijes - imaginary beings made up of physiognomic elements of different animals, not only fantastic but also real that form a mesmerizing being full of magic and color that accompany souls in their voyage to their new home.  Read more