Human emotion is universal, and art is our universal language. Silambam Houston invites you to come and experience humanity's shared stories through a beautiful confluence of poetry, music, and dance in our newest original performance, KĀVYA: Poetry in Motion.Read more
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This triple bill features three new original works by three Houston-based independent dance and performing artists. PrettyCultured presents Unforgotten, Brittani Broussard presents Becoming, and Felicia Thomas joins Broussard for the collaborative Adura.Read more
Says Andrea Baldwin: "I am Texan. I am Black. I am a Feminist. To be one or two of these things can cause slight disruption. To be all of them can cause massive controversy."
Lone Star Feminist explores the realization of the above identities through multiple notable icons in regional history. This performance interweaves both relational, para-social, spiritual, and professional experiences that give voice to a specific demographic and courage to the performer to claim and re claim again identities embedded in race, gender, and regional discourse.Read more
This program features recent work by two Houston independent choreographers/art-makers. Better on the Outside, by Daniela Antelo and Brenda Cruz-Wolf, is dance-for-film that features 90-yard pieces of pink fabric in which dancers move in and out of. An industrial setting magnifies the geometry created by both fabric and dancers. Lori Yuill's Remembering the Missing explores the intersection between memory and sensation. Where do we store our memories and how do we access them (or how do they access us)? Can we call up those sensations at will and what new territory will be revealed by putting them into action. Remembering the Missing is conceived and directed by Lori Yuill and performed by Daniela Antelo, Miranda Tadlock, jhon r. stronks and Lori Yuill. Read more
Crawling with Monsters Now is an award-winning multimedia documentary that takes audiences inside war-torn Reynosa, Mexico, and other nearby communities. Actors from the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley bring to life recent testimonies from Mexico, presenting passages word-for-word from recently recorded interviews (conducted by the actors themselves). This show gives people in Mexico a voice despite the news blackout in a country where journalism is dead. Includes live music, videos, images and other projections. Do not miss the show that has garnered awards and rave reviews across the country. Winner, Overall Excellence Award (New York International Fringe Festival, 2011); Best of Show (Houston Fringe Festival, 2012); listed as one of the memorable shows in New York City for the year 2011 (Back Stage East). This updated version is from 2017. Ages 14 and up.Read more
Ryan Adam Wells of the Award Winning Beers About Songs returns with another side of the story: the 500 List. Two friends road trip across the United States and conquer their personal darkness through Music and Love...and a little bit of Danger
Following his award-winning performance at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Ryan Adam Wells returns to his hometown with the 500 List, The follow-up to last year's Best Original Music winner Beers About Songs, the 500 List follows two friends as they road trip across the United States and conquer their personal darkness through music and love ... and a little bit of dancer.Read more
Sweet T is the ritual, a ceremony in honor of how queer bodies live and protest normalcy. Through movement, voice and spoken text Dani and jhon enact queer performance practices and conduct their own spiritual mending in protest against the racial, class and gender structures that break and divide.Read more
Atlanta-based performance outfit, The Lucky Penny brings "fails", an experimental dance duet created and performed by Blake Beckham and Hez Stalcup. Playful and irreverent, the work is an earnest examination into the nature of failure, offering a timely reflection on conditions of loss, rupture, futility and collapse. Through a raw vocabulary that celebrates the hyper-mundane, the duo presents failings as moments of critical insight, where we learn to find resilience and take courage. "fails" features live original music by Alessandra Hoshor, who performs under the moniker Pamela_and her sons.Read more
- May 2017: Moments of Wonder
- April 2017: Farmhouse/Whorehouse
- April 2017: Illusions of Urbanscape
- April 2017: Ghana ThinkTank
- April 2017: Movement V: Ballroom
- December 2016: Winter Wonders
- November 2016: 12 Minutes Max!
- September 2016: RISE ABOVE: A Story of Hope.
- June 2016: WE Are PAPER TOWEL: A Cultural Construction performed by Sheila Pepe
- June 2016: A Party With No Agenda